Fire Chief's Desk


Chief Bruce Ballew

201 Forrest Road

Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Phone:  (706) 861-4194

Fax:  (706) 861-1041


Our Vision

It is our goal to be the best equipped, best trained, and most professional department capable of providing the highest quality service at the most reasonable cost to the taxpayers of the service district, an efficient department honoring our values, accomplishing our mission and achieving our goals. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Fort Oglethorpe Fire & Rescue and Post Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., as a component of the City of Fort Oglethorpe and Catoosa County Emergency System, is to provide primary protection, suppression and emergency medical services within the service district.  In the event of an emergency, our focus is to respond expeditiously to save lives and minimize property and environmental damage. 

Our Values

The Values by which we will work:

  • Integrity and Pride in the workplace
  • Quality Customer Service
  • Commitment to the Community
  • Efficiency in Management
  • Appreciation for the profession of Firefighter and the traditions of the Fire Service