white county georgia

Fire Department FAQ

Q: How do I obtain a burn permit?
A: Contact Georgia Forestry at 706-865-7813.

Q: How do I know if it’s okay to burn?
A: When you call for a burn permit, you will be advised by Georgia Forestry whether burning is allowed for the day.

Q: What are the ISO ratings for White County?
A: Excluding City limits, you could be a 7, 9, or 10.

Q: What is the ISO rating for my home?
A: Call our Headquarters office during regular business hours at 706-865-3855, and have your 911 address ready.

Q: How many members are there in the White County Fire Department?
A: At present, we have 102 volunteers. Four (4) of those members are full time county staff employees located at Headquarters: Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Technical Services Officer, and Administrative Assistant.

Q: How do I become a member?
A: Our application is attached. Fill it out and drop it by at the Headquarters during regular business hours.

Q: Can anyone join?
A: Men and women 18 years old and older are welcome to submit an application. All applicants are subject to a background check and you must be capable of strenuous physical work.

Q: Is there a program for those under 18 years of age?
A: Yes, we have an EXPLORER program for future members that are still in High School. Contact Stanley Williams via our Headquarters office at 706-865-3855

Q: Can I perform community service for the fire department?
A: No, but you can contact the White County Board of Commissioners at 706-865-2235 and they can refer you to a different department that does.

Q: Does the Fire Department fill up swimming pools?
A: Sorry, but, no

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