Fire Department


The City of Cornelia Fire Department is an ISO class-three department nestled in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. The Department was founded in 1887. CFD operates two Fire Stations. One off 441 in Habersham Village shopping center in the commercial district and the other located in Downtown Cornelia. Our department has 19 members comprised of both career and volunteer. The Department provides first response for Emergency medical services, fire suppression, fire prevention and education, extrication, hazardous materials response, and technical rescue to the citizens of our community. The Department houses a ladder, brush truck, rescue truck, fire safety house/command post, and four engines.


We as a Brotherhood and Family will at all times serve our Community with the due diligence that we have been given the privilege to do so.

We shall demonstrate Integrity, Professional Excellence, Fortitude, Perseverance and while honoring our OATH with Compassion.

The Cornelia Fire Department will strive to positively impact our Community and Members of our organization by placing the needs of others before self, without judgment or thought of reward.

Full-Time Personnel

Badge Name
251 Billy Joe Jenkins Jr.
Fire Chief 
252 Shane Bentley Asst. Chief/Training Officer
253 Dustin Henson
Lieutenant/First Responder
254 Kyle Dotson
Firefighter/First Responder
255 Zac Hogan
Lieutenant/First Responder
256 Chandler Austin  Firefighter/First Responder 
257 Drake Meister Lieutenant/First Responder
258 Chris Bruce
Firefighter/First Responder
259 Lee Humphrys Firefighter/EMT
Matthew Williams
Lieutenant/First Responder
263 Joshua Bigelow Firefighter/EMT
282 Michael Hall
Lieutenant/ First Responder
FM2 Josh Hazle Division Chief/Fire Marshal