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Fire Board

The West Jackson Fire District was created by an amendment to the State Constitution in 1972 at the behest of Braselton and Hoschton. This new Fire Board would become the oversight and funding authority for the West Jackson Fire Department. The Board consists of five elected officials that represent their local communities by Post. Those Posts are City of Hoschton, Town of Braselton, Unincorporated Hoschton, Porter, and Randolph. January 17th, 1973, the Board accepted the assets & liabilities of the Fire Department and began working to improve the Fire Protection available to the community. 

 

Fire Board members are elected to 4-year terms and must reside in the Post location that they represent. 

Much like a Mayor/Council they appoint the Fire Chief, approve the Budget & Expenditures, approve Capital Projects, approve the Millage Rate (property tax rate), and provide direction what services they expect the Department to provide via stations, apparatus, staffing & other goals.

Fire Board Meetings

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Chairman, Vice Chairman and Members

Board Members

Fire Board

Unincorporated Hoschton

Tim Sweat , Chairman

Fire Board

Town of Braselton

Tony Harris, Vice-Chairman

Fire Board

City of Hoschton

Harry Bryan

Fire Board

Randolph Precinct

John Caffin

Fire Board

Porter Precinct

Nathan Scott

Department Organization

The Department is governed by an elected Fire Board. The Board appoints a Fire Chief, who appoints officers and hires firefighters.

Fire Board
Administration

The Fire Chief and Administrative Assistant supervise full- and part-time staff and carry out division duties.

Shifts A, B & C

The Department is organized into three shifts and is staffed 24/7.

WJFD operates three different special response team that are specifically trained in certain emergency situations to ensure public safety and assist other departments as needed.

Special Operations Division
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