2018-FD101 Fire Dept. Tools
Jul20

2018-FD101 Fire Dept. Tools

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be accepting sealed written bids from qualified vendors to procure up to 4 new sets of Electro-Hydraulic Tools for the Fire Department as outlined in the specifications in this document.See attached Purchaser Specification Requirements for Power Supply, Cutter, Ram and Spreader. Bid Document: 2018-FD101 Electro-Hydraulic Tools Attachments: Power Supply for Electro Electro-Hydraulic Cutter...

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County / City Joint Public Safety Announcement
Nov16

County / City Joint Public Safety Announcement

A Joint Public Safety Announcement By The City of Calhoun and Gordon County Fire Chiefs Due to the extreme drought, dry conditions, and high winds, City of Calhoun Fire Chief Lenny Nesbitt and Gordon County Fire Chief Doug Ralston declare an immediate county-wide temporary ban on all types of outdoor open burning, including campfires, open cooking fires, warming fires, and bonfires. This shall also include a State of Georgia ban on...

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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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Fire Fighter Pinning Ceremony
Sep25

Fire Fighter Pinning Ceremony

At the September 15, 2015 Board of Commissioner’s work session, the Board of Commissioners along with Fire Chief Doug Ralston and other Fire Officers conducted a Pinning Ceremony to congratulate the following the fire fighters in their new ranks within the department. To the rank of Sergeant: Brandon Holcomb Hugh Holcomb Josh Howard Adam Dortch To the rank of Lieutenant: Josh Cochran Andrew Cornwell Congratulations to all of...

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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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