Fire Prevention Week in Walker County is October 7-13

Chickamauga, GA - Commissioner Whitfield recently signed a proclamation designating October 7-13 as Fire Prevention Week in Walker County. Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) ­to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere." The campaign will focus … Continue reading Fire Prevention Week in Walker County is October 7-13

Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force 6 Conducts Cave Rescue Training in Walker County

LaFayette, GA - Members of Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force 6 spent two days conducting cave rescue training in Walker County last week. The team, which is based out of the Calhoun Fire Department, includes members from various departments throughout the region, including nine members from Walker County Emergency Services, which also has its own … Continue reading Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force 6 Conducts Cave Rescue Training in Walker County

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

Walker County Adds 3 Quick Response Vehicles to Reduce Response Times and Save Taxpayer Money

A Quick Response Vehicles used by the fire department

Lafayette, GA – Walker County Emergency Services (WCES) placed three Quick Response Vehicles (QRV) into operation last week. One QRV has been added to each of the county’s three full time fire stations: Rock Spring, Chickamauga and Lafayette. These vehicles can respond to any incident, but will primarily work medical calls and motor vehicle accidents. … Continue reading Walker County Adds 3 Quick Response Vehicles to Reduce Response Times and Save Taxpayer Money