Macon-Bibb County



  • ‘From this day forward, they’re a brotherhood.’: Fire Department welcomes new firefighters
    On Friday, February 16, our Fire Department officially gained 14 new firefighters. There was a ceremony held at Central Georgia Technical College to celebrate the recruits with their friends and families. You can watch the full ceremony here. “These men worked hard, and they’ve earned this, and this is their day, but from this day […]

    February 23, 2024 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Firefighters earn promotions and appointments
    On Friday, July 7, the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department held an Appointment/Promotion Ceremony for two new Sergeants and three firefighters who were appointed to Fire Prevention Inspector, Fire Training EMS Instructor, and Fire Training Dual Enrollment Instructor.  You can watch the full ceremony here. Each firefighter was pinned individually by a loved one in front […]

    July 7, 2023 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Experienced firefighters join Department as part of new fast track orientation program 
    On Friday, July 8, Macon-Bibb County Fire Chief Shane Edwards welcomed five new firefighters to the Fire Department with a ceremony. These five new firefighters went through a new fast track training put in place at the directive of Mayor Lester Miller and designed by Chief Edwards.       “This new process allows firefighters from […]

    July 15, 2022 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Fire Department holds Final Burn at Training Center
    On Wednesday, May 4, the Fire Department said “goodbye” to their old training center in a symbolic way. They held a Final Burn, where firefighters put out one last fire at the Charles A. Smallwood Training Center on Tinker Drive.  The burn was followed by a demolition of the old building to prepare the site […]

    May 6, 2022 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Fire Department to hold dedication ceremony for new, custom-built fire truck
    The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department is excited to announce and dedicate the newest addition to its fleet – a fully customized 2021 Sutphen Pumper. A Push-In Ceremony will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022. This vehicle was bought using voter-approved SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) funds and will replace […]

    February 4, 2022 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Fire Department Rookie of the Year Announced 
      At the October 5 Fire Prevention Week event, Interim Fire Chief Shane Edwards announced that firefighter Jordan Bonbrake is this year’s Rookie of the Year. He’s with Station 3 and was caught by surprise with the award. “I didn’t even know this award existed! I’ve been with the Department for about two years. I’ve […]

    October 8, 2021 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Fire Department welcomes new family members
    On Friday, April 30, 2021, the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department welcomed 14 new members to its family. Fourteen people from different backgrounds, but with the same mission: to protect and serve Macon-Bibb County. The Graduating Class was the first class to begin its training in 202o, and one of the youngest in the class was […]

    May 7, 2021 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters
    The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department asked the community to join them in the national Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters as part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. It lasted from dusk to dawn from Sunday, October 4, through Monday, October 5. Click here to view an album of photos on our Facebook page.  […]

    October 16, 2020 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Recap of May 7, 2019 Macon-Bibb Commission Meeting
    At the Macon-Bibb County Commission Meeting on Tuesday, May 7, several groups were honored or recognized for their contributions to the community. Five firefighters (four pictured above) were recognized for their actions at a large fire which burned two homes on High Street. Some of them were injured while battling the blaze. You can watch […]

    May 10, 2019 published by Edna Ruiz

  • Firefighters receive Medical Save Award from Navicent Health EMS
    In early December, four Macon-Bibb County firefighters – Sergeant Willie Jarrell, Private Christopher Therien, Private Anthony M. Collins, and Private James Howard – were honored by Navicent Health EMS with a Medical Save Award for their actions to save someone’s life. On October 22, these four firefighters with Engine 12 responded to a call of […]

    February 1, 2019 published by Edna Ruiz

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