Oconee County Fire Rescue, located in Watkinsville, Georgia, is currently accepting volunteers in its firefighter and medical responder program.Why It’s Newsworthy: Oconee County Fire Rescue is always accepting new volunteers in their firefighter and medical responder programs. According to the International Fire Chiefs Association, volunteer firefighter programs save communities around $37 billion a year, which is money that can be reinvested in the community’s local infrastructure, social programs and efforts to minimize the tax burden.
To become a volunteer firefighter or medical responder in Oconee County, you must be a resident of Watkinsville, Bishop or North High Shoals. You must also pass a criminal background check, driving history check and a drug test.
If you are interested in applying to the Oconee County Fire Rescue volunteer program, use this application link and email your application to Karla Hulsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Branden Newton at email@example.com.
Grady Newsource reporter Sydnei Bailey shows you in the video below a little more about what the volunteer program entails.
Sydnei Bailey is a fourth-year majoring in journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and political science in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia.
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