Georgia News

Friday, April 12, 2024

Harris County highschoolers experience first live-fire opportunity

VIDEO: For the first time in Harris County history, high school students were sent directly into a burning building. However, these students had been preparing all semester to keep from going up in flames. It’s all a part of the high school’s Technical, Agricultural, and Education Program (CTAE) teaching students the basics of being a firefighter. “I just thought it was going to be a lot scarier than it was, but I thought it was really cool,” junior Addison McCormick shared with WRBL after going through the Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department's burn building. Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mitt Smith has been teaching this class to students for two years now. Wednesday was the first time students experienced a live-fire opportunity. While Chief Smith is teaching students best practices, fire behaviors, and how to attack a blaze, he is also recruiting.
WRBL-TV CBS 3 Columbus

Liberty County fire displaces a woman and her 2 dogs

VIDEO: A woman and her two dogs are without a home Friday morning after a fire in Liberty County. It occurred on Big Oak Road in Riceboro, Thursday night. Multiple crews were on the scene working to put out the fire. No injuries were reported. The Red Cross is stepping in to assist. No further information has been released.
WSAV-TV NBC/CW+/MyNetworkTV 3 Savannah

Thursday, April 11, 2024

DeKalb County firefighter returns to line of duty after overcoming his battle with cancer

A Georgia firefighter jumped back into action Wednesday after overcoming his battle with cancer. DeKalb County firefighter Peter Le was diagnosed with cancer several months ago, according to DeKalb County Fire Captain Jaeson Daniels. Fire crews received a call Wednesday morning about a fire at a home along Alpha Drive near Decatur. Daniels said Le didn't hesitate to respond to the call on his first shift back. "He’s thrilled to be back at the station with his colleagues. This morning, the bell rang, and he immediately jumped on the rig," DeKalb County Fire wrote in a social media post. Thankfully, Daniels said no one was hurt in the fire. Investigators believe the flames sparked due to the clothes dryer. "Le expresses his gratitude for the support he received from everyone," the fire department added in the post.
WMAZ-TV CBS/CW+ 13 Macon

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