Decatur County Fire & Rescue is mourning the loss of one of their own after firefighter Adam Taylor, 30, died unexpectedly last week.
Fire rescue officials say Taylor was in a 24 hour shift at work on March 30 when he reported not feeling well and made arrangements to go home. Taylor died suddenly about 35 minutes later.
A preliminary report indicates Taylor had a heart attack, however, no official details are available until the report from the coroner’s office is released.
Taylor had been a firefighter with Decatur County Fire & Rescue since 2012. Taylor had previously served with the Sylvester Fire Department, where he got his start in 2007.
Taylor leaves behind a wife and twins.
Decatur County Fire & Rescue shared the following tribute to Taylor with WCTV:
"Thank you all once again for the outpouring of love and support this past weekend.
The City of Savannah will be helping residents with the Fire Fee Discount Program and application process.
Robert Milie is the president of the Savannah Professional Firefighters Association.
“They can save about 20 percent,” said Milie.
That equates to more than $50 towards the tax, scheduled to kick in come September.
“We had no part in the implementation process of the Fire Fee, but what we do want to do is ensure everybody in the community has the ability to take advantage of the Fire Fee Discount Program,” he said.
Milie said it’s easy to save money just by taking these simple steps:
“Have the maximum amount of smoke detectors per residence and that’s up to three.
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Firefighters are investigating a blaze at the Atlanta Civic Center that started early Tuesday after a tree fell on a power line near the facility, the spokesman for Atlanta Fire Rescue said The incident caused a surge in the aging performing arts hall on Piedmont Avenue, Sgt. Cortez Stafford told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A trash can caught fire.
Firefighters told Channel 2’s Sophia Choi they initially, thought they were dealing with a trash compactor fire.
They said then, they heard three big bangs and noticed they were standing in a foot of water.
That is when they said it became a dangerous situation.
Firefighters had to back out and wait on Georgia Power to cut the electricity, which took nearly two hours.
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Members of Cherokee County Fire Explorers Post 469 presented the colors prior to the Atlanta Braves game on Saturday, April 21 at SunTrust Park. The Braves, of course, defeated the New York Mets with a final score of 4-3.
Sgt. Michael Sims, an advisor for the local explorers group, said the explorers joined Boy Scout Troop 304 in leading a parade around the field before the game. After the parade, the Cherokee County fire explorers "had the honor of presenting our nation's colors on the field in front of the players and thousands of fans," he said.
Cadet Fire Lieutenant Denver Ice carried the American flag and was accompanied by Cadet Captain Dalton Hamby, Cadet Firefighter Fabian Frazzari, Cadet Firefighter Griffin Hansen and Cadet Firefighter Jared
A mother and her eight children are displaced after their apartment caught fire Monday afternoon, according to a release.
Savannah Fire was dispatched to Kayton Homes Apartment 602 B, located at 621 Cape Street at 1:12 p.m., the release states. Firefighters say they saw smoke coming from the unit, but were able to quickly douse the fire. Although the blaze was primarily confined to the attic, it caused extensive damage to the roof.
That apartment, as well as the two adjoining, vacant apartments, sustained severe water and smoke damage.
The release states that the mother and her children, ages two to 14, were not at home, but were displaced due to damage from the fire.
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