Fire Department / Emergency Management

Fire Department

Troup County Fire Department
2471 Hamilton Road
LaGrange, Georgia 30240

Phone: 706-883-1717

Fire Chief: Dennis Knight

The mission of the Troup County Fire Dept. is to provide a wide range of services designed to protect the lives and property of the citizen and visitors of Troup County, by providing prompt and professional service in the event of a fire, medical emergencies, rescue emergencies, and natural disasters which may threaten the public welfare, both emergency and non- emergency.

To be recognized by our community and employees as: a model of excellence in providing service through education, prevention, and mitigation; a department that is synonymous with the term leadership; a department that fosters an environment of involvement, trust and cohesion; a department responsive to the needs and concerns of the community.

Guiding Principles:
We believe we exist to help people, in respect for all people, that people are our most important asset, that continuous improvement is accomplished one step at a time, and to do what is best for the people we protect

Emergency Management

Troup County Emergency Management Agency
2471 Hamilton Road
LaGrange, Georgia 30240

Phone: 706-884-0326
Fax: 706-298-3738

Director: Dennis Knight

The mission of the Troup County Emergency Management Agency is to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a host of potential hazards and threats, natural and manmade, that may affect the citizens of Troup County.

In doing so, this agency implements the Emergency Operations Plan in coordinating all emergency response and organizations. Emergency Management is also responsible for educating the public in the area of Disaster Preparedness. Our agency has qualified for the Federal Performance Partnership Agreement which insures the cities of Hogasnville, LaGrange, West Point and unincorporated Troup County, federal disaster assistance and individual assistance in the event of a major disaster.

In addition to being eligible for federal assistance, our personal qualifications, which are based on meeting state training requirements, enable us to receive funding from the federal government to augment Troup County EMA. Therefore, Troup County EMA is committed to taking a proactive approach to the Emergency Management efforts in the community.

The principles of Emergency Management are mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Mitigation and preparedness are proactive functions, implemented before an emergency occurs. Response and recovery activities occur following a disaster.

EMA assists all local agencies in the development of their emergency plans, exercises, training programs, and serves the community on a 24 hour basis.

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