FIRE DIVISION CHIEF

NORMAN ALEXANDER

Contact Us:


1241 Helen Highway

Suite 100

Cleveland, GA. 30528

706-865-3855 - Phone

706-219-3084 0- Fax

Monday - Friday

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fire Services

The primary mission of the White County Fire Services shall be to provide to the Community: 1) the best possible fire protection and emergency response services for the sick and injured, 2) education of the public to the hazards and dangers of fire, 3) assistance to improving the control of and elimination of fire hazards.

The White County Fire Services is dedicated to the safety, health and well being of the entire Community; committed to maintaining the highest professional standards in order to provide services necessary to protect all citizens from loss of life and/or property regardless of Race, Creed, Age, Religion, Handicap, or Nationality.



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How do I obtain a burn permit?

Contact the Georgia Forestry Commission at 877-652-2876

How do I know if it’s okay to burn?

The automated system will advise you at the time of applying

What are the ISO ratings for White County?

Excluding City limits, you could be a 7, 9, or 10.

What is the ISO rating for my home?

Excluding City limits, you could be a 4, 4Y or 10

How many members are there in the White County Fire Department?

At present, we have 42 volunteers, 13 full time staff firefighters.

How do I become a member?

Our application is located under the HR tab on the county website. Once completed, bring it to the Board of Commissioner’s Administration building located at 1235 Helen Hwy (behind the Senior Center).

Can anyone join?

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.

Is there a program for those under 18 years of age?

Yes, the City fire departments have an Explorer program. Contact the city departments directly for more information.

Can I perform community service for the fire department?

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.

Does the Fire Department fill up swimming pools?

Sorry, but, no


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