Sabrina Kimbrell

Georgia Fire Academy
PSTI III, Advanced / Specialized Programs Section
Captain
Education and Community Risk Reduction Program Coordinator

Biography

Sabrina Kimbrell joined the staff of the Georgia Fire Academy at GPSTC in 2016 as the Education and Community Risk Reduction Program Coordinator / Instructor.

Kimbrell began her career in the fire and emergency services field with the Henry County Fire Department in 1988. She first joined the department as a volunteer and quickly earned a spot as a recruit firefighter. She obtained her Georgia Firefighter and Georgia First Responder certifications while in recruit school and was the first female to graduate from a Henry County Fire Recruit Class.

Within the first twenty-four months at Henry County, Kimbrell obtained her Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification and later attended DeKalb Technical College earning her Paramedic certification. In 1999, after having her second born child, Kimbrell concentrated transitioning her career efforts toward prevention, education and public information. While in prevention and education she achieved the ranks of Sargent and then Lieutenant. In 2003 she was re-assigned as the Public Information Officer for the department and in 2006 was promoted to the rank of Captain.

Kimbrell served as the Henry County Fire Department Public Information Officer for fifteen years while overseeing the design and development of the community education and intervention programs. She was very active with the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation (GFBF). She served as the chairperson for the Henry County “Give Burns the Boot” Annual Boot Drive for fourteen years, was a member of the Chesney Fallen Firefighters Memorial Grant Review Board and was a volunteer at Camp Oo-U-La (Georgia’s only camp for children burn survivors). She successfully led Henry County Fire Department to stand as the first department to ever reach and surpass the $100,000.00 mark in one donation year.

Kimbrell served on the Youth Leadership Henry Board of Directors and the Henry County Child Fatality Review Board while at Henry County Fire Department. Kimbrell was the Child Passenger Safety Mini Grant Coordinator/Technician and an advocate for the Child Occupant Safety Program in Henry County. She is a member of the Georgia Public Safety Educators Association and is currently the Training Coordinator and serving on the Symposium Planning Committee for the association.

After twenty-six years of service, Kimbrell retired from the Henry County Fire Department and in just six months returned to the fire service with Sandy Springs Fire Rescue. While at Sandy Springs she served as a Community Relations Officer assisting in the development of the Community Affairs Division. She stayed with Sandy Springs until the opportunity to join the Georgia Fire Academy team presented itself here at GPSTC.

She is married to David Kimbrell and they have five children and three grandchildren. Sabrina is an active member of Riverbend Baptist Church in Gainesville, Georgia.

Courses

Primary Instructor:

Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I
Public Fire and Life Safety Educator II (Developmental)
Alternative Teaching Methods

Associate Instructor:

Basic Firefighter
Chief Fire Officer PIO Section
Transitional Interpersonal Leadership Training (T.I.L.T.)

Professional Certifications

GA Certified Firefighter
GA Paramedic
GA POST General Instructor
GA Public Information Officer Type II
National Professional Qualifications Apparatus Operator-Ladder
National Professional Qualifications Apparatus Operator-Pumper
National Professional Qualifications Arson Investigator I
National Professional Qualifications Firefighter II
National Professional Qualifications Fire Inspector I
National Professional Qualifications Fire Officer I
National Professional Qualifications Instructor III
National Professional Qualifications Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I
American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor
GA Child Passenger Safety Technician

Awards

Henry County Fire Department Employee of the Year 2000
Graduate of Leadership Henry 2002
Henry County Life Saving Award (multiple)
Sandy Springs Life Saver Award 2016
Unit Citation Award (multiple)
Henry County Service Awards 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25 years