This position involves working in all types of weather conditions driving, loading, and unloading trucks. Transporting of a variety of material including hazardous materials. Candidate must have knowledge of the operation, servicing, and preventative maintenance of trucks and other automotive equipment and be able to safely operate. Must have high school diploma or equivalent and valid Georgia CDL/Hazmat Driver’s License.Read more
STAY SAFE THIS JULY 4TH
Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from JONES COUNTY EMA / DEPARTMENT OF FIRE RESCUE
1. Fireworks in Georgia are legal and should be handled with extreme caution and care at all times.
2. Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities and never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks. Sparklers alone account for one quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries.
3. If you set off fireworks, keep a bucket of water handy in case of malfunction or fire.
4. If fireworks malfunction, don’t relight them! Douse and soak them with water then throw them away.
5. Never ignite fireworks in a container, especially one that is glass or metal.
6. Use your grill well away from your home and deck railings, and out from under branches or overhangs.
7. Open your gas grill before lighting.
8. Periodically remove grease or fat buildup in trays below your gas or propane grill so it cannot be ignited.
9. Declare a three-foot “kid and pet-free zone” around the grill to keep them safe.
10. Avoid loose clothing that can catch fire when cooking on the grill.
You can find more information and tips on being fire safe this Fourth of July, by visiting www.usfa.fema.gov and be sure to download the FEMA app, available for Apple, Android and Blackberry mobile devices. The app includes home fire safety tips and reminders users can set to test smoke alarms (monthly), change smoke alarm batteries (yearly), and practice fire escape plans (every six months).
JONES COUNTY EMA supports our citizens and first responders to ensure that our community continues to work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Fire Chief / EMA Director
Requires light to heavy manual labor in all types of weather conditions. Must be able to safely use common hand tools, garden/yard equipment, and various power tools. Must have High School Diploma or equivalent and valid Georgia Driver’s License.Read more
The Jones County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a part-time Recycle Center Attendant. Must have a valid Georgia Driver’s License and High School diploma or equivalent.Read more
The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping low income Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, announced that it is still seeking eligible households from 15 counties in Georgia to receive new water wells or rehabilitate existing wells before available funding expires on September 30, 2017.
The Water Well Trust (WWT) received a matching grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a project to increase potable water availability to households in 15 Georgia counties, including Colquitt, Grady, Hancock, Hart, Jones, Jefferson, Meriwether, Murray, Monroe, Worth, Twiggs, Macon, Washington, Wilcox, and Warren.
To qualify for a WWT loan, Georgia applicants must be the owner and occupant of the home as their primary residence. In addition, the annual household income for the applicant and all other occupants of the home must not exceed a combined total of $45,300.
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