Fort Oglethorpe Fire & Rescue
Serving Northwest Georgia since 1951


ISO Class 3


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Safety & Training Division

Assistant Chief Clay Ellis

Assistant Chief Gary McGhee

Welcome to the Training and Safety Division of the Fort Oglethorpe Fire & Rescue, a department richly aware of the importance of both.

Fort Oglethorpe Fire & Rescue, an ISO Class 3 Department, has been a leader in the State of Georgia and the Northwest Georgia area that places the Safety of each member as their number one priority. Along with the minimum requirements of 120 hours of training annually that is mandated by the Georgia Fire Academy, many members have trained at the National Fire Academy in Emittsburg, Maryland and at departments throughout the state.

Fort Oglethorpe Fire & Rescue Training Division is lead by Assistant Chief Clay Ellis, a Georgia Smoke diver and certified adjunct instructor with the Georgia Fire Academy. Chief Ellis has 22 years of service with department.

Battalion Chief Gary McGhee, a 32 year veteran, was chosen to serve as the first Health & Safety Officer for the department. Chief McGhee has completed courses of study as both Incident Safety Officer and Health and Safety Officer at the Georgia Fire Academy and has completed different Command and Control classes at the National Fire Academy.