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.
Douglas Fire Department Vial of Life Program
The Douglas Fire Department would like to encourage citizens to participate in the Vial of Life Program. The Vial of Life program is a smart way to have medical information on hand during emergencies.
A Vial of Life Emergency Information Form will list medical information such as current medications, emergency contact, recent surgeries, procedures to avoid, allergies, and more medical information. The form should be folded with a rubber band around it for easy removal, inserted into a medicine bottle and placed in the refrigerator at your home on the top shelf. Affix a decal on the outside of the refrigerator so that emergency responders will see the decal and know your medical information is in the vial in the refrigerator. It is also a good idea to place a second vial of life in the glove compartment of your vehicle and affix a decal to the outside of the glove compartment door in case of a traffic accident.
The Douglas Fire Department’s Vial of Life program is sponsored by the Medicine Cabinet. For more information about the Vial of Life program, call 912-384-4815.
Fireworks Safety & HB 110
The State of Georgia has enacted a fireworks law, HB 110, for celebrations. The City of Douglas Fire and Police Department would like to encourage citizens to practice safety with fireworks and would like to make the public aware of a few facts about this new law.
For all information in HB 110, please visit Georgia General Assembly Legislative website.
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.