Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:51 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:51:04 GMT
Information from the Tift County Sheriff's Office- On Tuesday, May 7, 2013, the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force along with the Tift County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant on the residence of 36More >>
The Mid-South Narcotics Task Force and the Tift County Sheriff's Office arrested 36 year old Daniel Eubanks, and seized over $100K in cash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:38:05 GMT
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County. Carroll died after being shot on April 28 at the residence of Samples' ex-wife. Carroll drove himself to the hospital,More >>
Blake Samples, 34, is charged with the murder of Dusty Carroll in Colquitt County.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:34:44 GMT
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds. The Albany PoliceMore >>
The Albany Police Department's Criminal Investigative Bureau would like to solicit the public's assistance with locating Kizzie Lashay Coleman, 21. She is 5'7" and weighs 176 pounds.More >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID. Search WALB APPS, and install our weather andMore >>
Got a smart phone? WALB has two FREE APPS you shouldn't be without! Go to the Apple App Store if you have an iPhone and to Google PLAY if you have a DROID.More >>
The Red Cross has an interactive system to let loved ones know their status. You can list yours, and search for others at this website....More >>
The Red Cross has an interactive system to let loved ones know their status. More >>
September 16, 2003
Lowndes County - It takes a lot of intense training to battle the smoke, heat, and other dangers of fires. Live fire training is as real as it gets and puts firefighters in the center of harm's way.
Hahira and Lowndes County firefighters torched a dilapidated home to train for the real thing. "It really gives them a good demonstration of what fire behavior is, how it grows, how it acts," said Hahira Fire Chief Dwight Bennett.
A lighter ignited a pile of straw and wood pallets, and in less than 1 minute, the flames engulfed the ceiling. "This right here is the real deal," said Capt. Jeff Thibodeau. "It's 1200 degrees in here, and the smoke is so thick, you can't see anything, not even your hand in front of your face."
Firefighters started, then extinguished three separate fires to show the different ways fire travels. They say controlled home burns like this are the best way to train. "This is where the rubber meets the road, I mean, you can get any more real than this," said Capt. Jeff Thibodeau.
The training helps veteran firefighters perfect their skills and shows rookies the ropes. "The new firefighters get to see how hot it gets, how dark it can get, and how intense a fire is because some of them have never been on a call before," said Thibodeau.
Firefighters only get to take part in live burns about twice a year. But the rare chance at this training gives them the skills they need to safeguard you and your home.