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Fire Departments

Greene County has a total of 9 Fire Departments. Some departments are city-administered fire departments that the County contracts with to provide fire protection services in unincorporated areas around those cities. Other fire departments are non-profit organizations that the County contracts with to provide fire protection services in designated areas.

Station 1 - Greensboro
 

Station 1 - Greensboro Fire Department

Chief: Joe Bashore

Insurance rating: 4/4x

Greensboro Fire Department has:

  • Two Engines, one of which has all required GEMA rescue equipment. Both carry 1,000 gals. of water.
  • One Rescue truck with all GEMA required rescue equipment that also serves as a backup pumper with 1,000 gallons of water and 30 gallons of foam.
  • One 60-foot ladder truck
  • A tanker/ knocker with 1,800 gals of water.

The dept currently has 26 very dedicated members (volunteers). The Greensboro Fire Department answers an average of nearly 20 calls a month in our community. Our ISO rating is a 5/8B, the 5 being any dwelling within 5 miles of the station and within 1,000 feet of a hydrant. An 8B applies to any dwelling within 5 miles of the station and beyond 1000 ft from a hydrant.

Chief Bashore contact information:
Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
City Hall: 706-453-7967
Personal cell: 706-347-0851
Email: jbashore@greensboroga.gov

 Station 2 - Union Point
 

Station 2 - Union Point Fire Department

Chief: Dean Bentley

Insurance rating: 4/4y

Dean has 22 people in the Union Point Fire Department. Union Point has three Pumpers, two tankers (one is a Bucket Truck), one Rescue/ Service Truck, and one Chief’s Truck. Approximately 60% of the dwellings in the UPFD District are served by fire hydrants. Union Point has an ISO rating of 4/9. This results in significant cost reduction for fire insurance for home owners. Union Point Rescue team and equipment have been certified by GEMA.

The Class 4 applies to properties in the Union Point Fire District within 5 road miles of the fire station AND within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or alternate water supply. 

 Station 3 - Siloam
 

Station 3 - Siloam Fire Department

Chief: Gerald Wheeler

Insurance rating: 5/5x

Gerald has 16 persons in his department. Siloam has two Engines, two Tankers (1000), and a Rescue/Service Truck. Siloam has a GEMA-certified Rescue Team. The ISO rating for Siloam is 7/9. Most of Siloam’s territory is not covered by fire hydrants.

The Class 7 applies to properties in the Siloam Fire District within 5 road miles of the fire station AND within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or alternate water supply.

 Station 4 - Woodville
 

Station 4 - Woodville Fire Department

Chief: Gerald Silvey

Insurance rating: 5/9 (now equivalent to 5/5x)

Woodville Fire DepartmentWoodville received a new tanker recently. They now have two Engines and one Tanker. They also have a quick response truck with a 400-gallon tank. Woodville has an ISO rating of 6/9.

The Class 6 applies to properties in the Woodville Fire District within 5 road miles of the fire station AND within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or alternate water supply.

 Station 5 - Greshamville
 

Station 5 - Greshamville Fire Department

Chief: Will Duvall

Insurance rating: 5/5y

Greshamville Fire Department has 26 volunteers with 9 first responders. There are five Fire apparatuses, including one engine, two front-mount pumper tankers, one tanker,and one knocker, with 7800 gallons of water on hand to have on scene at a moment's notice.

Greshamville Fire Department is also GEMA Rescue-Certified on both personnel and on its engine.

The Department also just completed its insurance survey and now has a Protection Class of 5/5y.

You can contact Chief Will Duvall at 706-252-4900.

Station 6 - White PLains

Station 6 - White Plains Fire Department

Chief: David Price

Insurance rating: 4/4x

David has 19 people in the White Plains Fire Department. White Plains has two Engines, one Rescue, and two Tankers. White Plains Fire Department has an ISO rating of 4/9. Although White Plains is not currently certified by GEMA for rescue, they have the equipment and training to perform a rescue function.

The Class 4 applies to properties in the White Plains Fire District within 5 road miles of the fire station AND within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or alternate water supply.

Station 7 - Liberty

Station 7 - Walker Church Fire Department

Chief: Chris Peters

Insurance rating: 4/4x

Chris has 15 persons in the Liberty Fire Department. They have one Engine (New 2004), two Pumper Tankers (1650 gallons each), and one Source Pump mounted on a one-ton pick-up truck.

Liberty has an ISO rating of 6/9. The Class 6 applies to properties in the Liberty Fire District within 5 road miles of the fire station AND within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or alternate water supply.

Station 8 - Walker Church

Station 8 - Walker Church Fire Department

Chief: Byron Lombard

Insurance rating: 4/9 (now equivalent to 4/4x)

The Walker Church Volunteer Fire Department includes 24 dedicated members. The Department is equipped with two engines, two tankers, a squad truck, and a fire-rescue boat. The engines and tankers are capable of bringing over 5000 gallons of water to a scene.

The fire-rescue boat operates on Lake Oconee to provide rescue services on the water for all types of emergencies. In addition, the fire-rescue boat is capable of providing in excess of 2400 gallons per minute of water from the lake for fire suppression activities. This effectively makes the boat a portable fire hydrant along the shores of Lake Oconee.

In addition to fire suppression and rescue services, the Walker Church VFD is trained and equipped to provide assistance with medical emergencies. The Department membership includes 4 EMT-I trained personnel and one Paramedic, along with several medical First Responders.

The Department’s last ISO Public Protection Classification Survey took place in 2012. The survey resulted in an improved rating for the department taking the classification to an ISO 4/9. The Class 4 applies to properties in the Walker Church Fire District within 5 road miles of the fire station AND within 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant or alternate water supply. Out of 1038 fire departments in Georgia rated by ISO, only 76 fire departments have a better ISO rating.

The Walker Church Fire District includes traditional pressurized fire hydrants recognized by ISO throughout many of the established neighborhoods. ISO also recognizes alternate water supplies such as “dry hydrants” and suction points. The Walker Church Fire District has recognized dry hydrants and suction points located at the Granite Shoals Marina, the Granite Cove boat ramp, the Deerfield/Sandy Creek boat ramp, and the Beaverdam/West Place boat ramp. In addition, ISO recognized the capabilities of the fire-rescue boat and provides credit for the Class 4 rating to all properties in the Walker Church Fire District within 1,000 feet of the shoreline of Lake Oconee.

Properties in the Walker Church Fire District within 1,000 feet of either (1) a pressurized hydrant, (2) a recognized dry hydrant/suction point, or (3) the shoreline of Lake Oconee should receive the ISO Class 4 rating. The letter received from ISO is included as a link for the use of property owners in the Walker Church Fire District to confirm the ISO rating with their insurance providers. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Fire Chief Byron Lombard at 706-347-0947.

Station 9 - Old Salem

Station 9: Old Salem Fire Department

Chief: Jay Harrison

Insurance rating: 4/4x

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