AFD calls for volunteers - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

AFD calls for volunteers

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Team USA track star killed in crash

    Team USA track star killed in crash

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:32:04 GMT
    Track and field field star killed after semi slammed into a stalled car on I-75 in Cordele.More >>
    Track and field field star killed after semi slammed into a stalled car on I-75 in Cordele.More >>
  • PCA faces judge Monday for salmonella outbreak

    PCA faces judge Monday for salmonella outbreak

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:45:34 GMT
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture.More >>
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture.More >>
  • UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:38:04 GMT
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>

August 6, 2007

Albany -- The Albany Fire Department made a historic announcement Monday morning.

For the first time since 1893, the Albany Fire Department is welcoming volunteers to assist the department.

Eighty percent of America's firefighters are volunteers. And while there are six to eight full-time positions open right now at AFD, they want those interested in joining the department to know all of the opportunities offered with the job.

"Twenty to twenty-five years ago we were getting four to five hundred applications for five or six jobs. What we want to do is show the public that we have improved, and that we have a lot to offer. Also, we want to have a large pool to choose our applicants from," said Asst. Chief Ron Rowe.

There are requirements that must be met before one can participate in the training program.

For questions concerning full time or volunteer opportunities at AFD, you can contact the Albany Fire Department at 229-431-3217.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=AFD/CF