Grady County Firefighters Battle a Seven-Hundred Degree Blaze

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Risking their lives and going into burning buildings are a part of a Grady County firefighter's duty.

"Practice makes perfect," said Grady County Firefighter Richard Phillips.

It may be practice but firefighters are preparing in an event there is a real fire.

"It's gonna have live fire they'll have teams that go in and out the fire," said Grady County Firefighter Seth Maxwell.

Firefighters said in 2010 they responded to more than six-hundred calls and for the new year they said they've responded to 9.

Fire fighters said in order to stay certified the state of Georgia requires 24 training hours a year.

This is the first time training took place inside this mobile live fire trailer ; before firefighters said they used old houses donated for training purposes.

Firefighters said each day they battle a blaze they're risking their lives and when doing so they live by the motto practice makes perfect.


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  • by VFD Location: SOUTH GA on Jan 11, 2011 at 08:35 AM
    VFD... ALL THE VOLUNTEERS OF GRADY COUNTY ARE NOT PAID THEY DO IT BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT. THATS WHAT VOLUNTEER MEANS. THEY VOLUNTEER THERE TIME AND LIFE TO SAVE OTHERS. THANKS TO ALL OF FIREFIGHTERES PAID OR NOT FOR PUTTING YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE FOR YOUR COMUNITY
  • by Richard Location: Lansing,NC on Jan 10, 2011 at 11:12 AM
    Way to go Training, Training. It saves lives, ours & the public. Vent & ye shall live, stay safe. Retired FDNY Safety Chief Lansing Vol. Fire & Rescue, NC
  • by Dean Location: Bainbridge on Jan 9, 2011 at 05:27 PM
    The firefighters in this piece are volunteers, vfd. I am a volunteer as well and am pleased to see this positive story about volunteer firefighters.
  • by VFD Wife Location: Grady Co. on Jan 9, 2011 at 01:49 PM
    These ARE small rural volunteer fire departments. Grady County has many very dedicated volunteers. Don't fret, I'm sure all other counties appreciate theirs, too.
  • by Doug Location: Grady Co Ga on Jan 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    Nice story about the training our Volunteers do to stay well trained. We all need to thank our volunteers more often for the job they for us.
  • by vfd Location: here on Jan 8, 2011 at 06:53 PM
    grady county firefighters aient the only ones that risk there lives bet they getting paid too what about a story on us small rural Volunteer departments that risk there lives every day doing the same for nothing out of the hearts for the people.thats what i would like to see
  • by Kudos to ALL Firefighters Location: local on Jan 8, 2011 at 05:24 PM
    Positive piece on Grady County Firefighters, but it should be mentioned that the firefighters in most of our surrounding areas also undergo much the same- if not more- rigorous training.
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