Georgia Volunteers Quit after Fire Chief is Fired

"The firefighters who resigned this morning did not quit Polk County Government, they quit the community they served."
(Polk County Fire Department and Emergency Management)

Allegedly false information submitted to
state firefighters’ pension fund

FirefighterNation Staff

POLK COUNTY, Georgia – 11Alive reports that several Polk County volunteer firefighters have turned in their gear after Fire Chief Randy Lacey was fired.

County Manager Matt Denton told 11Alive that the county received a letter from the Georgia Firefighters’ Pension Fund that showed the department submitted false information to the fund.

Denton released the following statement on the firefighters’ leaving,

“The resignation of certain volunteer firefighters this morning was most unfortunate. The Polk County Volunteer Fire Department consists of dedicated men and women who serve their community faithfully. The firefighters who resigned this morning did not quit Polk County Government, they quit the community they served.”

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The Cedartown Fire Department said that it has worked with the Polk County Fire Department before and will continue to do so to help during emergencies.

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