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LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

A Lee County Commissioner wants paramedics and firefighters to be cross-trained.

Dennis Roland says if EMS workers have basic firefighter certification, it would save the county $500,000 a year and will help lower the counties ISO rating which could help home and business owners.

"What I'm trying to do is lower the ISO rating. It's not going to affect the people who don't have fire protection, but it'll help the ones that do have fire protection. If we can lower the ISO rating, it'll lower their insurance rates," said Commissioner Roland.

This isn't the first time county leaders have discussed the cross-training idea.

EMS workers opposed it in the past, claiming it would mean they'd be doing two jobs for one salary. 

 

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