THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE OBSERVES FIRE PREVENTION WEEK

The City of Thomasville and Thomasville Fire Rescue will recognize National Fire Prevention Week October 3rd – 9th. Fire Prevention Week has been observed publicly since 1922 and was officially proclaimed for national observance in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge. Fire Prevention Week remains the longest-running public health observance in the United States. This year’s theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” The campaign works to educate everyone about the different sounds...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE PINNING CEREMONY HONORS PROMOTIONS AND NEWEST RECRUITS

Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) recently held a pinning ceremony that honored promotions and welcomed their newest recruits. During the event, Mike Mann was promoted to Captain, Branden Smith was promoted to Lieutenant, and Tyler Bannister, Joseph Lombardi, and Mark Wooten were sworn in as TFR's newest firefighters. The ceremony was attended by members of the Thomasville City Council, state and county representatives, family, friends, colleagues, and City of Thomasville leadership. “It is...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE SUCCESSFULLY PASSES GFSTC INSPECTION

Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) has successfully passed a recent Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council (GFSTC) annual inspection. Located in Forsyth, Georgia, the GFSTC provides certification standards for all firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, and fire and life safety educators within the state of Georgia. The inspection revealed that all TFR stations and engines are compliant with the Official Code of Georgia. GFSTC’s mission is to provide professionally...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE LAUNCHES FACEBOOK PAGE

Thomasville Fire Rescue (TFR) is now officially on Facebook. Launched on Monday, July 12th, @OfficialThomasvilleFireRescue will serve as an additional communication tool to provide the Thomasville community with valuable safety information, tips for ways to make homes safer, education about fire best practices, and much more. “TFR is excited about this opportunity to provide an abundance of valuable information to our community,” said TFR Chief Tim Connell. “Most of all, we look...



THOMASVILLE FIRE RESCUE RECEIVES GRANT FOR PURCHASE OF NEW EQUIPMENT

Thomasville Fire Rescue was recently awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $248,000. The grant provided TFR with funding for the purchase of 42 new Dragger Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) equipment that enables them to safely enter environments dangerous to life or health. Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the grant aims to provide direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments to equip and train emergency personnel,...