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Worth Co. commissioner wants fire station in Bridgeboro

WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

An inspector with the Insurance Services Office was in Worth County Tuesday hoping work leaders will bring down home insurance rates.

One County Commissioner said he has a plan to give even more property owners a break.

County leaders expect the ISO rating to come down in northern Worth County. Commissioner Billy McDonald wants that to happen in the southern part of the county too.

McDonald wants to turn an empty building in Bridgeboro near Highways 112 and 133 into a volunteer fire station.

After much debate last year, commissioners fully staffed a fire station in Warwick which should bring a much lower ISO rating to that area.

Right now, it's a 10, the worst possible rating. Commissioner McDonald said two volunteer firefighters are interested in working in Bridgeboro.

"Mr. Tompkins is a firefighter with the Marine Base over in Albany that called me and Mr. Cross and several others in the community down there they are interested in coming and training to be volunteer firemen to serve their community down there because it will help them to get their ratings down,” said Billy McDonald, Worth County Commissioner.

McDonald says the County would be responsible for funding training and equipment and hopes the board will make a decision at their next meeting.

He said the board is also looking at opening up a volunteer fire station in Anderson City.

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