The City of Jesup Fire Department is comprised of forty-five paid and volunteer personnel that serves both the City of Jesup and Wayne County. The Departments’ responsibilities and services covers areas of fire suppression, fire prevention, code enforcement, and emergency medical response. Fire code enforcement falls under the duties of the chief in coordination with the cities’ building code inspector. Through both offices, building specifications and life safety codes are ensured in new construction. In addition to proper code enforcement, the fire department continues to utilize live fire training with sub standard buildings to assist in removing those that pose a public hazard.
The department responds to over twelve hundred calls for service each year.. Each paid firefighter and volunteer firefighter receives a minimum of one hundred and forty hours of training each year that consists of fire suppression, emergency medical refresher courses, hazardous materials training, and auto extrication courses. All personnel, including the volunteer staff are trained in all of these areas. All paid personnel are state-certified firefighters and emergency medical first responders or basic medical technicians.
The fire prevention program has fast become the City of Jesup Fire Departments’ most active division. The department purchased the fire safety house in 1999 to enhance its safety education for school age children. The safety house along with the fire safety program is used throughout Wayne County and several surrounding counties. Annually,the fire safety educators teach over forty seven hundred students in fire awareness. In addition to fire safety education, the Jesup Fire Department is the host agency for The Georgia Safe Kids Organization in the southeast area. Through this program, the department is capable of installing child restraint seats by having certified car seat technicians within the department. The Safe Kids program also allows the fire department to have a supply of car seats to loan and install to needy families and, it supplies the department with smoke detectors that are installed in low income or high risk houses.