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The Ware County Fire / Rescue consists of both paid and volunteer staff. All staff members go through rigorous training to maintain the required firefighter certifications that help ensure firefighter safety. Many staff members are also cross-trained as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) to facilitate immediate lifesaving medical treatment on the scene as the need arises. Together, the paid and volunteer staff of the Ware County Fire Rescue Department work to educate the citizens of Ware County about fire safety and prevention and to save lives and property when fires and other property and life-threatening crisis occur.

Paid Members

Station One, Industrial Park is the only paid station in Ware County. Station One responds to every call within Ware County. Currently, there are seventeen paid personnel working at the station, including the Fire Chief, the Assistant Fire Chief and the Training Officer. There are three shifts (A, B, and C) with four personnel on duty per shift, plus one swing shift man that covers when a firefighter needs to be off. There is one Captain, one Lieutenant and two Firefighters per shift.

The Captain is responsible for the shift, and in case of the Captain's absence, the Lieutenant would be responsible. All paid staff are Georgia State Certified Firefighters. Each year, Firefighters must meet and maintain their certification requirements. There are many other certifications the paid staff may have, such as HazMat (Hazardous Material) Technician, EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), Fire Safety Educator and more.

Training is continuous in order to be proficient in all the areas of service like structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires, general rescue, vehicle rescue, high angle rescue, confined space rescue, Hazmat, EMS and others.

Volunteer Members

Throughout the County, all volunteer districts have captains that are responsible for their districts and are in charge of the emergency until the paid staff arrives. Subsequently, the volunteer captain relinquishes his command to the paid officer in charge. An incident management system is used by all firefighters in Ware County to coordinate the emergency scene. We currently have sixty volunteers manning nine stations. They respond to calls in their respective districts along with the paid staff from Station One. Volunteer firefighters must have a minimum amount of training before they can fight fire, and they must pass a course of basic firefighting, including a structural fire fighting class. They are tested by Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training and receive a certificate.