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Fire/EMS Department

Douglas County Fire Department
Douglas County Fire Department 
Contact: Scott Spencer - Chief

12501 Veterans Memorial Highway - Blake Gammill Memorial Building
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone: 770.942.8626
Fax: 770.920.7153

Mission Statement: "To provide the citizens of Douglas County and its municipalities with quality fire protection and emergency medical services"

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EMS Payments
If services were rendered prior to May 1, 2015, please contact Sabrina Cogburn at 770.920.7592.
If services were rendered after May 1, 2015, please contact Ambulance Medical Billing at 1-844-889-7701 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:

  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Transports
  • Arson Investigation
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Public Fire Safety Education
  • Construction Plan Review
  • Inspection of Public Buildings

Douglas County Ladder 10
Douglas County Ladder 10 
Outdoor Burning
Due to air quality concerns, the Georgia Department of Environment Protection enacts an outdoor burning ban for Douglas County each year that begins May 1st and continues through September 30th. No outdoor burning is allowed during this time period.

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
Douglas County Fire Department 
Employment with the Douglas County Fire/EMS Department
Entry level positions within the fire department include full time Firefighter/EMT/EMT-I/AEMT/Paramedic or part time EMT/EMT-I/AEMT/Paramedic.

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 certification or EMS license is $36,142 - 41,839/yr. 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.

Non-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 and benefits when 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 continuing 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.

Station Locations

  • Headquarters
    12501 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Douglasville, GA 30134

  • L .Wayne Arrington Fire/EMS Training Facility
    1765 Wortham Road
    Douglasville, GA 30134

  • Station 1, Lithia Springs
    7217 South Sweetwater Road
    Lithia Springs, GA 30122

  • Station 2, Winston
    2900 Conners Road
    Winston, GA 30187

  • Station 3, Bill Arp
    5202 Kilroy Lane
    Douglasville, GA 30135

  • Station 4, Fairplay
    8271 Highway 166
    Douglasville, GA 30135

  • Station 5, Chapel Hill
    3901 Chapel Hill Road
    Douglasville, GA 30135

  • Station 6, Palmer Village/Tributary
    2230 Riverside Parkway
    Douglasville, GA 30135

  • Station 7, Beulah
    11590 Veterans Memorial Highway
    Douglasville, GA 30134

  • Station 8, Mirror Lake
    2701 Tyson Road
    Villa Rica, GA 301800

  • Station 9 - None

  • Station 10, Downtown Douglasville
    6774 Church Street
    Douglasville, GA 30134

  • Station 11, North Douglasville
    7792 Highway 92
    Douglasville, GA 30134

CPR Makes A Difference
Once the heart stops beating, brain death can occur in 4 to 6 minutes. Performing CPR provides oxygen to the brain and other vital organs to give the victim the best chance of full recovery after EMS takes over. If immediate CPR is given and a defibrillator is used within the first few minutes following sudden cardiac arrest, the person's chance of survival doubles.

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).

Fire Prevention Bureau - Fire Education - Station Tours
Training Division
Burning Permits and Reports
Kids Corner
Hiring Process / Recruit Academy




Douglas County Fire Department Customer Service Questionnaire
Douglas County Fire and Emergency Services strives to provide its community with the highest level of service and professionalism. Your input regarding our performance helps us to meet these goals. If you have recently requested our services, please take a few minutes to complete the following customer service survey.

Douglas County Human Resources Web Page
Job Announcements and online application portal

Find a CPR Course Near You
American Red Cross


Learn CPR - Free iPhone APP

Learn CPR - You Can Do It!
This web site is to be used as a free guide and an informational resource, but it cannot replace real CPR or first aid training. Please try to attend a CPR training course in your community and help save a life

Douglas County EMS Notice of Privacy Practices - 35.1KB

facts and figures 2015 (.pdf document, designed at 11" x 17") - 2572.5KB

Open Burning Permit Application/Guidelines - 15.4KB

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