The Georgia Board of Public Safety adopted a resolution creating the Georgia Fire Academy Advisory Council. The purpose of the council is to advise the Director of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center with regard to the training needs of Georgia’s full time and volunteer firefighters as well as the course content and quality of training conducted. The council consists of members, who are representatives from the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), the Georgia Municipal Association and the Insurance Services Office. This council also includes the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council Director, the President of the Georgia Fire Chiefs Association or his designee, the President of the Georgia State Firefighters Association, the Chief of a Volunteer Fire Department, an EMS representative, and a Training Officer from a full time or volunteer fire department. This council meets quarterly and also provides an annual report to the Board of Public Safety. Member of the fire service wishing to contact any of these members can be assured that your comments will be passed along to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and the Georgia Fire Academy division.

  • ACCG, Pat Wilson, Fire Chief, Coweta County Fire / Rescue, [email protected]
  • Georgia State Firefighters Association, David Bullard, President / Lieutenant, Columbia County Fire Rescue, [email protected]
  • EMS Representative, Paula Carter, Captain, Columbus Fire and EMS, [email protected]
  • Georgia Firefighters Standards & Training Council, Gordon Henderson, Executive Director, Ga. Firefighters Standards & Training, [email protected]
  • Insurance Services Office, Mr. Michael Morash, Insurance Services Office, [email protected]
  • Training Officer Representative, Craig Dukes, Chief of Training, Thomasville Fire Rescue, [email protected]
  • Georgia Municipal Association, Freddie Broome, Fire Chief, Valdosta Fire Department, [email protected]
  • Chief of a Volunteer Department, Chief Lee Kirkland, Milan Volunteer Fire Department, [email protected]
  • Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, Charles Wasdin, Fire Chief, Hazelhurst-Jeff Davis Fire / Rescue, [email protected]
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