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Jones County Department of Fire Rescue vision is to keep our community safe and healthy by providing the best fire, rescue, emergency medical service, and Emergency Management by utilizing volunteer resources.


The mission of the Jones County Department of Fire Rescue is to protect lives, property, and the environment by providing a safe, efficient, and effective emergency response provided by skilled, motivated, and compassionate volunteer service providers representing Jones County.  Providing a comprehensive and aggressive all-hazards approach to Homeland Security and disaster initiatives by mitigating, preparing, and recovering to help reduce the impact of natural and man-made events.

Our Jones County Department of Fire Rescue providers will:

  • Deliver services to our citizens with impartiality and excellence.
  • Promote the highest standards of safety and welfare.
  • Serve with integrity and mutual respect.
  • Recognize the importance of diversity of our workforce and communities.
  • Be responsible for the honor of our profession and public service.
  • Promote equity and harmony among other service providers within our jurisdiction.
  • Maintain and promote open honest communication, creativity, and competence.
  • Be accountable and ethical.
  • Continuously improve public confidence and trust.

 Recent News

Widespread Flu in Georgia

If you have not gotten a flu shot yet, do not wait any longer! The predominant strain of flu circulating in Georgia and around the country is influenza A (H3N2). This strain can be particularly hard on the very young, people over age 65, or those with existing medical conditions. Every individual over six months of…


Beginning next week (Monday, February 5), with support from our state emergency management partners (GEMA), Jones County will recognize Severe Weather Preparedness Week with the state of Georgia.  Each day (through Friday, Feb 9) will address a specific severe weather safety/preparedness topic.  As many of you know, the potential of experiencing severe weather, including tornadoes, across the Southeast…


Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality (https://go.nasa.gov/2pC0lhe (link is external)). The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun…


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…


In conjunction with Jones County Emergency Management Agency and state and local partners, next week (February 6-10) will be recognized by the state of Georgia as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. In light of the devastating outbreak that affected the southern half of the state on January 21-22, a larger number of Georgians have now witnessed the incredible power/impacts…


This Sunday (November 6, 2016) morning at 2:00 a.m. push your clocks back 1 hour.  Also, remember to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.


September is National Preparedness Month, and the JONES COUNTY EMA is advising Jones County to get ready for all man-made and natural disasters.   Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready America campaign, National Preparedness Month was founded after 9/11 to increase awareness and encourage action for emergency preparedness nationwide.   “National Preparedness…


Based on the JONES COUNTY DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN, Water Restrictions may be put in place when there are drought indicators. Current Drought condition indicators are: 1. Daily flow meter totals for all water plants reaching permit totals or production totals. 2. Ground water monitored for unusual drops in levels. 3. Pump stations abnormal use to…

Extreme Heat Awareness Week May 23-27

Extreme-heat events occur when temperatures are substantially higher than average for a particular location at a given time of year. The impacts of extreme heat can cause widespread suffering and fatalities: there were more than 7,400 heat-related deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2010.   That’s why the Federal Government is aggressively working…

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 15-21

JONES COUNTY – Now is the time for Jones County residents to get prepared for hurricane season, which officially begins on June 1.  Jones County EMA, along with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be promoting Hurricane Preparedness Week from May 15-21.   Although hurricanes can’t…

Flood Safety Preparedness

Next week (March 14-18) is Flood Safety Preparedness Week for the state of Georgia.  Based on a 30-year average (1985-2014), more people are killed from flooding/flash flooding then any other weather hazard and we continue to see the devastating impacts of Flooding/Flash Flooding can have on people across the country. NWS Peachtree City/Atlanta is detailing…


Spring is quickly approaching, bringing volatile weather and an increased potential for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Tornadoes are Georgia’s number one weather-related killer, and it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Get ready now — identify where you will take shelter during a storm, download the Ready Georgia mobile app to receive weather alerts,…


Are you Ready for an Emergency? (ATLANTA) – Governor Nathan Deal, in collaboration with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security and the National Weather Service, looks to refresh, remind and educate Georgians about the seasonal threats from severe weather during Severe Weather Preparedness Week (Feb. 1-5). “Georgia began the year with torrential rains and flash…

Winter Weather Preparedness Week

Don’t let warm weather fool you — Old Man Winter is right around the corner. As you begin to get into the holiday spirit, make sure you’re ready if the weather turns out to be more frightful than delightful. Winter Weather Preparedness Week focuses on a different preparedness topic each day. Learn about different ways to prepare…

2015 National Preparedness Month

Theme: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. September is National Preparedness Month.  This year we are asking you to take action now – make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets.  Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community. We ask everyone to…

Blazing Heat Grips Jones County

With heat index readings reaching over 104° this week, here are some precautions and emergency procedures pertaining to heat related injuries. First, the best defense is prevention. •Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink…

Smoke Detectors Available

PRESS RELEASE Junes 5, 2015 Free Smoke Detectors Available Jones County Department of Fire Rescue   Most people don’t realize that fire claims nearly 4,000 lives a year across the United States.  More than 75% of these deaths occur in the homes where we live.  Recent studies indicate that smoke alarms are present in 46%…

Hurricane Preparedness Week May 24-30

It is less than one month until the start of the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and Jones County Emergency Management Agency and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security(GEMA) encourage residents to take time now to be informed, make a plan and build a personal kit for hurricanes and severe weather. Regardless of the seasonal predictions,…

New Fire Station Open

Jones County Department of Fire Rescue recently opened a brand new fire station in southern Jones County.  The new Fire Station #11 is located at 116 Griswoldville Industrial Boulevard off of Highway 57.  Open house and dedication will be announced soon.

Tornados Peak in March Through May

March marks the start of a three-month active tornado season in the Southeast.  Now is the time to Prepare, Plan and Stay informed.  For more information go to  http://www.ready.ga.gov 

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Jones County, Georgia
P.O. Box 1359
Gray, Georgia 31032-1359
Office: (478) 986-6405
Fax: (478) 986-6462

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