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Larry Wilson
Fire Chief

306 E. Cherry St.
Douglas, GA  31533

Ph: (912) 384-4815

Utilities Emergencies
Ph: (912) 384-3302

Fx: (912) xxx-xxxx
Emergency Ph: 9-1-1

Hours
24 hours a day
7 days a week
The City of Douglas Fire Department is responsible for providing an efficient and effective delivery of fire and emergency services within the city limits.

Douglas is the home of the Region Eight Haz-Mat Team. All firefighters receive 240 hours of training per year. We operate three fire stations and have a current Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating of three. 

Amenities
Our amenities include a:
  • Burn building
  • Pit for spill fires
  • Pit for training a pump operator
  • Training tower
  • Two-story smokehouse

Units
Our units consist of:
  • One front-line pumper
  • One mobile command unit
  • One rescue truck
  • Two front-line quints
  • Two haz-mat response units
  • Two reserve pumper trucks

Smoke Detector Program
We apologize for any inconvienence, but, the free smoke detectors that were offered through the Smoke Detection Program, are no longer available.

Fire Inspections
Please call 912-384-4815, to schedule fire inspections.


WINTER FIRE SAFETY TIPS
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The City of Douglas Fire Department would like to remind everyone that winter is the time of year that more fires are prevalent.  Winter weather that interrupts electrical service will cause people to turn to alternative heating sources and will contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter.  Holiday decorations also contribute to the increase of fire hazards during the winter months.                     

“Winter fires are preventable and the City of Douglas hopes that these tips will be helpful and citizens will use them to keep their family safe from fire during the upcoming months,” says Douglas Fire Chief Larry Wilson.

As you prepare for the winter and holiday celebrations, keep these fire safety tips in mind:

When cooking in the kitchen, be sure to not cook with loose clothing or long sleeves that may catch fire. Do not leave the stove unattended.

  • Space heaters need space; keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away.  Do not use the stove as a heater.
  • Use caution with holiday decorations and whenever possible, choose those made with flame-resistant, flame-retardant or non-combustible materials. Purchase only lights and electrical decorations bearing the name of an independent testing lab, and follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation and maintenance.
  • Do not overload extension cords.  Connect no more than three strands of push-in bulbs and a maximum of 50 bulbs for screw-in bulbs. Always unplug lights before replacing light bulbs or fuses. Don't mount lights in any way that can damage the cord's wire insulation (i.e., using clips, not nails).
  • Keep a watchful eye on children in the kitchen and when they are around the Christmas tree and do not let them play with the wiring or lights. Keep children and pets away from light strings and electrical decorations.
  • Turn off all light strings and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
  • Any string of lights with worn, frayed or broken cords or loose bulb connections should not be used.  Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and extend their life.
  • Never use lit candles to decorate a tree, and make sure any lit candles in the room are placed well away from tree branches.
  • Try to keep live trees as moist as possible by giving them plenty of water daily. Place your tree in a sturdy tree stand designed not to tip over.  Safely dispose of the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out trees are highly flammable and should not be left in a house or garage, or placed against the house.
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet (one meter) away from any heat source, such as fireplaces and radiators.  Try to position the tree near an outlet so that cords are not running long distances. Do not place the tree where it may block exits.
  • Store matches and lighters up high, out of reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.
  • Before lighting a fire in the fireplace, make sure the fireplace and chimney has been properly inspected.
  • Keep your dryer lint-free, clear of any debris that may spark a fire.  Don’t leave the home with clothes in the dryer.
  • For children who are home alone, make sure they have been taught preventive safety measures.

To find out more about Fire Safety, please contact the Douglas Fire Department at (912)384-4815.


DFD SMOKE DETECTOR INSTALLATION
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The Douglas Fire Department will install smoke detectors beginning October 31, 2016 through November 7, 2016 in high risk areas of Douglas.  Smoke detectors will be installed in areas that are at high risk for fire damage.  The Douglas Fire Department received a 2016 Chesney Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Grant Award to help with the cost of providing and installing the smoke detectors.  This free public service is provided by the Fire Department to help encourage fire safety and prevention of the loss of life and property. 

“We are happy to provide this service for our citizens in high risk areas in Douglas,” says Fire Chief Larry Wilson.  “We are grateful to receive the Chesney Fallen Firefighers’ Memorial Grant to help offer this service.”

For more information, please call the Douglas Fire Department at 912-384-4815.


DOUGLAS FIRE DEPARTMENT VIAL OF LIFE PROGRAM
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The Douglas Fire Department would like to encourage citizens to participate in the Vial of Life Program.  The Vial of Life program is a smart way to have medical information on hand during emergencies. 

A Vial of Life Emergency Information Form will list medical information such as current medications, emergency contact, recent surgeries, procedures to avoid, allergies, and more medical information.  The form should be folded with a rubber band around it for easy removal, inserted into a medicine bottle and placed in the refrigerator at your home on the top shelf.  Affix a decal on the outside of the refrigerator so that emergency responders will see the decal and know your medical information is in the vial in the refrigerator.  It is also a good idea to place a second vial of life in the glove compartment of your vehicle and affix a decal to the outside of the glove compartment door in case of a traffic accident. 

The Douglas Fire Department’s Vial of Life program is sponsored by the Medicine Cabinet.  For more information about the Vial of Life program, call 912-384-4815.


FIREWORKS SAFETY AND HB 110
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The State of Georgia has enacted a new fireworks law, HB 110, just in time for the 4th of July celebrations.  The City of Douglas Fire and Police Department would like to encourage citizens to practice safety with fireworks and would like to make the public aware of a few facts about this new law.

For all information in HB 110, please visit
http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20152016/HB/110.



DOUGLAS FIRE DEPARTMENT AND NFPA ISSUES FIRE SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN
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FIRE SAFETY TIPS       



SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING TIP LINE
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If you see something, say something....call the anonymous tip line at 912-260-3600 or email us today!

CRIME TIPS for Homeowners, Businesses and Vehicles
Crime Tips


NEW APPLICANTS FOR POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT - 1ST PHASE LETTER
As a condition of employment with the City of Douglas Public Safety Departments, all CERTIFIED and NON-CERTIFIED candidates are required to present a sealed Compass Test transcript and participate in a physical agility assessment. The cost of the Compass Test is your responsibility. Please contact Wiregrass Georgia Technical College or the certified testing site of your choice to determine testing dates and times and also let the certified testing facility administrator know you will be required to take the Reading, Writing, and Numerical portions of the test. You must bring the SEALED test results with you to the physical agility assessment when notified.
Certified persons may apply year round at the Human Resource Department located at 224 E. Bryan Street. 


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