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Commission discusses mutual fire aid

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Some Albany city commissioners want to offer fire services to neighboring counties.

Commissioners Roger Marietta and Bob Langstaff want the city to look into mutual aid agreements with counties such as Lee and Worth that may benefit from the resources of the Albany fire department.

Albany Fire Chief James Carswell says no counties have requested assistance. He says there is already a mutual aid agreement through the state Emergency Management Agency for major disasters.  

"We can provide resources to any other city/county in the state when requested through emergency management division or GEMA through the state and usually that's look at if it's something that's overwhelming for that community, then they can request other counties or other cities to actually respond and make assistance."

Right now, the only mutual aid agreement other than GEMA is between the city of Albany and the Marine Base fire department.

 

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