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.

Cornelia Fire Department Mission Statement

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

251Billy Joe Jenkins Jr.Fire Chief 
253Dustin HensonLieutenant/First Responder
263Joshua BigelowFirefighter/First Responder
256Chandler Austin Firefighter
257Drake MeisterLieutenant/First Responder
258Chris BruceFirefighter/First Responder
259Lee HumphrysFirefighter/EMT
260Matthew WilliamsLieutenant/First Responder
282Michael HallLieutenant/ First Responder
FM2Josh HazleDivision Chief/Fire Marshal

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