Welcome to the Fire Division of the City of Perry Department of Public Safety. Founded in 1910, the Fire Division consists of 22 full-time staff members, including 18 line personnel, two command staff, an inspector and an administrative assistant.

Fire Division personnel hold a host of certifications and qualifications ranging from NPQ FF I and II, EMT, Paramedic, Inspector, Fire Marshal, CPR Instructor, and Emergency Vehicle Technician.

The department is also a participating member of the Georgia Search and Rescue Team whose members are certified at the technician level in Haz-mat, High-angle Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, Building Collapse, and Wilderness Search and Rescue.

The Fire Division currently operates out of one station with 6 vehicles including a front line and reserve pumper, a ladder truck, a chief's vehicle and a captain's vehicle, and one brush truck. Annually, we average over 1500 responses, with the majority being medical related emergencies.

Our goal at the Department of Public Safety is to provide the highest level of professional service possible to the people of Perry. This is obtained through endless hours of planning, training, and community involvement and is reflected through our mission statement:

"Remember to take ownership of, responsibility for, and pride in everything that our community entrusts to or asks of us with respect and courtesy."

We are dedicated to being helpful and improving the quality of life in our community. Every year, thousands of contacts are made through our public education program in the local schools and businesses to teach the message of fire safety and prevention. Community involvement is a must to our department and we strive to immerse ourselves in all aspects of our city.

The Fire Division was awarded the Seabie Hickson Community Service Award by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce in 2008 following its battle to contain a fire that could have destroyed an entire block of the city's historic downtown.

Currently, our department is celebrating 100 years of service to the citizens of Perry.

For further information, please feel free to contact the Fire Division at 478-988-2850, or stop by and visit with us at 1207 Washington Street, Perry, GA. For emergencies, call 911.

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