Fire Department & EMS

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Fire Chief/Director - Eddie Buckholts
Deputy Fire Chief - Matt Jackson
Fire Marshall - Major David Halcome
Deputy Fire Marshall - Captain Sam Batten
Emergency Medical Services - Major Joel Turner
Training - Captain Jon Baker
Billing - Joyce Sartain

Mission Statement:
To ensure the safety of the community by continually providing the highest quality of service through preparedness, education, and action.

4539 Jonesboro Road, Forest Park, Georgia
Business Phone: 404-608-2383
Fax: 404-608-2385
EMS Billing: 404-608-2384

Business Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Payment for ambulance transports should be made at Fire Station 1, 4539 Jonesboro Road, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services:
Office: 404-608-2372
Phone 1: 404-608-2383
Phone 2: 404-608-2373

Department Vision:
The Forest Park Department of Fire and Emergency Services provides an all hazards approach to providing services to the citizens of Forest Park and its surrounding community. The dynamics of our ever-changing and diverse community present many challenges for the city and services provided.

The department is responsible for preparing for, responding to and mitigating incidents involving fires, emergency medical care, heavy rescue, vehicle extrication, confined spaces, building collapses, rope rescue, hazardous materials, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives. Coupled along with all these area of response are prevention efforts, safety education, citizen involvement and many other efforts to keeping our homeland safe.

Training continues to be the focus in preparing our response to handle these ever-changing disciplines. The department is proud to be noted as a very progressive agency that is continually on the leading edge of technology and innovation.

Current General Information:
Forest Park Fire and Emergency Services employes 72 employees. During 2011 Emergency Services answered approximately 4200 calls while maintaining an average of 4-5 minute response time.


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