106 South Oak Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601
Deputy Fire Chief
Fire Records Manager
|Alisa Collins||Administrative Assistant|
|Ronald Skrine||Administrative Battalion Chief|
|John Herpin||Administrative Battalion Chief|
The mission of the Valdosta Fire Department is to respond safely to all reported emergencies of our customers, to protect their lives and property through fire prevention, public education, and the mitigation of emergencies and disasters, whether natural or man-made.
The Valdosta Fire Department will strive toward continuous improvement and adopt strategies to improve organizational performance with a commitment to training and education. Planning for the future by mentoring members and preparing them to fill positions with complete competency for an effective succession plan. Continue the path to achieve national accreditation and maintain an ISO rating of 1 and continue to shape the future of the department by finding innovative ways to achieve the organizational goals.
Scope and Intent
The Valdosta Fire Department, one of the best-rated fire departments in the state, functions as a public safety entity for the customers of the City of Valdosta. The department operates seven (7) fire stations, equipped with a total of fifteen(15) fire trucks, eight (8) engines, two (2) ladder trucks, one (1) air/light truck, two (2) airport crash/rescue truck, one (1) urban/search and rescue truck, and one (1) 2000 gallon tanker truck. Our department was recently designated by the State of Georgia Governor’s Office to provide regional coverage to all weapons of mass destruction for the Southeast Georgia area. Areas of service provided include Fire Suppression, Fire Safety Education and Prevention, Code Enforcement, Hazardous Materials Mitigation, Confined Space Rescue, and First Responders. The department has one hundred and twelve (112) nationally- and state-certified (NPQ) level 2 firefighters and all certified members are trained to the highest level of hazardous material response and handling offered by the State Fire Academy. The Fire Department's response area covers approximately 56,000 citizens and as many as 500,000 residents of South Georgia and North Florida who utilize Valdosta as a hub for business, culture, education, leisure, and retail. The Valdosta Fire Department responds to over 3,800 fire and rescue calls each year and conducts Public Fire Safety Education classes to thousands of students.
The Valdosta Fire Department provides full-time, paid, professional fire protection and educational services for the City of Valdosta. This has helped the city earn a Class 1 Rating by the Insurance Services Organization. This low rating allows for very low homeowner insurance premiums for city residents.
106 South Oak Street