Our Volunteer Divisions

A Strong Community is formed by Strong Connections

Have you ever thought about being a firefighter, but don’t want to quit your day job?

Being a volunteer is a great way to do that and the benefits are endless. Chatham Emergency Services has five volunteers divisions that have personnel protecting Unincorporated Chatham County. This is a great way to serve the community, career growth, build pride, and create more than friendships. Like any job there are a few steps to take to become a volunteer firefighter. The first is requirements listed below:

1. Be at least 18 years of age

2. Be a legal United States citizen or possess current documentation to be legally employed in the State of Georgia.

3. Not convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction within ten years prior to appointment

4. Have a good moral character as determined by investigation of the candidates criminal history

5. Complete this Volunteer Firefighter Application.

6. Be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination

7. Pass the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council’s physical agility test (suppression/support only)

8. Reside in Unincorporated Chatham County Area

After the application has been submitted you will be contacted by a Division Chief for your coverage area. The next step is a  meet and greet with the volunteers of your division. This is away for us to learn more about you and you to learn about us.

 

Volunteer Firefighter Application

Southside Volunteer Drills & Meetings

Station # 1 – 10703 White Bluff Rd
Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm

*please note time and dates may vary.

Directions to Station 1

Southside Division

Volunteer Division Chief: Jonathan McCrary

jmccrary@chathames.org

 

Includes Vernonburg, county side of East Montgomery crossroads, area east of the Casey Canal and areas east of Skidaway Road.

Islands Division

Volunteer Division Chief: Jeffrey R Mills

jmills@chathames.org

 

Includes Wilmington Island, Whitmarsh Island, Talahi Island, Oatland Island, and the subdivisions of President Street immediately west of Island’s Expressway Bridge up to our Station 14 on President Street.

More About Islands

Island’s Volunteer Drills & Meetings

Station # 4 – 155 Wilmington Island Rd
Monday nights at 7:00 pm

*please note time and dates may vary.

Directions to Station 4

Skidaway Island Volunteer Drills & Meetings

Station # 5 – 553 McWhorter Dr
Monday nights at 7:00 pm

*please note time and dates may vary.

Directions to Station 5

Skidaway Island Division

Volunteer Division Chief: Carey Ruppert

cruppert@chathames.org

 

Includes The Landings, Modena Island, South Harbor, Skidaway Island State Park, Marine Science Center

Montgomery Division

Volunteer Division Chief: Christopher Mills

cmills@chathames.org

 

Includes Ferguson Ave, Burnside Island, Diamond Causeway up to Skidaway Narrows River, and the southern part of Whitfield Avenue up to Truman Parkway.

Montgomery Volunteer Drills & Meetings

Station # 6 – 214 Shipyard Rd
Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm

*please note time and dates may vary.

Directions to Station 6

Seventh District Volunteer Drills & Meetings

Station # 3 – 2009 Grove Point Road
Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm

*please note time and dates may vary.

Directions to Station 3

Seventh District Division

Volunteer Division Chief: Thomas Barlett

tbartlett@chathames.org

 

All unincorporated areas of Chatham County, west of Forest River to the Bryan county line, Ogeechee Road (Hwy 17s) up to Savannah city limits, includes Southbridge, Berwick, Quacco Road up to Pooler city limits and Little Neck Road.

Unsure about what volunteer division you live in?

Type your address in the map to locate your division or you can give us a call at 912-354-1011

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm | Closed Saturday & Sunday