The Mission of the Statesboro Fire Department is to:
Protect the lives and property of the Citizens of our Community by providing a modern, highly trained, and well-equipped Fire Department while ensuring the most current practices and principles of Fire and Life Safety Education and Fire Safety Code Enforcement are utilized in an effort to provide the very best Fire Protection Services.
The City of Statesboro Fire Department is headed by Chief Timothy Grams. Chief Grams has been with the Department for 25 years and has been the Fire Chief since 2010. He has led the department through significant expansion and modernization during his tenure. He is a graduate of the Fire Science program at Ogeechee Technical College and is a Nationally Registered EMT.
Statesboro Fire Department has two stations. Station #1 is located at 24 West Grady Street across from the Police Department and Station #2 is located at 1533 Fair Road near the Hospital. The department offers a full range of fire and rescue services and currently operates with 48 firefighters and two Administrative Assistants.
Our firefighters work three shifts. Operational personnel work a 24/48 hour schedule. They report to their assigned fire station by 7 a.m. and are in-service working for the citizens for 24 hours. The following morning at 7 a.m. their shift ends and they are relieved by the oncoming shift. After 48 hours off, they return for their next 24-hour shift. This schedule provides thirteen personnel on all three shifts. In addition, the Fire Chief and his administrative staff work a normal 40-hour per week schedule and are available during major fires or any other type of incident.
The fire department is equipped with eight fire apparatus that include five engines, three aerial ladders, one tender, and a “Squad” or Service apparatus. The fire department is fortunate to have the ability to utilize state-of-the-art fire apparatus, equipment, and facilities which include a brand new training center with a five-story tower facility, and a two-story live burn building.
Through a contract with Bulloch County, the department covers an area of five road miles from each station and some of this area is outside of the City limits. Property owners within this coverage area pay a fire district tax to the county, which in turn remits it to the City. Accordingly, the department also responds to other fire incidents within the unincorporated areas of the county in order to assist the Bulloch County volunteer fire departments as part of an automatic aid agreement.
Taking a proactive stance, the Statesboro Fire Department is heavily involved in fire prevention. The Prevention Division, which includes the Prevention Chief and two Fire Inspectors review building plans for compliance with the Life Safety Code and the International Fire Code. The Division also works closely with the Chief Building Official in the City of Statesboro’s Engineering Department in the review of these plans. In addition, every year the department presents fire safety programs to hundreds of school children throughout Statesboro and Bulloch County.