Division Chief of Operations
The Operations Division is overseen by Division Chief Brad Johnson, and includes all of the apparatus, firefighters and paramedics who respond to emergencies when citizens call “911.” Thirteen stations are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, prepared to respond at a moment’s notice.
The HCFD Operations Section responds to emergency requests from the public for fires, medical calls, motor vehicle crashes, rescues from entrapment, hazardous materials incidents, and many other emergency situations. As first responders, our firefighters are also Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)
who can begin administering treatment before an ambulance arrives on scene. The cross-training is an important part of how the HCFD Operations Division works together to provide the best medical care for the citizens of Henry County.
Captain Stan Jones
The Fire Section of the Operations Division is under the direction of Captain Stan Jones. Captain Jones has been with the department since May of 1982. Captain Jones began serving in this position in August of 2006.
Fire Section serves unincorporated Henry County and cities of Stockbridge, Hampton, and Locust Grove, with 13 Engine Apparatus, 1 Quint Apparatus, 2 Ladders, and 2 Squads for firefighting operations, supplemented with EMS ambulances.
Fire Section responds to all Fires, Rescues (extrications), and Special Operational commitments (Hazmat, Confined Space, Trench Rescue and Dive Rescues). Fire Section promotes and disseminates progressive equipment and tactics for Henry County’s growing needs in changes from rural to suburban housing. Fire Section also supplements City of McDonough Fire Department with an ongoing automatic aid agreement.
The Fire Section in conjunction with EMS, have implemented and maintained 11 Advanced Life Support (ALS) First Responder Engine Apparatus to supplement the ever increasing call volume of EMS providing the community with the highest level of first responder care available at this time. All fire apparatus have been upgraded to 5” large diameter hose, to better supply water on the ever increasing larger residence and business. Safety has also been added to all fire apparatus with Cab-Over Mirrors, for drivers to better see and not have as many blind spots on the large apparatus. (Both of these projects were funded by Grants.)
Henry County Fire Department provides emergency medical service coverage for all of Henry County utilizing 11 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, 1 ALS Quick Response Unit, 11 ALS fire apparatus, 2 Basic Life Support Basic Life Support (BLS) fire apparatus, and a host of first responders. In addition Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), the EMS Billing Department, and the Bike Team.
Henry County Fire Department sends a medical response to all requests for medical care and other calls in which the need may arise such as hazardous materials and structure fires. All HCFD response personnel are required to have an Emergency Medical Technician Intermediate (EMT-I) certification at a minimum. HCFD is staffed with over 100 members licensed as paramedics.