Emergency Services

The Habersham County Emergency Services Department consists of employees and volunteers who provide fire suppression, emergency medical, technical rescue, hazardous material, water rescue, life safety education, fire prevention and arson investigation services. The department was created in 2018 after the County assumed oversight of Habersham Medical Center's ambulance service, and then officially merged the ambulance service and the County's fire department to create the new Habersham County Emergency Services Department.  This has allowed for cross-training among fire and EMS personnel and strategically positions personnel and equipment to improve responsiveness to all emergency calls county-wide.

Emergency Services is staffed 24 hours a day, every day, all year long with trained firefighters, 12 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), 36 paramedics, and two Community Paramedicine specialists.

Emergency Services is licensed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources and provides primary fire and ambulance services to the 45,000 people who live here and the thousands who visit each year. Emergency Services Department personnel provide service to residents of eight municipalities in the county and mutual aid service to surrounding counties. In addition to emergency coverage, Emergency Services provides coverage for many venues needing an ambulance present during special events.