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Water and Gatorade drive to help firefighters kicks-off

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TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

A Tifton woman is making sure firefighters stay hydrated this summer.     

Nicole Taylor's 4th annual "Water and Gatorade Drive" is under way.  You can donate bottled drinks at the Main, North, and South stations in Tifton. Also to any of the seven volunteer fire departments in Tift County. Organizers want to make sure firefighters don't experience heat exhaustion while they're saving lives.

"I've witnessed it with my dad from times where they have responded during the winter and he's had to pull his jacket off and you can see the steam coming out," said Nicole Taylor.    

"It's nice to have a cool drink when you come out," said Shane McBrayer with the Tifton Fire Department.     

An open house will be held Saturday June 14th at the Main Fire Station for children to meet the firefighters and tour the station at 1:00 p.m. The drive ends July 31st.

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