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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

July 24, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two Lee County businesses want to make sure emergency responders have every tool they need to protect the community.

That's why Century 21 and Security Bank teamed up to donate six hand-held radios to the Lee County Fire Department. The radios were presented to Interim Chief James Howell Thursday morning.

With a tight budget, Howell said he can often only purchase the necessities, but there's other equipment like these radios that can be helpful when fire fighters respond.

"These radios will make it safer for my men operating on the scene. It will allow each man to have his own communication make it safer for them to operate and anytime we make it safer for them to operate, we make it safer for the whole community," said Interim Chief James Howell, Lee County Fire Department.

Century 21 and Security Bank wants to make their community-give-back effort an annual event, and hope other businesses will join them.

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