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Emergency Services Department:

The Barrow County Emergency Services Department (BCES) includes Fire Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management and Emergency Communications within one blended department. Firefighters and Emergency Medical personnel are trained to serve in both capacities and work interchangeably during their workday.

The Emergency Medical Division is responsible for providing advance pre-hospital emergency medical care to all of Barrow County citizens and visitors.

The Emergency Medical Division operates six strategically placed fire stations that include 8 state licensed Medical Response Apparatus (Ambulance), and Command & Support Apparatus and 1 Medical Response Apparatus stationed at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Barrow. The Medical Response Apparatus stationed at NGHS – Barrow is provided through a Public – Private Partnership where Barrow County has contracted with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group to provide EMS coverage to the center and northern border of the Barrow County EMS Zone.

The Emergency Management division prepares for, responds to, and recovers from natural and man-made hazards and disasters. Maintains and updates the county’s Local Emergency Operations Plan (LEOP) and performs community outreach programs regarding emergency preparedness.

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Fire Station Headquarters
222 Pleasant Hill Church Road, NE
Winder, GA 30680

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

Alan Shuman
Emergency Services Chief
770-307-2987 ext. 3774

Heath Williams
Deputy Chief
770-307-2987 ext. 5840

Penny Clack
EMA Director
770-307-2987 ext. 1842

Scott Dakin
Public Information Officer

Dorothy Brookshire
Administrative Assistant
770-307-2987 ext. 3062

Glen Cain
Fire Prevention Captain
770-307-2987 ext. 5802

Brett Skinner
Training Captain
770-307-2987 ext. 7581

Marty Garner
EMS Captain
770-307-2987 ext. 8227

Nicole Swenson
Open Records Technician
770-307-2987 ext. 2999

Department Stats:
Full-Time Employees: 91
FY 2021 Budget:
$3,916,370 (EMS)
$105,718 (EMA)
$5,242,182 (Fire)