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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.

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

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

Contact:
John Skinner
Emergency Services Director/EMA Director
770-307-2987 ext. 3405

Alan Shuman
Deputy Chief
770-307-2987 ext. 3774

Penny Clack
Emergency Management Coordinator/EMA Deputy Director
770-307-2987 ext. 1842

Scott Dakin
Public Information Officer
770-307-2987

Department Stats:
Full-Time Employees: 52
FY 2018 Budget: $4,253,830