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Emergency Services Department:

The Barrow County Emergency Services Department (BCES) includes Fire Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management and Emergency Communications within one blended department. Firefighters and Emergency Medical personnel are trained to serve in both capacities and work interchangeably during their workday.

The Emergency Medical Services division is responsible for providing county-wide advance pre-hospital emergency medical care and community risk reduction. This division is also responsible for fire suppression and rescue services in conjunction with the Fire Rescue division.

The Emergency Management division prepares for, responds to, and recovers from natural and man-made hazards and disasters. Maintains and updates the county’s Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) and performs community outreach programs regarding emergency preparedness.

Fire Station Headquarters
222 Pleasant Hill Church Road, NE
Winder, GA 30680

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Alan Shuman
Emergency Services Director
770-307-2987 ext. 3405

Heath Williams
Interim Deputy Chief
770-307-2987 ext. 3774

Penny Clack
EMA Director
770-307-2987 ext. 1842

Scott Dakin
Public Information Officer

Department Stats:
Full-Time Employees: 54
FY 2019 Budget: $4,596,994