Higgston Volunteer Fire Department

Higgston Volunteer Fire Department Serving Our Community With Courage, Honor, And A Servent's Heart. - Fire Chief John McLendon.- Assistant Chief Chris McLendon
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The purpose of this site is to educate our community about who we are, what we do and to encourage support. We can't have a volunteer fire department without the community support! We are continually adding new information and features, so check back often. We respond to such things as: structural fires, woods fires, fire alarms, vehicle fires, automobile accidents, emergency medical calls, brush fires. Thanks for checking out our page. God bless

04/01/2020

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said he plans to sign two orders. The first will require all residents to shelter-in-place from Friday through April 13. He also will sign an order closing all K-12 schools through the end of the year.

04/01/2020
03/31/2020

Tornado watch for Montgomery County has been dropped.

‼ TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 9:00 PM Tuesday evening for Montgomery County.. Strong winds, heavy downpours, and isolated tornad...
03/31/2020

‼ TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 9:00 PM Tuesday evening for Montgomery County.. Strong winds, heavy downpours, and isolated tornadoes are possible. Please have a way to receive alerts. Please take a moment to share this information.

‼ High Fire Danger ‼
03/30/2020

‼ High Fire Danger ‼

03/29/2020
Julie

Julie

Jeff Davis Sheriff's Department Chaplain provided all of us first responders with a devotion and prayer this morning ❤️

03/24/2020

Due to concerns of Corona Virus, Higgston fire will be suspending all fire meetings until further notice. So, Higgston Fire is now suspending responding to all non-fire related calls "medical" . We will still respond to any fire-related calls, any technical rescue or any automobile accident as normal but we will be using extra precautions until the corona virus passes.

03/22/2020

Being a firefighter is a special calling. It's a job that's about everyone but you. It's all about having your brother & sister's back. It's trying to protect the public, saving lives, property and helping people who is in need. Every man or woman who commits to being a firefighter has a responsibility to give their best and step up. It's not about wearing a firefighter t-shirt, or joining the department just to run the "pretty lights" tote a radio just to hear what's going on and be cool or trying to portray a " hero mentality". It's not a part time commitment either. I know volunteers have full time jobs and families, but being a firefighter requires countless hours of training and to keep your equipment up to date and working. We understand nobody can make all the calls or drills, but we have to make an effort to attend all the meeting and calls that we can. We made the commitmen to do so when you signed up. Attitude makes all the difference in the world. Do you just want to do this job part time or do you want to do the job the right way and be the best you can at it? Give it your all, support your brothers and sisters 110%. Put forth a effort, a good mental attitude and watch how fast things get better. We are a team, we are family.

Carr Warns Consumers About Coronavirus Scams, Fake Cures, Door-to-Door and Drive-By Testing and Misinformation
03/20/2020
Carr Warns Consumers About Coronavirus Scams, Fake Cures, Door-to-Door and Drive-By Testing and Misinformation

Carr Warns Consumers About Coronavirus Scams, Fake Cures, Door-to-Door and Drive-By Testing and Misinformation

ATLANTA, GA – Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers about ads, promotions and websites that claim their products can treat, prevent or cure the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Additionally, Carr is helping reinforce The White House National Security Council’s message about misinformation concer...

03/20/2020
Montgomery County Georgia Emergency Management

Montgomery County Georgia Emergency Management

ATTENTION:
Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
310 West Broad Street
Mount Vernon, Georgia 30445


LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS: The County of Montgomery, Georgia is expecting an event of
Critical Significance; and

WHEREAS: In late 2019, a new and significant outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China; and

WHEREAS: The respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus, known as “COVID-19,” is an infectious virus that can spread from person-to-person and can result in serious illness or death; and

WHEREAS: On March 13, 2020, President Donald Trump declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a national emergency; and

WHEREAS: On March 14, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a public health state of emergency; and

WHEREAS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified the potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 both globally and in the United States, and has advised that the person-to-person spread of COVID-19 will continue to occur globally, including within the United States; and

WHEREAS: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has noted that COVID-19 is proliferating via “community spread,” meaning people have contracted the virus in areas of Georgia as a result of direct or indirect contact with infected persons, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected; and

WHEREAS: Laboratory testing has confirmed more than two hundred eighty cases of COVID-19 in Georgia; and

WHEREAS: After reviewing information from the Centers for Disease Control, the Georgia Department of Public Health and in consultation with Dr. Thomas Craft, Health Director with the South Central Health District in Dublin, Georgia, I have determined a local emergency exists, and that it is necessary and appropriate to take action to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Montgomery County, Georgia and visitors to ensure COVID- 19 remains controlled throughout Montgomery County, Georgia, as provided by Section 12-2 (a) (1) of the Code of Montgomery County, Georgia.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the County of Montgomery declares that a local state of emergency exists.

