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Firefighters to the rescue

February 10, 2006

Albany- Firefighters everywhere risk their lives day in and day out to help save the lives of those in need. At the Albany-Dougherty County Fire Department, the men and women love their job and take every bell ring seriously.

Most fire stations are second homes to the men and women who live there. The firefighters eat, sleep, train and work at the fire station.

The average shift is 240 hours a month, with 24 hour shifts, depending on the schedule.

The firefighters have to maintain the equipment, keep the facilities clean, take classes, do fire prevention, teach kids, answer calls, handle car accidents, put out grass fires, cardiac arrest, and still put out fires!

Most importantly, they do it because they love it and they love saving lives and helping people.

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