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Contact
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 Seven 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 (2) two. 

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:
  • Two front-line pumpers
  • One mobile command unit
  • Two rescue trucks
  • Two front-line quints
  • Two haz-mat response units
  • One reserve pumper trucks

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


CITY OF DOUGLAS MOVES TO CLASS 2 ISO PUBLIC PROTECTION CLASSIFICATION
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In April 2018, a Public Protection Classification (PPC) survey of the Douglas Fire Department was conducted.  The PPC survey analyzed the structural fire suppression delivery system within the city of Douglas.  As a result of this survey, the City of Douglas moved from a class 3 to a class 2.  In the United States, there are only 1,324 class 2 fire departments.  This class 2 grade plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies.  A class 2 rating ensures fire insurance coverage will remain the same and save Douglas homeowners and businesses in insurance costs. 

“We are very happy to receive this improved rating from the Public Protection Classification survey,” says Fire Chief Larry Wilson.  “It is through the combined efforts of the Douglas Fire Department, Mayor Paulk and City Commissioners, Utilities Director Mike Hudson, 9-1-1 Director Vernica Crockett, and County Fire Chief Steve Carver, that has helped our city to achieve this rating”.

The PPC program provides important, up-to-date information about municipal fire protection services in each community surveyed.  A city’s ISO rating grade ranges from 1 (best rating) to 10 (lowest rating).  Most U.S. insurers of home and business properties use ISO’s PPC in calculating premiums. In general, the price of insurance in a community with a good PPC is lower than in a community with a poor PPC, assuming all other factors are equal.  A community’s PPC depends on emergency communications systems, the fire department, the hydrant & water supply system, and community efforts to reduce the risk of fire.


For more information, please contact Fire Chief Larry Wilson at the City of Douglas Fire Department, 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 fireworks law, HB 110, for 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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