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Two stations, four engines, one ladder truck, and two squads servicing 30 square miles with a six-minute response time.

West Jackson Engine-uity


About Us

West Jackson Fire was founded in 1968 by members of the community after a fire destroyed a home in Hoschton. Those early firefighters bought the department's trucks, gear, and equipment out of their own pockets with the help of fundraisers and donations. They did all of this out of a sense of community pride and a feeling of duty to their fellow man. Over 55 years later, the fire service, our community, and the world have changed; however, our passion for "Service Over Self" is just as strong, as well as our connection to the people that live and work in the District.


Thank you for taking the time to explore our website and be sure to follow our social media accounts for more information. We are YOUR Fire Department, and we will be there for you whether it is an emergency or just a smile at one of the many events we attend.

from Chief Ben Stephens

We are staffed 24/7 by three shifts with seven certified firefighters per shift. We respond to all fire incidents, motor vehicle collisions, search and rescue calls, and non-transport Emergency Medical Services.

Our Team

West Jackson Fire District is proud to be rated as ISO Class 3, a score by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that reflects how prepared a community is for fighting fires.  The evaluation is based on local fire departments, water supply, emergency communication systems, and community risk reduction programs.

Our district's excellent Class 3 rating means that you can have confidence in our ability to respond to an emergency. It also means that the cost of your homeowners insurance is lower.

Interested in citizen participation? Take a tour of the stations and meet the team that works to keep the West Jackson area safe.

ISO Class 3

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