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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  The Albany Fire Department is getting a Homeland Security Grant that will enable them to buy more training equipment.

The Assistance to Firefighter Grant was approved Friday.

It will pay more than $158,00 of the $296,000 spent on two emergency driving simulators.

That will free up money to buy training equipment for fighting vehicles, dumpster fires and fires involving flammable liquids and other hazardous materials.

"We are now into chemical hazmat responses, anthrax or whatever it may be. We are more sophisticated in the sense that we have to deal with many different hazards, that we may face everyday," said Chief James Carswell Albany Fire Department.

The driving simulators and other training equipment will be installed at the Fire Department's training center, and will be used to train firefighters across South Georgia.

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