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Sumter officials looking for volunteer firefighters

Lt. John Carroll, Sumter County Fire Dept. Lt. John Carroll, Sumter County Fire Dept.
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Sumter County fire officials are working to bring in more volunteer firefighters. They held an informational meeting Wednesday evening.

Right now, half of the department is made up of volunteers.

"So we depend a lot on our volunteers to help support the department and do the job of firefighters," said Fire Lt. John Carroll. "Numbers-wise we just need more. We are not really hurting for people. We got a good crew that's here but we would like to expand."

The county's ISO rating is a 5 out of 10. They want to make sure they keep their volunteer numbers up to avoid an increase in the rating which would increase home insurance premiums.


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