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Early County ailing for firefighter aid

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BLAKELY, GA (WALB) -

The Early County EMS has added two new fire houses. One on Giles Hightower Road and another in Nicholasville. Both areas were severely lacking.

"Where we put these fire houses are places that are considered 10 on the fire ratings," said EMS Deputy Director Tony Gentry. "Which considers no fire protection whatsoever."

Gentry says the department is looking from anywhere from 7 to 10 pep ole to volunteer at the station. The volunteers can have a significant impact on homeowners living in the surrounding area.

"When their wasn't a fire house here," Gentry said. "It was considered a 10. Your insurance will be almost double if you are in a 10 compared to a 9."

In comparison to the entire county, Blakely has a dramatically different insurance rating of 4.

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