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      Fire Department working to save taxpayers money

      The Albany Fire Department is working on a project that will hopefully save Dougherty County taxpayers money.

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      The Albany Fire Department is working on a project that will hopefully save Dougherty County taxpayers money.

      There are a number of property owners in the county that live outside of 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or water source. If you're outside that distance, you're going to be a class nine when it comes to ISO ratings. To remedy that, the fire department is looking to purchase new hoses and new trucks for those hoses to be able to transport a larger amount of water.

      Fire Chief James Carswell told FOX 31, "there's a very strong economic reason for doing this as far as the savings to our county and our property owners particularly and it also benefits everyone because they spend the money they save locally which creates jobs and pays salaries, so it's a win-win for everyone."

      The county commissioners will vote to approve or disapprove the project at next Monday's commission meeting.

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