Fire crews initially believed all residents of an eight-unit building at the Villas of Hope Apartments had made it out safely. The body was found after a search.“After the guys went in and did a very through search, they did, in fact, discover, we believe, one male in the bedroom of the apartment building, deceased,” Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford said.
Stafford said the first engine arrived within three minutes of the 911 call, but they were not aware of any potential entrapment until they got on scene.“There were reports of people and witnesses advising that there was possibly a person inside the home,” he said. The victim has not been identified. It has not been determined whether the fire started in his apartment or somewhere else, Stafford said.
Camden County Fire Rescue announced $1 million in upgrades, that includes a new fire engine and a new $600,000 fire house.
The upgrades were made possible in part through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.
"I am thankful for the leadership of the Camden County Board of Commissioners for their continued investment in public safety and in Camden County Fire Rescue," said Fire Chief Terry Smith. "We are excited to announce the new engine, generators, and Firehouse 18 as examples of our continued commitment to first-rate fire service for the citizens of Camden County."
The Camden County Board of Commissioners has received $190,216 to provide six new fixed generators at firehouses throughout unincorporated Camden County.
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VIDEO: Everyone needs a little help getting back on their feet now and then, and that can go for horses as some rescue workers learned this week.
Cobb County Fire Department said they responded to a horse in distress in West Cobb. Fire crews worked with the Cobb County Animal Services and Large Animal Rescue to give the horse a hand.
They were able to get the horse in a harness and get it back on its feet.
It took about a half-hour, but the crews were successful.
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