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

Teddy Bears to Help Answer Emergency Calls Involving Children in Walker County

Rock Spring, GA – Fire trucks in Walker County are now transporting a furry friend to the scene of a traumatic event involving a child. Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) recently received a donation of 30 teddy bears from State Farm Agent Mike Herndon and his team in Rock Spring.  The bears have been distributed … Continue reading Teddy Bears to Help Answer Emergency Calls Involving Children in Walker County

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant Aids Walker County Firefighters

Chickamauga, GA - The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) a grant valued at $14,385. The funds will be used to purchase 21 Seek Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) and accessories. WCES currently has eight TICs in its inventory, but only six are operational and in service. “With 19 fire … Continue reading Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant Aids Walker County Firefighters

Realignment of Public Safety Resources Improves Response Times in Walker County

LaFayette, GA – Walker County residents are already experiencing an improvement in emergency services following a recent realignment of public safety resources. Walker County increased the number of 24/7/365 fire stations from 4 to 6 on October 1st. Existing staff and equipment were relocated to enhance services in the Villanow, Cane Creek and Kensington communities. … Continue reading Realignment of Public Safety Resources Improves Response Times in Walker County