Fire Marshalâ€™s Office:
The fire marshalâ€™s office is responsible for many aspects of prevention, along with enforcement of fire codes in buildings, burning regulations, fire investigation and plain review among many other duties.
Fire Safety Education:
This division works to educate the public about fire prevention and the dangers of fire, as well as the many services offered to the community by the Fire Department. This division works routinely in local schools and offers fire and life safety education to any interested party. Additionally,this division installs smoke detectors for elderly and needy citizens and operates the department's fire safety house.
Supply & Inventory:
The supply office was started in October of 2007 and is responsible for the fiscal well-being of the department. The supply office handles every expenditure made for the day to day operation of the department. The supply office also handles all inventory and distribution of supplyâ€™s along with all small motor repair for the department.
Explorer Post 555:
The Newton County Fire Service Explorer Post is a branch of the Boy Scouts of America and is chartered to the Newton County Fire Department.Â The post has been in existence since 1992.Â Â The organizations goal is to provide a positive career vehicle for young adults ages 14 to 21, who share a vested interest in the Fire / Rescue community.Â Each member receives training in Basic Firefighting techniques and is certified as a Georgia Emergency Medical First Responder.Â Each course is approximately 100 hours in length. Read More
The post has established a rank structure similar to the departments.Â In order to obtain rank the member must apply and submit a resume. They are tested in two areas, written and practical. Seasoned Fire Department personnel interview them. The explorer officers run the day to day operations of their post.
The post has also established an explorer ride along program, which gives the explorers a chance to actually ride on the apparatus while responding to alarms, with the fire department advisors.Â They provide rehabilitation services to firefighters and help to place apparatus back in service by rolling hose and retrieving equipment.Â The post also assisted the department with training drills.Â The explorers have provided emergency first aid and lost children services at community events.
The post meets at the Newton County Fire Station One on Wednesday nights from 6pm- 9pm.Â Anyone interested in joining is welcome to visit.Â The requirements to be an explorer are: ages 14 â€“ 21, yearly charter dues to BSA, three letters of reference, two page essay on why you want to be an Fire / Rescue Explorer, BSA and post application, parent permission form and medical information form.
For any other information please email Commander Steve Raulerson Newton County Fire Service Explorer Post.Â Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The administrative division of Newton County Fire Service includes areas, of Budgeting, Fleet Maintenance, Fire Marshalâ€™s Office, Supply, Personnel, Fire Safety Education, and Secretarial/ Support Staff.