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June 23, 2003

Valdosta - A South Georgia fireman is recognized for spreading the word on fire safety.

Captain John Baty has been named Georgia State Firefighter's Educator of the Year. He has served as the Valdosta Fire Department's Fire Marshal for the past 11 years, teaching other firefighters and school children about fire safety.

"Unless we have someone with hands on training, who knows to stop, drop, roll, and have a family plan, all the money and fire trucks in the world wouldn't be able to save anyone," said Baty.

Captain Baty will receive a commendation from Governor Pedue in August at the Georgia State Firefighters' Association annual conference.

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