Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
February 24, 2003
Valdosta - Every weekend, J.P.'s night club in Valdosta is packed with energetic clubbers. But would you know what to do in an emergency situation?
Fire inspector John Williams says a few safety measures from club owners and guests can help keep everyone safe. "One of the major things we look for is security lights at all exits," said Williams. "They should be well lit and so everyone will know how to get out in case of a fire."
Inspectors also recommend having several exit plans. "Everyone knows how they came in, so they think that's the only way to get out but you should always have an alternate route," said Fire Chief J.D. Rice.
Inspectors also require that nightclubs have several clearly visible fire extinguishers. "It's vital that these fire extinguishers be out where everyone can see and grab them at any time," said Williams. "They should also be up to date."
And all passageways should be kept clear. "A lot of times, club managers will have trash cans or chairs in the hallways, but nothing should be in the way and guests should also try to keep them open," said Williams.
Fire inspectors say the best thing to do if you are in an emergency situation is stay calm, look for emergency exit lights, and get out of the building as fast as possible.