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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Doug Ralston appointed as the new Fire Chief
Dec19

Doug Ralston appointed as the new Fire Chief

On December 17, 2014, the Gordon County’s Administrator, John King, announced the appointment of the new Gordon County Fire Chief, Douglas Ralston. A veteran of the department, Ralston will be replacing David Hawkins, who recently retired. This decision was approved by the Board of Commissioners Tuesday evening. Chief Ralston’s educational background includes an Associates Degree in Management and Supervisory Development, and he holds...

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Local Division Chief Completes International Professional Designation Process
Sep18

Local Division Chief Completes International Professional Designation Process

Division Chief Blake Hodge of the Gordon County Fire Department has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on July 8, 2014, to officially confer the designation upon Chief Hodge. Chief Hodge is one of only 961 CFO’s worldwide. The CPC awards the CFO designation only after an individual successfully meets all...

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Second Year Hydrant Installation Underway
Jul28

Second Year Hydrant Installation Underway

Round two is underway! Employees of Georgia Hydrant Services (GHS) will begin installation of the next round of S.P.L.O.S.T. fire hydrants on Monday, July 28; however, preparations are already underway. New hydrants and other installation materials were delivered on Wednesday, July 23. This is the second of a five-year plan for hydrant installation using S.P.L.O.S.T. dollars. Last year, installation was concentrated in the Dews Pond...

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2013 Firefighters of the Year
Jun12

2013 Firefighters of the Year

Gordon County Fire Rescue recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Career Firefighter and Paid-Per-Call (PPC) (formerly known as Volunteer) Firefighter of the Year. Congratulations to Sergeant Adam Diskey and Josh Lawrence!

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