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County accepts grant for nine new firefighters
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Fire Chief Lanier Swafford. - photo by For the Dawson County News
Dawson County has been awarded a grant for nine additional firefighters to staff a fire station that currently has only one person manning a fire engine at a time. Dawson County Emergency Services Director Lanier Swafford presented the grant to the commission Aug. 10, and the board voted Aug. 17 to allow Swafford to accept the grant. The firefighters, once hired, will be assigned to station No. 2, which is located on Hwy. 53 near the Tractor Supply. Swafford said that engine, being located in the Ga. 400 corridor, is the busiest in the county.