Walker County Medical First Responders Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

LaFayette, GA - Blake Hodge, Walker County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director, received his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine today, along with 46 other medical first responders in Walker County.  Due to limited supply, COVID-19 vaccinations are currently only available locally to healthcare workers and medical first responders in the Phase 1a … Continue reading Walker County Medical First Responders Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Commissioner Meeting Audio – 11-19-20

Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield held a public hearing on two proposed ordinances. One would adopt several state minimum codes for construction, while the other would adopt the state code to allow localities to issue permits for temporary fireworks stands. Whitfield also approved an automatic aid agreement for fire protection with Catoosa County, a proclamation for Hospice Month, and signed a resolution authorizing the county to apply for a transit grant.

Walker County Fire Rescue Officials Urge the Public to Take Precautions Following Nine Recent Fires

Chickamauga, GA – Walker County Fire Rescue officials issue a reminder to the community to take cold weather precautions following nine fires over the past week. The latest fire occurred around 11:00 a.m. this morning at a house on West 8th Street in Chickamauga. Fire investigators say an accidental fire started in the attic of … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Officials Urge the Public to Take Precautions Following Nine Recent Fires

Morning Fire Displaces Family of 6

A fire this morning in Walker County displaced a family of six. Firefighters responded to 32 Henry Hawkins Drive in the Center Post community shortly before 8:00 a.m. Five adults and one child were inside the home when the fire started. Everyone got out safely and there were no injuries. Fire investigators ruled the cause … Continue reading Morning Fire Displaces Family of 6

Walker County to Honor First Responders on Patriot Day

LaFayette, GA – Walker County will hold a Patriot Day service to recognize and remember first responders on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The public 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 … Continue reading Walker County to Honor First Responders on Patriot Day

Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 Reopens in Fairview

Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 reopened this morning at just the right time. The station in the Fairview community transitioned to 24/7/365 staffing at 7:00 a.m. and 40-minutes later, firefighters responded on their first call. Fire ignited at a home located at 7 Catherine Street in the northern end of the county around 7:40 … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Station 7 Reopens in Fairview