Summer Burn Ban to Begin on May 1st
Apr23

Summer Burn Ban to Begin on May 1st

Still got some winter yard debris to take care of? The annual Environmental Protection Division Summer Burn Ban will take effect on May 1st. Visit this link for more information: http://www.gatrees.org/onlinepermits/GeorgiaBurnBan.cfm   (Photo by Siim Lukka on...

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Sandy Padgett Awarded the Kathy Cox Guardian Angel Award
Dec21

Sandy Padgett Awarded the Kathy Cox Guardian Angel Award

At the December 11, 2018, annual Gordon Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Christmas Banquet, the Gordon County Fire Department Administrative Assistant Sandy Padgett was awarded the Kathy Cox Guardian Angel Award. This award is named after Officer Kathy Cox, a Gordon County public servant killed on duty in a crash while serving the people of Gordon County. Kathy was well known for her kindness and dedication, and willingness to go...

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MyPI Youth Training Class
Feb06

MyPI Youth Training Class

Gordon County 4-H will offer the first MyPI youth training class in Georgia. MyPI (My Preparedness Initiative), a two-time award winning program, will be led by 4-H Agent, Allie Griner, and Gordon County Fire Chief and 4-H Volunteer, Doug Ralston. This duo attended instructor certification by the National MyPI training team at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in January. They will accept youth training applications beginning today until February...

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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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