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.
With Winter Weather Preparedness Week and the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to share some FEMA resources that you may find helpful. Feel free to customize them as you see fit! Winter Weather Social Media Toolkit: https://www.ready.gov/winter-toolkit Winter Storm Playbook: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1423496371216-93e95c701b1f9bc95a2faacfafa03590/AP_PLYBK_WS_final_090414_508b.pdf When the Sky Turns Gray (animated video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVpGJ_Xl__w&list=UUVrYey5SZMid_VZk9D8tYmA …
For the Past 36 years Jones County Department of Fire Rescue / EMA has sponsored an Annual Photo Fund Raising Program to help purchase equipment for our Fire Department and EMA. In the next few weeks representatives will be visiting our neighborhoods going from door to door asking to support our Annual Program. All of…
September is National Preparedness Month (ATLANTA) – September is National Preparedness Month, and Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is working with Jones County Emergency Management Agency along with other Emergency Management Agencies to ensure citizens across the state are preparing themselves and their families for natural and man-made disasters. Throughout the month, GEMA/HS is encouraging all…
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…