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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 Division is responsible for providing advance pre-hospital emergency medical care to all of Barrow County citizens and visitors.

The Emergency Medical Division operates six strategically placed fire stations that include 8 state licensed Medical Response Apparatus (Ambulance), and Command & Support Apparatus and 1 Medical Response Apparatus stationed at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Barrow. The Medical Response Apparatus stationed at NGHS – Barrow is provided through a Public – Private Partnership where Barrow County has contracted with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group to provide EMS coverage to the center and northern border of the Barrow County EMS Zone.

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:
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
770-307-2987

Department Stats:
Full-Time Employees: 40
FY 2019 Budget: $4,059,115