Newnan hoping to add fourth fire station

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From left, Newnan Fire Department Chief William Whitley with John Abbey, White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club president. 


Newnan Fire Chief William Whitley spoke to the White Oak Golden K Kiwanis club recently about the fire department operations.

The City of Newnan Fire Department was established in 1894. The department provides basic life support emergency medical services, fire suppression, fire prevention and education, extrication, hazardous materials response, and technical rescue to Newnan’s citizens.

There are approximately 50 employees who operate out of three stations to protect and serve approximately 33,000 residents, Whitley said.

Whitley said the city hope sto be adding a fourth fire station in the next few years.

In 2013, the department received 96 fire calls, 2,845 medical calls, and a total of 4,039 calls. They try to be on the scene within five minutes, many times arriving before the ambulance does on a medical call.

He spoke about the 2014 budget for the city fire department, and the cost of the large fire trucks. He then took questions from the group. The White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club of Newnan (http://www.whiteoakgoldenk.org/) meets every Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Sprayberry's restaurant at Newnan Pavilion on Georgia Highway 34 East in Newnan. Visitors are welcome.



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