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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

September 19, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany firefighters will return to normal activities next week, after cutting back on unnecessary driving during the gas crisis.

The Albany Fire Department drove their trucks only when necessary this week. Firefighters suspended their hydrant testing, and did no training that required cranking up their fire trucks.

But Monday they will return to their normal schedule.

Chief James Carswell said "When FLEET put out the information that they may have concerns about delivery this week, we decided that it was in everybody's best interest that we at least stop these things we had control over. And outside testing hydrants and drills as something we could put off for a week."

Carswell said he is not sure how much fuel the fire department saved this week with their conservation efforts.

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