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Lee fire brigade draws interest

Bobby Watkins Bobby Watkins
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -  Lee County fire officials will take their time staffing a volunteer station. Lee County EMS Director Bobby Watkins is pleased with the turnout of a meeting Monday night.

He says 21 people filled out applications. Now they'll begin background checks and physicals to see who's the best fit for the 12 positions they hope to fill in the Red Bone district.

"We had a great turnout. We had 24 people show up that expressed interest in being a volunteer. Out of those 24 we wound up with 21 applications. We're just going to take this thing slow and process those applications," said Watkins.

The county is hoping to restart some volunteer stations to help underserved areas.

Lee County phased out volunteer firefighters more than 20 years ago.

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