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Lee County E-M-S workers training to be firefighters

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Lee County E-M-S workers who volunteered to train as firefighters should complete that training by December.   

Increasing the number of firefighters is part of the county's overall plan to improve fire service.   

Tuesday night the consultant overseeing the merger of the Fire and E-M-S Departments gave county commissioners an update and brought the new county manager up to speed.

"One of the things we wanted to make sure the new county manager come in, that he have the empowerment of knowing the knowledge, he needed to understand basically how did we get involved in the beginning and where we are trying to go, what were our goals," said Skip Starling, National Fire Services.    

The cross-trained paramedics will be able to help fight fires. County leaders hope that will improve the county's Insurance Services Office rating which could bring down homeowners' insurance premiums.

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