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About Us

Whether house fire, chest pains, or vehicle accidents, Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services answers the call. We provide high quality emergency response for a population of almost 960,000 people. Our service delivery model integrates fire suppression, emergency medical care, and community risk reduction to provide the highest quality of service for our community.

The department consists of 952 highly trained men and women. Each year, we respond to over 79,000 emergency calls with 31 strategically placed fire stations that house 31 engine companies, 11 ladder trucks, and 29 advanced life-support medical units.

We also have trained teams in place for technical rescue, hazardous materials, and swiftwater rescue situations. Our Fire Academy provides training that exceeds state requirements and all firefighters receive ongoing fire and EMS training.

What We Value

Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services has been steadfast to its mission “Saving Lives and Protecting Property.” The spirit of this tradition is seen in our strong commitment to quality service and care of our citizens. Our firefighters are committed to saving lives and protecting property while exemplifying our values of Truth, Trust, Respect, and Unity.

Job Opportunities

To meet the needs of our community, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services has created the entry-level position of Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee. Newly hired recruits must complete 16 months of rigorous training at our Fire Academy. During this training, recruits will receive their paramedic certification and certification as a Firefighter I. Upon successful completion of the Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee program recruits are promoted to Firemedic. Candidates who already possess the Paramedic certification are encouraged to apply for the Firemedic position. 

A robust civilian workforce also supports the mission of our department and civilian positions are also located throughout the department’s four divisions.

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