Firefighters Train on Extrication with Powerful Technology
Aug29

Firefighters Train on Extrication with Powerful Technology

Recently, firefighters from both Gordon County Fire/Rescue and Calhoun Fire Department had the opportunity to practice their extrication techniques with some new technology. Despite the extreme August heat, firefighters gathered in the holding yard of Parrish Wrecker Service and were introduced to the Hurst Jaws of Life®; however, this wasn’t the first time some of our firefighters have seen or used the Hurst brand of extrication...

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Third Year SPLOST Hydrant Installation Underway
Aug13

Third Year SPLOST Hydrant Installation Underway

The third year of Gordon County’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funded hydrant installations are well underway. Georgia Hydrant Services of Loganville, GA are back in Gordon County for the third year to install the hydrants with this year’s heaviest concentration in the Nickelsville and Oostanaula communities. Approximately forty-three hydrants will be installed in each of these communities. Crews will be...

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Santek Waste Services Helps Gordon County Fire/Rescue “Give Burns the Boot”
Jul09

Santek Waste Services Helps Gordon County Fire/Rescue “Give Burns the Boot”

Recently, Santek Waste Services merged a portion of their company’s resources with Gordon County Fire/Rescue’s (GCFR) in order to incorporate the solid waste facility’s recycling efforts with a very beneficial cause. Levi Higdon, Regional Manager for Santek Waste Services coordinated with GCFR’s Battalion Chief Heath Smith to make a significant donation, and make plans to continue their efforts in the future. “A recent donation from...

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Gordon County Firefighters Conduct Training in Building Slated for Demolition
Jun29

Gordon County Firefighters Conduct Training in Building Slated for Demolition

It served as a department store, a grocery store, then as a car dealership, but just days before its slated demolition, the building located behind the Dunkin Donuts™ and the Race Trac™ became a smorgasbord of training for Gordon County Fire Rescue’s firefighters. Leading the charge was Division Chief of Training, Nathan Saylors. “Opportunities like this one for such realistic training for our firefighters are one in a million. Not...

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Tower Rescue Class
May21

Tower Rescue Class

In conjunction with OSHA “Safety Stand Down Day”, Midland Communications hosted the Georgia Search and Rescue (GSAR) Taskforce 6 for a joint training session on communications tower emergencies and rescue procedures at Midland Communication’s site on School House Rd in Gordon County. GSAR Taskforce 6 had twenty members from five agencies including: Gordon County Fire Rescue, Calhoun Fire Department, Dalton Fire Department, Bartow...

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