Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-26-23

The following occurred at this meeting: -Ordinance to send all variance recommendations to the Board of Commissioners -Ordinance to improve road construction standards -Ordinance to create an automatic resignation clause for board, committee and commission members who miss too many meetings and provide for training for the Planning Commission -Recognition of Walker County Fire Rescue … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 1-26-23

Walker County Firefighters Recognized for Training Operations in the Republic of Georgia

A man from the Georgia National Guard presents an award to four firefighters

Members of the Walker County Fire Rescue Cave & Cliff Rescue Team traveled to the Republic of Georgia last summer to work with firefighters overseas. They provided training in technical rescue, which involves rope work and rescuing patients in tough, rocky terrain. Major General Thomas Carden, Georgia Adjutant General, Georgia Army National Guard, presented the … Continue reading Walker County Firefighters Recognized for Training Operations in the Republic of Georgia

Cold Can Kill: Walker County Emergency Management Urges Residents to Prepare Now for Dangerous Cold Temperatures

two people bundled up in coats, gloves and scarves talking outside

Cold can kill. Walker County will be under a WIND CHILL WARNING from late Thursday night (12/22) through noon Saturday (12/24). The National Weather Service predicts dangerously cold temperatures will impact northwest Georgia with wind chills as low as 10 below zero. Now is the time to start preparing for the very cold temperatures. If … Continue reading Cold Can Kill: Walker County Emergency Management Urges Residents to Prepare Now for Dangerous Cold Temperatures

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 12-8-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Presentation of the FY2021 Audit -Resolutions to further define the Board Clerk as a Deputy Clerk, apply for a OneGeorgia grant, and make appointments to several boards -Purchase order for radios for first responders -PUD rezone for Happy Valley Farms development -Appeals of Planning Commission items -November Department statistics … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 12-8-22

Tennessee American Water Awards $1,000 to Walker County Fire Rescue

Firefighters pose with a large donation check

Tennessee American Water has awarded, through its Firefighting Support Grant program, over $15,000 to 16 fire departments in the region, including Walker, Catoosa and Dade Counties in Georgia and Hamilton, Marion, and Sequatchie Counties in Tennessee. The grants provide supplemental funding to fire and emergency organizations supporting Tennessee American Water’s service areas. Tennessee American Water’s Firefighting … Continue reading Tennessee American Water Awards $1,000 to Walker County Fire Rescue

Walker County Receives Employee Safety Grant from ACCG Insurance Programs

2 firefighters show off a binderlift, a device used to lift people off the ground

Walker County was recently awarded a $6,000 Employee Safety Grant from ACCG – Group Self-Insurance Workers’ Compensation Fund (ACCG-GSIWCF). The Employee Safety Grant program rewards local governments that foster a culture of workplace safety through additional training, equipment or services. This marks the fourth time Walker County Government has received this award, resulting in roughly $27,347 … Continue reading Walker County Receives Employee Safety Grant from ACCG Insurance Programs

Walker County Fire Rescue Launches Competitive Promotional Process

Firefighters fight a big smokey fire at an auto body shop

Walker County Fire Rescue (WCFR) is conducting a Competitive Promotional Process (CPP) for the purpose of establishing a Promotional Eligibility Register (PER) for the rank/classification of Sergeant within WCFR. Eligibility Requirements: By or before submission deadline of October 18, 2022. Full-time WCFR personnel, along with outside qualified applicants, are invited to participate in the CPP … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Launches Competitive Promotional Process

Walker 180 for September 2022

A millage rate reduction, our firefighters train their foreign counterparts overseas and the Ag Festival returns... all in this month's edition of Walker 180! Sign up for the blood drive here: https://donor.bloodassurance.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/144439 SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch the video version of this production. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed

Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 8-25-22

The following occurred at this meeting: -Medal of Bravery Award for Sgt. Michael Keith and firefighter Drew Andrews -Public hearing on the Fy2023 budget -Resolution to appoint a member to the Animal Control Board -Purchase order for equipment for the Fire Department SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this meeting. http://walkercountyga.gov/tag/podcast/feed