Welcome to the Newton County Fire Service website. We hope you will find our site a valuable source of information.
The primary mission of the Newton County Fire Service is to provide a range of programs and training designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of Newton County from the adverse effects of fire, sudden medical emergencies, or exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature.
Established in the early 1960’s, thanks to the Covington-Newton County Civil Defense, in nearly 60 years we have evolved into a force of 163 career and part-time firefighters that protect the 279 square miles and population of almost 110,000 as well as the many visitors of Newton County.
Currently our highly skilled firefighters occupy 10 stations across Newton County, ready at all times to gear up and protect the community from fire or provide emergency medical services. N.C.F.S. and Covington Fire have a special training center that includes a 2 story “class A” burn building, pump testing and drafting pits, a classroom, breakroom with bathrooms and showers, and a driving course. This center is a very beneficial and important part of our future firefighters training.
Everyone at Newton County Fire Service works diligently to serve the citizens and visitors of Newton County, Georgia by providing a multitude of services including fire suppression, emergency medical care, fire cause and investigation, public safety education, as well as inspection and plan review for code compliance.
Click the link below to apply for Certified and Recruit Firefighter positions!
EMERGENCY DIAL 911
Non Emergency Dispatch 770-784-2100
4136-A Hwy 278 Covington, GA 30014
Main- 770-784-2116 Fax- 770-784-2119
Deputy Chief Brad Stapp 678-625-5018
Deputy Chief of Operations Darriel Mosley 770-784-2116
Executive Administrative Coordinator Scheree Howard 678-625-5010
Administrative Coordinator Shelby Martin 678-625-1395
David Thomas 678-212-5412
Jamie Long 678-625-5014
Community Outreach/ Education
James Franklin 678-212-5411
Billy McCullough 770-784-2116
Training Chief Kregg Lumpkin 678-625-5025
Captain Marcus Taylor 678-625-5025
Captain Jeff Allen 678-625-5025
Chief of EMS Joel Turner 678-625-2051
New Burn Laws In Effect! Please click the link below to learn about the new Georgia Burn Laws!
Burn Ban goes into effect every year between May 1st & September 30th.
Attention Newton County Citizens!
Please read the following regarding Georgia's Burn Laws. You are no longer required by Ga Forestry to have a burn permit for hand piled vegetation burns but must follow all of the rules listed below while burning. Please also remember to check your local Fire Danger Forecast before burning! This Forecast will tell you the Danger Level associated with burning that day due to wind speeds/humidity levels and other factors. Here is a helpful link to view the Forecast.
You may click or tap the picture below to go to The GA Forestry Website for more information on Burning or click the link below.