Fire Department


The City of Cornelia Fire Department (CFD) is an ISO class-four department nestled in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Currently CFD has two Departments, one in Downtown Cornelia and the other off 441 in Kmart shopping center. Our department has 26 members comprised of a career and volunteer department. The Departments provide 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 Departments house a ladder, brush truck, service/rescue truck, fire safety house and four engines.
Mission Statement
Cornelia Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of professionalism and public safety services for our community and visitors. We protect lives, property, and environment through fire suppression, emergency medical response, disaster management, fire prevention and public education. Our primary objectives are to prevent or minimize the loss of life, pain, suffering, and property damage because of fire or other type of emergencies.

Vision Statement
It is our vision to be an innovative and progressive fire department. We are dedicated to the delivery of effective fire suppression activities, rescue services, hazardous materials operations, and quality fire/safety education to the public. We strive to offer the best available education and training to our members. The Department advances public safety through its fire prevention, investigation and education programs.

Full-Time Personnel

Badge Name
251 Billy Joe Jenkins Jr.
Fire Chief 
252 Shane Bentley Asst. Chief/Training Officer
253 Phillip Kimbrell Lieutenant/Firefighter/Paramedic
255 Erin Higgins Firefighter/EMT
256 Billy Owenby Firefighter/First Responder
257 Chris Bruce Firefighter
258 Will Lapree Firefighter/First Responder
259 Phillip Sheriff Firefighter/First Responder
260 Kyle Dotson Firefighter/First Responder
261 Zac Hogan Firefighter/First Responder
FM2 Josh Hazle Lieutenant/Fire Marshal/Fire Life Safety Educator