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Douglas County Fire Department
If services were rendered prior to May 1, 2015, please contact Michelle Green at 770.920.7591.
If services were rendered after May 1, 2015, please contact Ambulance Medical Billing at 1-855-347-1360 with any questions about the ambulance bill.
Ambulance bills may be paid in the Douglas County Finance Department.
Douglas County Fire/EMS Department
The Douglas County Fire Department was formed from the volunteer Fire Districts of Lithia Springs, Bill Arp, Winston, and Fairplay in 1975 to become a full-time career Fire Department located in the western suburbs of Metro Atlanta. The Douglas County Fire Department serves an area of 202 square miles, and provides services to Lithia Springs, the City of Douglasville, the City of Villa Rica, and the City of Austell. The department consists of ten stations strategically located throughout Douglas County, which operates ten engine companies, two ladder companies, seven Advanced Life Support Ambulances, one Heavy Rescue Squad, with over 150 employees who work a 24-hour-on, 48-hour-off rotation.
All paramedics, cardiac technicians and emergency medical technicians are certified by the Georgia Department of Public Health. All Douglas County Firefighters are certified by the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council.
The Douglas County Fire Department offers a full range of fire and emergency medical services, including:
Douglas County Apparatus
During the other months of the year, County residents wishing to burn vegetative debris may obtain a free burn permit from their local fire station. Burn permits will only be issued the day burning is to begin, and if the winds are under 10 miles per hour. Residents can dial 770-949-1212 after 8 a.m. to determine if burning permits are being given each day or check the home page of the County web site. In addition to obtaining a burning permit, residents must follow all burning guidelines. Guidelines can be found by clicking on the Burning Permit Application/Guidelines link located on the right, under "Downloadable Documents".
Douglas County Fire Department
Shifts are rotated on a 24 hour on duty/48 hour off duty schedule and staff assignments include positions on an ambulance, engine, truck or heavy rescue.
Starting Salary for entry level position with no fire certification or EMS license is $34,400/yr. (Increases to $37,925/yr. after licensed at the level of EMT/Firefighter. Click HERE for a complete listing of open positions and starting salary.
Benefits include health and dental coverage, defined benefit pension plan, life insurance and more.
None exempt employees are eligible for overtime.
Employment within the fire service is highly competitive.
Douglas County Fire Department prides itself in providing the highest level of fire protection and patient care, and in order to continue a high level of service, we will only recruit those individuals who will provide an exceptional level of patient care, professionalism, and work ethic. Employees must be able to work effectively within a team dynamic.
Click HERE for additional information regarding our hiring process.
Is the Douglas County Fire/EMS Department Right For You?
The Douglas County Fire/EMS Department offers competitive salaries compared to other metro Atlanta fire departments, and offers the opportunity for advancement within the department. As a combined Fire and EMS service, it is important that all employees feel equally driven in their desire to provide our community both a superior level of Fire and EMS services. Douglas County Fire Department offers continuing training opportunities in house, and has an abundance of both Fire and EMS instructors and mentors who are available to offer advanced training; without having to search for classes or take time off work to further your education or find continual education hours. Our employees are an outstanding group of individuals who feel passionate about their career, and are the backbone of Douglas County Fire/EMS Department.
Learning CPR is quick and painless. Follow the links on the right to locate a CPR class near you, watch the video demonstrations, or download a free Android app.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
High blood pressure is the silent killer! Douglas County residents may have their blood pressure monitored at any fire station between 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. every day (when fire station personnel are in station).
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Douglas County EMS Notice of Privacy Practices
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