Lowndes County Fire Rescue
Lowndes County Fire Rescue is a dynamic organization that continues to evolve as new programs and projects are developed to enhance our ability to fulfill our mission. We are ever mindful that the citizens of Lowndes County are our customers and that many times we interface with them in situations that, while routine for us, are quite traumatic for them. We strive individually and collectively as an organization to minimize both the emotional and economic impact of these incidents.
Lowndes County Fire Rescue is a multi-functional emergency response agency with the responsibility of providing a broad range of services, both emergency and non-emergency, to the community. Those services include not only emergency operations such as fire extinguishment, water rescue, and vehicle extrication but we also provide public education, fire prevention and inspections, and code enforcement throughout Lowndes County.
As with all departments within the county we are always ready and look forward to assisting the citizens of Lowndes County in any way possible. Our department is available by contacting 911 for emergency services or 229-671-2730 for non-emergency services.
Fire Prevention Month
Since 1922, firefighters across the nation have promoted annual safety campaigns during the week of October 9. Locally, Lowndes County Fire Rescue (LCFR) spends the entire month of October teaching fire safety and prevention to more than 1,000 students across the community.
This year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), is asking citizens to keep families safe by making sure there is a working smoke alarm in every bedroom. According to the NFPA, "Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., when most people are asleep. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half." Lowndes County firefighters will be asking students to "Hear the Beep, Where You Sleep", in an effort to increase awareness of the need for working smoking alarms.
Beginning October 5, in addition to providing station tours and onsite programs, Lowndes County firefighters will deliver this year's message to county elementary schools. Parents are encouraged to follow up at home by involving students in the testing, battery maintenance and/or installation of smoke alarms. Further, all families should develop and practice a plan for exiting their home in the event of a fire.
On Thursday, October 1, at 10:00 a.m., firefighters will hold a smoke alarm installation and inspection demonstration at LCFR Station 10, located at 2981 US Highway 84 East. Citizens interested in learning more about fire safety and the life-saving benefits of smoke alarms, are encouraged to attend.
For more information, please contact Lowndes County Public Information Officer, Meghan Barwick, 229-671-2400 or email Meghan Barwick.