Emergency Services

Welcome fo Habersham County Emergency Services, a department comprised of almost 100 full and part-time, dedicated, experienced and committed personnel, serving over 50,000 citizens and visitors to our county.  We provide service delivery of Fire, Emergency Medical, Rescue and Community Paramedicine-Mobile Integrated Health Services.  Services for fire and rescue are provided throughout unincorporated Habersham County, and EMS and CP-MIH services are provided in Habersham and all cities within the county boundaries.

Habersham Emergency Services serves with 6 Fire Stations and 1 EMS Station located strategically across the county, running over 12,000 Fire, EMS, Rescue and CP-MIH calls annually with 6 Engines, 4 24/7 Paramedic staffed Med Units, 1 10-hour Monday through Friday Paramedic staffed Med Unit, 1 Paramedic/RN staffed CP-MIH Unit, 1 Paramedic staffed Field Supervisor Captain and Battalion Chief. 

Habersham County responds to approximately 50 or more calls annually to Panther Creek Trail and Tallulah Gorge for rescue and EMS calls that involve the Habersham Search and Resuce Team (HabSAR), Tallulah Falls Fire Department and Lee Arrendal Correctional Institute Fire Department.  Technical and High-Angle Rescue experience is, at times, required for the safe extraction of patients involved in these calls and, at times, requires the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for High-Line Extractions by helicopter.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Habersham County Emergency Services Department is to protect and preserve life and property.  This shall be accomplished through professional and proficient delivery of fire suppression, pre-hospital care, rescue, education, training and enforcement.

Our Vision

The Vision of the Habersham County Emergency Services Department is to strive daily to be a model department in terms of misison as we meet the daily needs of our customers - the citizens and visitors of Habersham County.

Our Values

"I AM HCES"

Integrity
Ability
Motivation
Honor
Character
Empathy
Selfless Service