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DeltAlert Emergency Notifications
You can now sign up for emergency notifications from Pike County's Web-based system, DeltAlert. To do so, please click on the graphic at right. You can also read more about Pike County's emergency alert system by clicking here.
Update Your Home, Business E911 Info
Pike County E911 is currently updating their database. To ensure that your information is correct, please click the graphic at left to send E911 an update.
PCES Recognizes Personnel
Firefighter/Paramedic James "Rusty" Smith is presented the award for 2011 Firefighter of the Year by Chief Mike Grant.
On Friday, December 9, 2011 Pike County Emergency Services held its annual awards ceremony and Christmas dinner. Approximately 100 members and their families attended. Two very special guests also paid a visit – Santa and Mrs. Claus. During the awards ceremony, 13 awards were presented by Chief Mike Grant. Fore more, click here.
Focus on Fire Safety: Holiday Cooking
Cooking fires continue to be the most common type of fires experienced by U.S. households. This is even more apparent during the holiday season. Cooking fires are also the most common cause of civilian fire injuries in residences. For more information and prevention tips, please click here.
GFC Has New Local Number For Permits
The Georgia Forestry Commission has a new number for persons wanting to obtain burn permits. To obtain a burn permit, they should now call 770-229-3005. It should be noted that due to air quality restrictions, not outside burning is allowed from May 1 to September 30 of each year. For more information, please click here.
Michel Is National American Legion FFOTY
Brian Michel of Station #3 has been chosen as the American Legion's
2011 National Firefighter of the Year. Captain Michel was nominated by
County Post #197 of the American Legion. He was previously named the
PCES 2010 Firefighter of the Year and the American Legion Department of
Georgia 2011 Firefighter of the Year. (Read more.)
75' HME Quint Delivered to PCES
Pike County Emergency Services has received
delivery of an HME 75’ quint from First Class Fire Apparatus, Inc. of Monroe,
North Carolina.The new apparatus was
purchased with funds from a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to
Firefighters Grant award. (Read more.)
The mission of Pike County
Emergency Services is to protect lives and property from the adverse effects of
fire, medical emergencies, and exposure to any dangerous conditions created by
either nature or man. We will respond to emergencies in a professional and
courteous manner and strive through public education to reduce the rate of
emergencies. Ethical values will remain at the
core of every decision made by each member of our Department.
We will prevent, where possible,
foreseeable fire, accident, medical emergency, and natural or man-made disaster
incidents. We will plan in advance for the control and mitigation of these
incidents when all efforts to prevent them fail. We will provide training for all personnel to maximize the ability and
safety of all resources. We will advise the County
regarding resources that may be needed to effectively carry out the mission of
the Department. We will utilize available resources in the most effective
manner to carry out the mission of the Department.
viam inveniam aut faciam”
Nationwide Fire Statistics, 2008
understand the role of firefighters - both paid and volunteer - in the United
States, consider a few statistics from
Firefighters responded to an
estimated 1,451,500 reported fires.
118 firefighters died in the line
of duty.45% of deaths were due to stress/overexertion (cardiac or
cerebrovascular in nature).
3,320 civilians lost their lives
as the result of fire.
16,705 civilians were injured as
the result of fire.
Residential fires were responsible
for 83% of civilian deaths.
Fires accounted for an estimated direct property loss of $15.5
30,500 arson fires resulted in 315 civilian deaths.
Intentionally set fires resulted in estimated property damages of $866
73% of all firefighters were volunteers.
Courtesy of National Volunteer Fire Council, NFPA, and
For more information on our department or
if you would like to volunteer with us, you can contact us via e-mail.Thank you for your interest.