Town/Gown Project Improves Community Fire Readiness in Walker County, GA

Rock Spring, GA - Several students have added fire safety to their class schedule this fall.  Walker County Fire Rescue and Georgia Northwestern Technical College are partnering with First Alert, along with Campus Firewatch and the Michael H. Minger Foundation, to participate in the third annual Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project.  Students and residents … Continue reading Town/Gown Project Improves Community Fire Readiness in Walker County, GA

Walker County Schools Integrates “Incident Management System” with E-911 Center to Create A Safer Learning Environment

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Schools will conduct a lockdown drill during Fall Break to review the integration of new technology designed to enhance student safety and improve response times for law enforcement dispatched to schools. The drill will take place at Saddle Ridge Elementary / Middle School during a teacher’s in-service day on October … Continue reading Walker County Schools Integrates “Incident Management System” with E-911 Center to Create A Safer Learning Environment

High Fire Danger Could Impact Open Burning Season

With the arrival of October, Georgia’s seasonal burn ban, which impacts Walker and 53 other counties, comes to a close.  While burning is allowed from October 1st through April 30th, residents need to obtain a permit and be aware of what is legal and illegal to burn.

Walker County to Hold Patriot Day Service on 9/11

LaFayette, GA – Walker County will hold a Patriot Day service to recognize and remember first responders on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The service, led by Walker County Fire Rescue, begins at 8:15 a.m. and includes the ringing of a bell at 8:46 a.m. and 9:03 a.m. to signify the moments … Continue reading Walker County to Hold Patriot Day Service on 9/11

Walker County Fire Rescue Responds to Early Morning Fire at Landfill

Chickamauga, GA - A recently filled area of the Walker County Landfill caught fire early this morning. Around 2:00 a.m., material that had been brought to the landfill Tuesday flared up in the Construction and Demolition section, where building waste such as lumber, glass and brick is disposed. Firefighters with Walker County Fire Rescue used … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Responds to Early Morning Fire at Landfill

Walker County Fire Rescue Crews Bring Injured Hiker to Safety

Lafayette, GA - Units with Walker County Fire Rescue helped bring a hiker with a broken leg to safety late Saturday afternoon. Emergency crews received a call around 5:30 p.m. that a 30-year old woman had fallen at the Keown Falls overlook.  The hiker was about eight-tenths of a mile down a trail. When rescue … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Crews Bring Injured Hiker to Safety

Walker County Fire Chief Blake Hodge Receives Executive Fire Officer Designation

LaFayette, GA - Walker County Fire Chief Blake Hodge received local and state recognition during last night's Commissioner meeting. Hodge successfully completed the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy’s four year Executive Fire Officer Program. The EFOP focuses on leadership development, lifelong learning, being proactive instead of reactive and utilizing research and analytics to reduce … Continue reading Walker County Fire Chief Blake Hodge Receives Executive Fire Officer Designation