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

Schedule Changes for Walker County Government for Remainder of 2022

Happy Holidays

Walker County Government offices will be closed for the holidays on the following dates: Friday, December 23 Monday, December 26 Monday, January 2 The Walker County Landfill will be open Friday, December 23 and closed on Saturday, December 24 and Monday, December 26. Also, the landfill will be open Saturday, December 31 and closed on … Continue reading Schedule Changes for Walker County Government for Remainder of 2022

Walker County Animal Shelter to Participate in Prison Dog Program

Front of the Animal Shelter building

The Walker County Animal Shelter and Walker State Prison will join forces in early 2023 to launch a new prison dog program. The program is designed to provide inmates with the opportunity to give back to the community by fostering and caring for homeless shelter dogs. In addition, inmates will learn a new skill set … Continue reading Walker County Animal Shelter to Participate in Prison Dog Program

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

Meet Our New Accelerant Detection Canine Team

A firefighter talks with a K9

Walker County Fire Marshal Scott Forrest now has a partner he takes with him whenever he's called out to investigate a fire. Forrest and Dozer, a one-year old lab, serve as the county's first ever Accelerant Detection Canine Team. Dozer received several months of training before being partnered with Forrest. The two then worked together to … Continue reading Meet Our New Accelerant Detection Canine Team