2/25/13 CRH, Landing Zone
2/25/13 Sky View, Med Assist
2/25/13 Hwy 76 E, Med Assist
2/25/13 Shady Lane, Med Assist
2/25/13 Kerby Rd, Med Assist
2/25/13 Creek View, Med Assist
2/26/13 Hiawassee Estate Drive, Med Assist
2/26/13 Enotah Village Apts, Smoke/Odor Invest
2/27/13 Scataway Rd, Med Assist
2/27/13 Sunnyside Shores, Med Assist
2/28/13 College Street, Med Assist
2/28/13 Lower Bell Creek, Med Assist
2/28/13 Dills Rd, Med Assist
2/28/13 City Hall, Landing Zone
2/28/13 Jack Dayton Cir, Med Assist
2/28/13 Upper Bell, Med Assist
03/1/13 Eagle Mtn, Med Assist
03/1/13 Hwy 76 S, MVA
03/1/13 Cedar Cliff, Chimney Fire
03/3/13 Mtn Valley Way, Med Assist
The Fire Department has 58 active members, 6 fire stations with a total of 7 engines, 6 tankers, 4 rescues, and 2 brush trucks. The Fire Department responds to an average of 800 calls per year. In 2006, Towns County Fire & Rescue hired 3 full time firefighters who work Monday through Friday 8-5, and are stationed at Hiawassee, Young Harris, and Hightower stations. Mitch Floyd is the Fire Chief, Harold Copeland, the Assistant Fire Chief, and Terry Parker is Operations Captain.
The Fire Department responds to a wide range of calls such as medical, auto accidents, fire, drowning, flooding, gas spills and many other incidents, so training is critical becauseof the wide variety of calls that we respond to. A volunteer must have 60 hours of training per year and a paid firefighter must have 120 hours per year. Each station has training 2 times a month at their stations and we have a multi-company training once a month where all the departments come together and train at one central location.
Several of the fire department members hold a NPQ-2 fire fighting certification, and almost all of the others have a NPQ-1 certification. We have several members that are National Registered EMT, and several National Registered First Responders.
The Towns County Fire & Rescue has come a long way since back in the early 70's when there was only a couple of trucks in the county and just a few members. Towns County is growing and the Fire Department must grow with the county.
In 2004, Towns County purchased a new engine, and in the next couple of years purchased 2 used engines that are in very good condition and in 2006 purchased 2 new engines. The Fire Department equipment is now all up to date and state of the art. The Fire Department members are also in good firefighter gear to meet the needs for whatever type of emergency call they might respond to. Towns County Fire & Rescue has six fire stations located throughout Towns County. We currently hold an ISO (Insurance Service Office) class 6/9.
Station One- Hiawassee
Station Two-Young Harris
Station Three-Fodder Creek
Station Five-Hiawassee River
An ISO 6 class applies to all structures located within 5 miles of a fire station and 1000 feet from a fire hydrant. An ISO class 9 applies to all structures within 5 miles of a fire station and over 1000 feet of a fire hydrant. Many homeowners throughout Towns County benefit,thru lower insurance premiums, from this ISO classification 6.
Towns County is register and participates in federal work and authorization program, E-Verify, to verify employment eligibility of all newly hired employees.
Our identification number is 119900
Authorization date: May 13, 2008
Towns County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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