Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Douglas Fire Department is to respond in a safe manner to all reported emergencies of our customers, to protect lives and property through fire prevention, public education and the mitigation of emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made.
The Douglas Fire Department shall strive to cost effectively achieve these goals through training, careful planning, research and by evaluating the needs of this community.
Having the utmost regard for the safety of the members of this department, we will work to the best of our ability to limit injury, loss of life, property, and the environment.
Responsibilities & Training
The City of Douglas Fire Department is responsible for providing an efficient and effective delivery of fire and emergency services within the city limits.
Douglas is the home of the Region Eight Haz-Mat Team. All firefighters receive 240 hours of training per year. We operate three fire stations.
Currently we have an Insurance Services Organization (ISO) rating of (2) two. In the United States, there are only 1,324 class 2 fire departments. This class 2 grade plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. A class 2 rating ensures fire insurance coverage will remain the same and save Douglas homeowners and businesses in insurance costs.
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Please call 912-384-4815, to schedule fire inspections for your business or home.
GREENE AND BEECHER RECOGNIZED AT DFD APPRECIATION BANQUET
The Douglas Fire Department (DFD) Appreciation Banquet was held on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Several firefighters were recognized for their service with Firefighter Will Greene being named the Firefighter of the Year and Sgt. Robert Beecher being named Officer of the Year. The criteria for selecting the Firefighter of the Year and Officer of the Year are based on job performance, interpersonal relations with co-workers and the public, as well as other criteria.
“These firefighters were chosen because of their job performance and good attitude,” says Fire Chief Casey Wright. “Both have a great personality and the mental ability that is needed to handle pressure on the scene with fires and accidents.”
Will Greene joined the Douglas Fire Department in June of 2016 and is the son of retired DFD Captain Bill Greene. Will is currently an Engineer with DFD.
DFD Sergeant Robert Beecher joined the Douglas Fire Department in October 2012. Since that time, he has earned the Hazardous Material Technician Certification and has completed several training classes.
The Annual Recognition Dinner allows firefighters to fellowship with fellow firefighters and retirees. New members are also welcomed into their promising careers. Appreciation is shown to every firefighter for their dedication to public safety.
FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR - ENGINEER WILL GREENE
OFFICER OF THE YEAR - SERGEANT ROBERT BEECHER
New Applicants for Police & Fire Department - 1st Phase Letter
As a condition of employment with the City of Douglas Public Safety Departments, all certified and non-certified candidates are required to present a sealed Compass Test transcript and participate in a physical agility assessment. The cost of the Compass Test is your responsibility. Please contact Wiregrass Georgia Technical College or the certified testing site of your choice to determine testing dates and times and also let the certified testing facility administrator know you will be required to take the Reading, Writing, and Numerical portions of the test. You must bring the sealed test results with you to the physical agility assessment when notified.
Certified persons may apply year round at the Human Resource Department located at 224 E. Bryan Street.