About the Department

Education & Prevention

The Fire Prevention Bureau is always ready and willing to train the public in fire safety issues, such as:

  • Using fire extinguishers
  • Creating emergency evacuation plans
  • Using CPR/First Aid

If you need a speaker for your next group meeting or would like to tour one of our facilities, please call (770) 229-6415 and one of our officers will gladly assist you.


Station Locations and Numbers

Fire Station #1
314 North Hill St.
Griffin, GA 30223
Ph: (770) 229-6417


Administrative Headquarters:

1420 Ellis Rd.
Griffin, GA 30223
Hours 8-5 M-F

Fire Station #2
1430 Ellis Rd.
Griffin, GA 30223


Fire Station #3
101 Crescent West
Griffin, GA 30223
Ph: (770) 229-6414


With 65 full-time, paid personnel on three shifts, the Department is ready and capable to respond at any time from three stations strategically located throughout the City. All firemen exceed the required yearly training as set forth by the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council. They also go above the normal realm of duty by specializing in selected areas, such as rescue, hazardous materials and CPR/First Aid instruction.

Administration, or Office of the Chief

This office oversees the day-to-day operations of the Fire Department by handling the budget, planning for future needs and challenges and coordinating training for Department personnel.

  • Fire Chief - John Hamilton
  • Operations Officer - Battalion Chief 

Suppression Division

This division is made up of 60 dedicated public servants who are ready to answer any emergency call. They work 24-hours on, 48-hours off shift that allows them to be in the stations and ready to respond.

Each shift is commanded by a battalion chief and a staff of captains and lieutenants who direct rescue and fire scenes, oversee training and supervise day-to-day firehouse life.

Suppression Personnel

  • Battalion Chief, "A" Shift - Todd Wheeler
  • Battalion Chief, "B" Shift - Rodney Dingler
  • Battalion Chief, "C" Shift - Eddie Eubanks

Fire Prevention Bureau

Comprised of the fire marshal and the fire inspector, the Bureau is in charge of activities that seek to prevent fire and ready the public for emergencies. The three primary missions of the Bureau are:

  • Enforcement of local and state fire codes
  • Investigation of fires, both accidental and intentional
  • Public fire and life safety education

Prevention Personnel

  • Fire Marshal - Capt. Michael Thompson
  • Fire Inspector - Capt. Brandon Gates



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Contact Numbers

Operator: 770-229-6400
Central Services: 770-229-6421
Customer Service: 770-229-6403
Environmental Hotline: 770-229-6625
Planning & Development: 770-233-4130
Police Department: 770-229-6450
Narcotics Tip Line: 678-692-0452
Public Works: 770-229-6603
For Power/Water Outages Call: 770-229-6406
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888