COFFEE COUNTY FIRE/RESCUE

Douglas, Georgia

8th Annual ACCG Community of Excellence Winner

Mission Statement

Through professionalism, dedication, training and integrity we are committed to excellence. We strive to protect the lives, property and enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Coffee County. It is our goal to provide quality fire protection, strong public relations and fire safety education while endeavoring to protect and preserve the health and safety of our staff and return them safely to their families.

 

Chief Steve Carver and staff would like to welcome you to Coffee County Fire/Rescue and Emergency Management’s website.

Coffee County Fire Department/ EMA headquartered in Douglas, Georgia provides fire and rescue services throughout Coffee County. Services are provided to our citizens from a network of 20 strategically placed stations throughout our 591 square mile coverage area. Approximately 93% of Coffee County’s citizens are within 5 miles of an ISO recognized fire department, with all departments being rated by ISO as Class 4X. This classification recognizes the above average fire protection provided by Coffee County’s Fire Departments and provides for much lower property insurance premiums for properties with-in 5 miles of a fire department. Coffee County Fire Department is a combination fire department with 19 of the county’s 20 departments being staffed by volunteer firefighters. Coffee County’s firefighters respond to an average of 650 calls per year.

We also provide Emergency Management services to include disaster planning, mitigation and recovery, and Public Safety Dive Team emergency response.

County Fire Department Equipment and Staff information:

7 Career Firefighters

14 Part-time Firefighters

120 Volunteer Firefighters

1 Administrative Assistant

1 Chief

The above includes 4 Fire Instructors, 3 Public Safety Educators, and 2 Arson Investigators.

Station 6, 941 Mahogany Road, Douglas (Headquarters)

2 Class A Engines, 2 Quick Response Brush Trucks, 1 8000 gallon Tanker, 1 3000 gallon    Tanker

Station 7, 95 Jowers Street, Ambrose 

1 Class A Engine, 1 Rescue/Service Truck

Station 8, 5373 Highway 441 North, Pridgen

1 Class A Engine

Station 9, 1915 Ramblewood Road, Douglas

1 Class A Engine

Station 10, 100 Church Street, Broxton

1 Class A Engine, 1 Rescue/Service, 1 Brush Truck

Station 11, 9669 Highway 221 North, West Green

1 Class A Engine

Station 12, Nicholls VFD, 1001 North Ave., Nicholls

1 Class A Engine

Station 13, Baker Highway VFD, 7078 West Baker Highway, Douglas

1 Class A Engine

Station 14, Sinkhole Road VFD, 5015 Sinkhole Road, Douglas

1 Class A Engine

Station 15, Chatterton VFD, 281 Chatterton Church Road, Nicholls

1 Class A Engine

Station 16, Wilsonville VFD, 2109 East Baker Highway, Nicholls

1 Class A Engine, 1 Rescue/Service Truck

Station 17, Bridgetown VFD, 2387 Bridgetown Road, Willacoochee

1 Class A Engine, 1 Quick Response Brush Truck

Station 18, Bear Creek VFD, 4310 Willacoochee Highway, Douglas

1 Class A Engine, 1 Reserve Class A Engine

Station 19, Satilla/Fales VFD, 7340 Old Axson Road, Douglas

1 Class A Engine

Station 20, 1333 SW Bowens Mill Road, Douglas

1 Class A  Engine

 

Station 21, Bushnell VFD, 1177 Bushnell Chapel Road, Ambrose

1 Class A Engine

Station 22, 4545 Broxton-Westgreen Road, Broxton

1 Class A Engine

Station 23, 7295 Highway 158 East, Nicholls

1 Class A Engine

Station 24, 4774 Nicholls Road, Nicholls

1 Class A Engine

Station 25, 320 Rocky Pond Road, Douglas

1 Class A Engine

 

Emergency Management Agency Information

15 Public Safety Divers

5 Boats

3 Sidescan sonars

2 Hazmat Dive Suits

6 Dry Suits

Dive Com Gear

 

 

To inquire about any of our services or volunteering please contact the number below.

 

Thank You for taking time to view our website, contact us at (912)389-1705 or drop by at 941 Mahogany Road, Douglas, GA 31533

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

·       If I have an emergency who do I call?

   911    

·       Are permits required for outdoor burning?

     Yes, Permits are issued by Georgia Forestry Commission

              Local Number for GFC is (912)389-4045

              Yard debris permit hotline (877)652-2876

·       What can I burn legally?

      Only natural vegetation can be burned with a permit, this is limbs, leaves,       trees, grass, straw and etc.

·       What am I supposed to do when I am approached by an Emergency Vehicle with lights and sirens on?

          Georgia Law requires motorist to pull to the right side of the road and

stop until the emergency vehicle has passed regardless of the direction of travel. 

 

·       What do I have to do to become a volunteer firefighter with Coffee County Fire Department?

   Must come by Coffee County Fire Departments Headquarters at 941 Mahogany Road and fill out an application.

 Once an application is completed the following will be conducted by the department:

         Criminal History Check

         Motor Vehicle Driving Record Check

         Interview with the candidate

Once approved the candidate must then complete the Georgia Registered Firefighter training course along with a live fire exercise which is provided by Coffee County Fire Department’s training division.

 

 

Links:

www.ready.ga.gov  Provides information to help you prepare for an emergency

 

www.gfbf.org  Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation provides assistance with burn injuries

 

www.gatrees.org  Georgia Forestry Commission

 

www.Ready.gov/kids  Information for children and parents