Walker County Emergency Services consist of three main units – Fire, Emergency Management and E-911. Chief Blake Hodge oversees all three areas for Walker County.
Walker County operates 18 fire stations within the county. Six of those stations are staffed by career firefighters. Those career stations are located in Rock Spring, Chickamauga, Flintstone/Chattanooga Valley, Villanow, Cane Creek and near Kensington. Our other locations are staffed by valuable volunteers.
Want to help family and friends in need? We’re always recruiting new career and volunteer firefighters. If you feel compelled to serve your community, consider joining our team. Simply fill out an application packet on our employment page to begin the process.
As a member of Walker County Emergency Services (WCES), you will become a valuable asset to the people in your community by gaining the knowledge necessary to step-up and help when they need it the most.
If your busy work schedule will not allow you to completed the fire or EMS training, there are several other areas to help your community. Our support firefighter program allows for home study, with final check offs to be conducted at the local fire station. The Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) only takes two weekends and will train you to assist citizens during natural or manmade disastrous events.
The Emergency Management team works to keep you safe during times of disaster or distress. Our Emergency Operations Center provides a centralized location for county and city services to coordinate operations during potential events.
Emergency Management also coordinates the opening of shelters with CERT and sends out alerts on our Hyper-Reach Community Alert System. Those interested must subscribe to this free service in order to receive community and weather related alerts. You can register online at this link.
Our E-911 Communications Officers serve on the front lines during times of need.
They work tirelessly to dispatch emergency services on wrecks, fires, medical calls and criminal investigations, among other needs.