The following procedures are put into place to help the fire service and new firefighters. Firefighters will follow the requirements below in order to apply and become a firefighter in Elbert County. The intent is to help new firefighters to become familiar with ECFD policies and procedures and to train new firefighters on our specific equipment. After completion of this training, firefighters will feel more confident responding to all incidents.
Each year during the month of September, an open enrollment period will be held for new firefighter applicants. Interested candidates should complete an application package (linked at the top of this page). The application, consent forms and a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license should be turned into the County Chief or the candidate may turn it into the Station Captain, who will forward it to the County Chief. After open enrollment, all candidates will be contacted to confirm their interest in becoming an Elbert County firefighter. A criminal background check, a driving history, drug screen and physical will be required for each applicant. Pending the results of these, an applicant may be denied. The County Fire Chief and the Fire Board will review each application for their approval or denial. Candidates who are approved will be required to successfully complete the FFI class. The FFI class and ECFD orientation and training will last one year.
Firefighters must successfully complete all of the requirements. Also during this time, a class F or CDL license must be obtained. Contact the County Fire Office for the procedure to obtain this license.