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There are mul­ti­ple lev­els of vol­un­teer fire­fight­ers in Ge­or­gia.

To be­come a stan­dard reg­is­tered vol­un­teer, a per­son has to pass an of­fi­cial writ­ten test and live-fire train­ing. Once a per­son be­comes a reg­is­tered vol­un­teer, they do not have to com­plete any an­nual train­ing re­quire­ments.

Vol­un­teers can also choose to be­come a state cer­ti­fied fire­fighter and go through the same process a ca­reer fire­fighter goes through. The up-front train­ing is more in­tense, and state cer­ti­fied fire­fight­ers have to have at least 24 hours of an­nual pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment. Ca­reer fire­fight­ers re­ceive much more train­ing that this, ac­cord­ing to New­ton County Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien.

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