LaFayette, GA - Walker County will hold a Patriot Day service to recognize and remember first responders in advance of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. The public service, led by Walker County Fire Rescue, begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, September 10 in front of the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. 9/11 … Continue reading Patriot Day Service Planned in Walker County
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
Rossville, GA – Walker County Commissioner Shannon Whitfield announced the next phase to enhance public safety and fire protection in the county today. Whitfield unveiled plans to reopen Station 7 in the Fairview community as a 24/7/365 operation. “We have had a need for an additional fire station in northern Walker County for a long … Continue reading Walker County to Reopen Fairview Fire Station as 24/7/365 Operation on August 20th
Updated on 4/16/20 to reflect a change in the number of homes damaged and designation of the tornado. LaFayette, GA – The Easter Sunday storm that spawned an EF2 tornado in the Center Post community damaged at least 31 homes. Walker County Fire Rescue personnel made the finding during a preliminary damage assessment along a … Continue reading Walker County Fire Rescue Performs Damage Assessment Following Easter Sunday Storms
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
Walker County maintained a 3/3Y ISO rating following a rigorous review of fire services in the unincorporated areas of the county and city of Chickamauga.
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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
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
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