Clyattville, Bemiss and North Lowndes are receiving new fire station locations across 2021-22, all to house new personnel.
Clyattville’s Station 2 is set to be built this September. The first recruit class will begin June 16, according to the county website.
It will be followed by Bemiss’ Station 5 construction in April 2022, and finally by North Lowndes’ Station 4 construction in July 2022.
This is part of a 2021 expansion led by Lowndes County Fire Chief Lloyd Green. His plan is to hire 36 firefighters that include sergeants, lieutenants and three battalion chiefs.
Station 2 will house Fire Engine 20, Station 4 will house Fire Engine 40 and Station 5 will house Fire Engine 50 alongside an EMS bay with an ambulance. Each station will have four personnel per its three shifts.
Administrative leadership will expand to include an assistant chief, a training chief and a second fire inspector/educator in the fire marshal's office.