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Lowndes County expands fire services

Armen Jeknavorian

Valdosta-- In an effort to improve fire coverage and move toward around-the-clock protection, Lowndes County Fire Rescue Chief Jim Fielding swore in his first two full time paid firefighters Wednesday morning.

Firefighters Catharyn Crump and Firefighter Ben Amiot will be reporting to the new Bemiss Road Fire station.

"Bemiss had the most run between eight and five so, as we go along we are going to stretch it even more," Jim fielding of the Lowndes County Fire Department.

In addition to the new full-time firefighters, Lowndes County Fire Rescue has over 200 non-paid volunteer firefighters.

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