Note: The following item was submitted by the Polk County Volunteer Fire Department. – KtE


Want to do something to ensure you and your neighbors remain safe? Or just want to get involved in a positive way? 

Now more than ever – especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic – your community needs your help to do your part. 

The Polk County Volunteer Firefighter Department wants your help and seeks new volunteers to join the force to protect the people and property all across the community. 

Potential volunteers must be 18 or about to turn 18 in the coming months, be able to pass a drug screen, have no felony convictions in any jurisdiction within the past 10 years, and have a High School Diploma or GED. 

Applicants must also show a good moral character, be in good physical condition and cleared by a physician, and complete the Basic Firefighter Training course approved by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council within a year after appointment. Additionally, those who active certifications are encouraged to apply.

Becoming a volunteer with the department provides several benefits which include a state firefighters pension, training advancement, camaraderie, and much more.

Anyone interested can contact Landon Hendrix or Chief Barry Trammell at the County Fire Headquarters at 770-748-3439, talk to any volunteers in the community or come by Fire Headquarters located at 55 Cline Ingram Jackson Road off of the bypass next to the fairgrounds in Cedartown.

There are an unlimited number of spots available at the several fire stations around the county.

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