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Ocilla Fire Department receives grant

March 12, 2006

Ocilla--The Ocilla Fire Department has received a grant to improve how fast they respond to emergency calls.

The money will be used to provide the fire department with new communications systems, including pagers and hand-held radios.

The money comes from the Local Law Enforcement and Fire Services grant, and is worth about $11,000 dollars.

Chief Mark Taibi says they money will be used to replace the department's old equipment.

"Everything we had was outdated, and we weren't able to get the communications we needed through different departments. Now we'll be able to," he says.

Along with getting new equipment, the fire department will soon get a new building. Construction for the new fire department will begin sometime next year.

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