Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:59:20 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
August 17, 2007
Albany -- Lieutenant Robert Medlock has worked at the Albany Fire Department for 13 years. He was born and also grew up in Albany, and now is raising his own family in "the good life city."
"My son, Elliot, he is nine, but will turn 10 in November. And I have a daughter, Andrea. She is two and will be three in November," said Medlock.
Lieutenant Medlock and 170 of his co-workers come to work everyday knowing they may not make it home.
"When I first started here I couldn't sleep at night. I would just lay in bed all night scared of missing the truck or scared of what we were going to do. But after 12 years its just another thing," said Medlock.
A relaxed mind set that can only come through constant training and experience.
"You got to have confidence in your equipment, the people you are working with and the methods that we use to prevent does risks to be successful," said Albany Fire Chief, Ron Rowe. "You build confidence through training."
But training can only prepare you for so much. "Most calls are unknown. You can't train for a specific thing and the call happens just like you trained for. Training is like a guideline," said Medlock.
"Sometimes you can't prevent the unknowns. And its the unknowns that usually get you," said Rowe.
During an emergency there is one thing that rescuers keep in mind. "If there is nothing to gain, you don't risk anything. But if there is something to gain, of course you are going to risk whatever is necessary to get that gain," said Rowe.
A risk they know may come up and are willing to take.