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    Casey Snyder

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    Fire Chief : Casey Snyder

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    Gwinnett County Fire Chief Casey Snyder began his successful career with the Fire Department in 1989. He quickly rose through the ranks, proving to be a highly motivated and respected leader, who also gained valuable finance experience in County government along the way.

    A strong advocate for the health and safety of our citizens, Casey has a well-articulated vision that integrates the department’s fire, medical, and risk reduction efforts.  His vision also includes an unwavering devotion to the well-being of his 898 employees and their families.

    Chief Snyder’s diverse financial and business background has also cultivated the department’s ambitious strategies for long-term efficient and effective service delivery, community risk reduction, and innovative fire and medical methods. His devotion to the fire department and the citizens of Gwinnett County is reflected in his efforts to build a stronger, more profound community and one that is prepared for the next decade.

    He holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee and earned an associate of fire science from Perimeter College and a BS in Management from Shorter University. In addition, he is a graduate of the prestigious National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. Casey lives in Gwinnett County with his wife, Beverly, and daughter, Ryley.


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Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services is proud to serve the citizens of Gwinnett County. Gwinnett is the largest fire service district in Georgia and protects almost 960,000 people within the 437 square miles of the county. The mission of the department is to save lives and protect property, while delivering the highest quality of service by holding the principles of truth, trust, respect, and unity.
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Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services has achieved an ISO rating of 2/2X effective August 1, 2017. The rating, known as the Public Protection Classification, is a two-point improvement since the previous survey conducted by the Insurance Services Office. Some insurance companies use the rating, known as the Public Protection Classification, in setting annual premiums for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Homeowners and business owners should contact their insurers and let them know the rating has improved.

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On September 16, 2011, the Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) awarded the Gwinnet County Department of Fire and Emergency Services with accreditation for the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program.  CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field and accredits over 2000 educational programs in 28 health science occupations. The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program was judged by CAAHEP to be in compliance with nationally established standards.

When an institution or program is accredited, it has demonstrated that they meet the standards set by the organization representing the academic community and professionals. To maintain accreditation the institution or program must undergo a similar review on a regular basis. Typically accreditation reviews are conducted every five years.

In a continued commitment to the citizens of Gwinnett County, the department has worked diligently over the last five years to exceed standards set forth by CAAHEP which resulted in a successful reaccreditation process on July 21, 2016.  The next reaccreditation will occur in 2021 and the department is committed to the continuous enhancement of its programs and educational standards.