Macon-Bibb Fire adds 26 new firefighters

The graduating class will start their first shifts this weekend.
Macon-Bibb Fire graduation

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Macon-Bibb Fire Department added 26 new firefighters to the department on Friday.

The Summer 2021 recruit class had its graduation ceremony at the Central Georgia Technical College Auditorium.

Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller spoke to the graduates, who received their pins and diplomas with family members by their side.

“It’s an honor to have a group of men and women who wanted to come work and serve the citizens here in Macon-Bibb County,” interim fire chief Shane Edwards said. “To serve and protect and to give back to the community. That’s what it’s about is serving and protecting everyone in Macon-Bibb County.”

Edwards says the class is larger than usual.

He says the department has dealt with a deficit and is working to recruit as many people as possible to help with that.

The graduating class will start their first shifts this weekend.

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