Georgia Fire Academy Advisory Council

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 Association of Fire Chiefs 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. 

  • ACCG, Chief David Kimbrell, Hall County Fire Services
  • Georgia State Firefighters Association, Captain Dean King, Donalsonville Fire Department
  • EMS Representative, Dr. Jill Mabley, Cherokee County Fire & Rescue
  • Georgia Firefighters Standards & Training Council, Mr. Gordon Henderson, Georgia Firefighters Standards & Training Council
  • Insurance Services Office, Mr. Michael Morash, Insurance Services Office
  • Training Officer Representative, Chief Marvin Riggins, Macon-Bibb County Fire Department
  • Training Officer Representative, Asst. Fire Marshal Jeff Yoder, Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services
  • Georgia Municipal Association, Chief Henry Argo, Palmetto Fire Department
  • Chief of a Volunteer Department, Chief Lee Kirkland, Milan Volunteer Fire Department
  • Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, Chief Robert Singletary, Warner Robins Fire Department