There are currently 26 volunteer fire fighters on the active roster who provide protection for over 2500 families. All of our volunteer firefighters are certified by the Georgia Fire Fighter Standards and Training Council. These volunteers make themselves available twenty-four hours a day to respond to fire calls and emergency services calls. Of the 26 volunteers firefighters there are 3 certified first responders and 2 Emergency Medical Tech’s. We are prepared to assist our community with all of its medical along with fire needs.
The Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) serves a seventy-six square mile area of southeastern Harris County, Georgia, including Ellerslie and portions of communities in the surrounding area. A non-profit private corporation, the EVFD operates under the supervision of a ten-member Board of Directors comprised of volunteer fire fighters and citizens.
The EVFD exists to serve the citizens within our district, but our ability to serve depends upon the amount of support we receive from the community. The EVFD relies on the annual dues contribution of each family and business within our district to cover all operating expenses. This contribution is a tax deductible donation.
Ellerslie is a rapidly growing community and the EVFD does more than just fight an occasional fire. The EVFD provides local emergency assistance by:
- Removing downed trees after storms to clear roadways
- Assisting with clearing auto accidents from roadways
- Directing traffic at accident sites
- Responding with ambulance services to assist with First-Aid and CPR
- Aiding search parties to find missing persons.
The EVFD is proud to participate in community related programs. Visiting area schools and day care centers to teach fire safety is always a treat. The EVFD joins forces with Fire Departments throughout the area during the Annual Fire Fighter’s Association Boot Drive to collect funds on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The EVFD also participates in the annual Wheels O’Fire Century Cycle Tour.
IF YOU LIVE IN HARRIS COUNTY AND HAVE A MIDLAND, UPATOI, OR ELLERSLIE ADDRESS WE ARE YOUR FIRE DEPT. IF YOU HAVE A WAVERLY HALL ADDRESS AND LIVE SOUTH OF THE CITY LIMITS WE MAY BE YOUR FIRE DEPT. YOU CAN CHECK OUR COVERAGE MAP TO SEE!!!!