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Quitman Volunteer Fire Department drivers to receive certification

By By Steve Swogetinsky/The Meridian Star
March 8, 2001
QUITMAN Fire Chief Mickey Long says all drivers for the Quitman Volunteer Fire Department will have emergency vehicle certification by this summer.
Long said it will cost between $200 and $300 to present the course, and about $15 a man for the training materials.
The aldermen voted 4-0 to approve the expenditure. Alderman Anntwinet McCarty was out of town.
In other matters, aldermen:
Heard a report on the ongoing review of the city's practices and procedures concerning police fines. Alderman Joe Poytress said a list of recommendations is being compiled and will be presented during the first board meeting in April;
Voted to approve a request for a road block on May 5 by the Quitman High School HOSA Club;
Advertised for bids for the park concession stand during the upcoming spring and summer baseball season;
Discussed a paving plan for several city streets. The project was put on hold until after the upcoming municipal elections; and
Adopted a Recreation Department policy that coaches receive National Coaching Standards Certification.
Steve Swogetinsky is regional editor of The Meridian Star. E-mail him at