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      Lee County reignites volunteer fire department

      Lee County is looking to bring back its volunteer fire department that phased out years ago.

      / Cody Long


      Lee County is looking to bring back its volunteer fire department that phased out years ago.

      The program will begin at the Redbone Fire Station as a pilot and Lee County commissioners are hoping to get a large number of volunteers to show up.

      Lee County Public Safety Assistant Supervisor Alan Kidd says there are some physical requirements and rigorous training to be completed. For those who do not meet some of those requirements, Kidd says they will find an area in the fire department for them to volunteer.

      "If we can get some good volunteers, it's going to help with the firefighting efforts in the county and this is a great recruiting tool for someone who may want to get into public safety," said Alan Kidd, Lee County Public Safety Assistant Supervisor.

      The first step to get involved is to attend a 6 p.m. meeting August 25 at the Redbone Fire Station at 1286 Graves Springs Road.

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