Chief Marvin Riggins reached out to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office to help investigate the "Rookie Prank" that went viral on YouTube.
The video shows a hoax shooting, but both the Chief Riggins and Sheriff Jerry Modena confirm the gun used was fake.
"I am told the weapon was not a firearm. The sounds were that of a firecracker," says Chief Riggins.
That sound sparked an investigation surrounding five senior firefighters, and two rookies. Early investigation by the Bibb County Sheriff's Office points the finger at a prank gone too far.
"We're not talking about a criminal intent to violate Georgia law," says Sheriff Modena.