FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Forrest County recently hired 13 part-time firefighters to fill four positions within the county's eight volunteer fire departments.
That move will put a firefighter at every other station in the county.
County Fire Coordinator Chip Brown said that it will be a huge asset to the volunteer firefighters by allowing the departments to get a fire truck to the scene of a fire quicker during the daytime.
The county hopes to grow the program in the future.
This move also helps maintain the fire rating and possibly even lower it in the future.