The West Jackson Fire District was established in March 1968 to provide fire protection for the West Jackson community. 

The Department is governed by an elected fire board. The board appoints a Fire Chief, who appoints officers and hires firefighters. The Department responds to all fires in the district. The Department also responds to motor vehicle collisions, search and rescue and assists with EMS calls. 

The Department is staffed 24 hours a day, every day with a minimum of four personnel on duty. There is one chaplain that is a local pastor. The Department is organized into three shifts. All full time and part time personnel are trained to a minimum of Georgia Basic Firefighter and are certified by Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council. 

The Department participates in training hosted by the Georgia Fire Academy, either at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, GA or at locally delivered classes. The Department has several fire instructors and CPR instructors for in house continuing education.