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Tybee City Council: Not disbanding fire department

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Dozens of current and former members of the Tybee Island Fire Department were in attendance at the Tybee Island City Council meeting Thursday.

They were there in support of the department after rumors circulated of it possibly being shut down.

Councilman Barry Brown previously had discussions with the Southside Fire Department, but he says it was regarding insurance issues.

A Facebook group formed against the idea to disband the department, but Brown has said that was never a consideration at all.

"I can tell you and assure you that I speak for everyone on council... that is not going to happen,” said Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman.

The council reiterated that the volunteer fire department has long been a fixture on the island and has always been an asset.

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