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Lee Co. paramedics almost certified firefighters

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Lee County Public Safety Director Bobby Watkins says training for paramedics to become certified firefighters is going well.

They finished classroom and field training and will take the state exam soon.

He says the consolidation of the fire and E-M-S departments will increase their firefighting manpower.

"I think now everyone has wrapped their minds around this is what we need to do for the citizens of the county and everyone has embraced that and everything is going well and doing their job well," says Public Safety Director.

28 workers will take the state firefighter certification exam at the end of April or beginning of May.

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