The Thomaston Fire Department is made up of 19 employees making up three 24 hour shifts. They have two fire engines, one multi-purpose ladder truck, one rescue squad, and one pickup truck. The department takes about 300 calls per year and also responds to selective Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls, those involving cardiac problems or auto accidents.
The department has a mutual aid agreement with the county volunteer departments. If either needs help and the other has the resources free, they will assist each other as needed.
For more information about fire regulations and burning permits contact the Fire Department.
CITIZENS FIRE ACADEMY
Citizens Fire Academy is our way of allowing the citizens to get a first hand look at Thomaston Fire Department. Citizens will learn everything about how we do business and the menu of services that we offer. The classes last a total of (9) weeks to include a class graduation on the last week. We will introduce the applicant to the many areas of our department: Structural Firefighting, Search and Rescue Operations, CPR and so much more. For information on this program, please Call or Email Us today! (706-647-7543 or firstname.lastname@example.org), applications are available for pickup at Thomaston Fire Department. Citizens Fire Academy will begin May 5, 2020.
THOMASTON FIRE DEPARTMENT CITIZEN FIRE ACADEMY
Citizen Fire Academy: The Thomaston Fire Department wants to maintain a close relationship with the citizens we serve. To further promote this relationship, we have developed the Citizen Fire Academy.
What is the Citizen Fire Academy:
The Citizen fire Academy is a dynamic 9 week program designed to provide participants with inside view of the organization and operations of the Thomaston Fire Department. The program includes live demonstrations, classroom learning and hands-on experience – all of which are intended to give the participants a true feel for the Thomaston Fire Department.
Who can participate:
The Citizen fire Academy is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who lives in the Thomaston/Upson County area and has no felony convictions.
What participants will learn:
Week 1 – History of the Fire Service, Organization & Procedure and Fire Behavior
Week 2 – Station Tour, Emergency Apparatus and Equipment Training
Week 3 – Personal Protective Equipment and Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
Week 4 – Search and Rescue
Week 5 – Portable Fire Extinguisher Training and Live Fire Training
Week 6 – CPR
Week 7 – Fire Prevention
Week 8 – Vehicle Extrication
Week 9 – Graduation When: Each academy lasts 9 weeks, classes meet on Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Thomaston Fire Department 121 West Thompson Street Thomaston, GA. 30286