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On Friday, December 13, 2013, Pike County Emergency Services held its annual awards ceremony during the Pike County Firefighter dinner. This year it the event was at the R. F. Strickland Building in Concord.
Several personnel completed certification classes in the past year. Twenty-three of them received certificates of varying levels of training. (continue reading)
Martin, Morris Honored By American Legion
Responder Randy Martin of Station 7 has been awarded Firefighter of the
Year by American Legion Post 197 of Zebulon. Lieutenant/EMT Charlie Morris of Station 2 was presented with American Legion Post 197's EMT of the Year Award.
"I would like to express my greatest thanks to the members of American Legion Post 197 for taking the time to recognize Firefighter Martin and Lieutenant Morris," said Chief Randy Snyder. "Both of them are dedicated members of our Department who go above and beyond what is expected of them."
Martin is also a member of American Legion Post 197.
Snyder Appointed Chief
Randy Snyder was appointed as Chief of Pike County
Emergency Services by the Pike County Board of Commissioners at their
May 28, 2013, meeting. County Manager Rob Morton presented Snyder to
the Board for consideration. Snyder previously served as Deputy Chief
"At the age of 19 friends I grew up with and went to school
with convinced me to join the Department "said Snyder. "I filled out an application one day, and a few days later I was in a
training burn. It was run by former
Chief Tom Tyree, who was one of my mentors in the fire service, someone I
looked up to."
Snyder continued, "I was hooked, and here I am today. I credit
volunteering with the Department for keeping me out of trouble that
young people usually get
into. It made me a better person and the
person I am today."
"I am excited about the challenge that the
position brings," Snyder said. "We have some issues that I will solve
as quickly as possible to make this a great department for our people
and for our community."
Snyder appointed Mike Singleton as Deputy Chief of Operations. Singleton has over 20 years experience in fire and EMS. He also served as Deputy Chief of Emergency Management for three years.
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GFC Has New Local Number For Permits
The Georgia Forestry Commission has a new number for persons wanting to obtain burn permits. To obtain a burn permit, they should now call 770-229-3005. It should be noted that due to air quality restrictions, not outside burning is allowed from May 1 to September 30 of each year. For more information, please click here.
Michel Is National American Legion FFOTY
Brian Michel of Station #3 has been chosen as the American Legion's
2011 National Firefighter of the Year. Captain Michel was nominated by
County Post #197 of the American Legion. He was previously named the
PCES 2010 Firefighter of the Year and the American Legion Department of
Georgia 2011 Firefighter of the Year. (Read more.)
75' HME Quint Delivered to PCES
Pike County Emergency Services has received
delivery of an HME 75’ quint from First Class Fire Apparatus, Inc. of Monroe,
North Carolina.The new apparatus was
purchased with funds from a Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance to
Firefighters Grant award. (Read more.)
The mission of Pike County
Emergency Services is to protect lives and property from the adverse effects of
fire, medical emergencies, and exposure to any dangerous conditions created by
either nature or man. We will respond to emergencies in a professional and
courteous manner and strive through public education to reduce the rate of
emergencies. Ethical values will remain at the
core of every decision made by each member of our Department.
We will prevent, where possible,
foreseeable fire, accident, medical emergency, and natural or man-made disaster
incidents. We will plan in advance for the control and mitigation of these
incidents when all efforts to prevent them fail. We will provide training for all personnel to maximize the ability and
safety of all resources. We will advise the County
regarding resources that may be needed to effectively carry out the mission of
the Department. We will utilize available resources in the most effective
manner to carry out the mission of the Department.
viam inveniam aut faciam”
Nationwide Fire Statistics, 2008
understand the role of firefighters - both paid and volunteer - in the United
States, consider a few statistics from
Firefighters responded to an
estimated 1,451,500 reported fires.
118 firefighters died in the line
of duty.45% of deaths were due to stress/overexertion (cardiac or
cerebrovascular in nature).
3,320 civilians lost their lives
as the result of fire.
16,705 civilians were injured as
the result of fire.
Residential fires were responsible
for 83% of civilian deaths.
Fires accounted for an estimated direct property loss of $15.5
30,500 arson fires resulted in 315 civilian deaths.
Intentionally set fires resulted in estimated property damages of $866
73% of all firefighters were volunteers.
Courtesy of National Volunteer Fire Council, NFPA, and
For more information on our department or
if you would like to volunteer with us, you can contact us via e-mail.Thank you for your interest.