IT IS HEREBY

ORDERED: That the County of Montgomery Emergency Management Agency activate the county Emergency Operations Plan.

IT IS FURTHER

ORDERED: That leaders of social gatherings such as church services, funerals, family reunions and political events discourage gatherings of ten or more people until this emergency declaration has ended.

IT IS FURTHER

ORDERED: That businesses may continue to operate but are recommended to follow best practices for prevention as provided by the Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.

IT IS FURTHER

ORDERED: That County offices be closed to the public and conduct business with the public by phone, email, fax or mail. If the public has a matter that cannot be handled by phone, email, fax or mail, County offices are authorized to allow public entry by appointment only.

IT IS FURTHER

ORDERED: That the Emergency Management ordinances adopted by the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners be operative.

IT IS FURTHER

ORDERED: That the Local State of Emergency shall terminate on March 31, 2020, at 11:59 P.M., unless it is renewed.

This 20th day of March 2020, at _10__:_19__AM.

_____/s/ Leland Adams__________________
Leland Adams, Chairman
Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

03/19/2020
Donald J. Trump

Donald J. Trump

THANK YOU to our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and EMS who help us defeat the Virus every day. Our proud nation is grateful for the unwavering dedication and sacrifice of our First Responders and their families. TOGETHER we will beat this!

Robins Professional Fire Fighter Public Page
03/17/2020

Robins Professional Fire Fighter Public Page

Thank you from Local F-107!

03/16/2020
Montgomery County Schools

Montgomery County Schools

A word from Superintendent Kight...

Montgomery County Schools will be closed beginning Tuesday, March 17th due to the growing concerns of the Coronavirus. We will evaluate and post each Friday until further notice.
We will be OPEN tomorrow. All schools and buses have been sprayed with disinfectant. We hope this will give parents a little time to make arrangements for child care. If your child takes daily meds, you may pick these up until we know more.

Plan of action:
Monday—-Last day for students until further notice.
Tuesday—-Meal Plan begins
We will deliver food to all bus routes between 11-12:30 each day until further notice. Lunch and next day’s breakfast will be delivered each week day for all students and toddlers 18 and under. Also we will have drive through pickups at both school locations—11-12:30.

If you are concerned regarding school tomorrow, please keep your child home.

Thanks for your support and prayers. We will get through this! Stay tuned for future updates.

03/14/2020

COVID-19 or not. Remember our FIREFIGHTERS, FIRST RESPONDERS, EMTS, COPS, DOCTORS and NURSES are still hard at work. Please keep all of our First Responders in your prayers! Stay safe everyone.

-Isaiah 35:4-14.
“Tell everyone who is discouraged, Be strong and don’t be afraid! God is coming to your rescue…” ❤💙✝️

03/13/2020
Toombs County Board of Education

Toombs County Board of Education

In the wake of the President’s National State of Emergency recently declared this afternoon, and extensive conversations with state and local agencies regarding COVID-19 and the public health emergency it has caused, the Toombs County School System will be closing its operations beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 27th. Again, this is an unprecedented decision to have to make, however, we are dealing with unprecedented events. The decision is difficult and is not taken lightly. However, it is our most important duty to ensure the safety and security of our staff and students in Toombs County and all recommendations to avoid large crowd gatherings by the Governor as well as the State School Superintendent are being followed.

Effective Monday March 16th, all other school activities are suspended for one week. We will make a decision on restarting extracurricular activities by the end of next week.

Stay tuned to our social media outlets and local news media for future updates from the Toombs County School System.

Doug Maybin for Sheriff
03/09/2020

Doug Maybin for Sheriff

The Montgomery County Road Superintendent has recently reported that someone has stolen the Road Closed signs in a couple of locations. If you are caught stealing any of these signs, I will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law. I am asking for our citizens to keep a watchful eye and to call 911 if you see anyone moving or removing these signs.

Besides the crimes that has been committed, the offender will cost the county more TAX dollars to replace these signs. Maybe paying more taxes doesn’t bother the offender but it does bother me and the hard working tax payers of Montgomery County. If someone was to be injured or killed because you have stolen a Road Closed sign, you could be liable for any injuries and/or damages you have caused by removing the warning signs!

OCGA 16-7-22.
Criminal damage to property in the first degree
(a) A person commits the offense of criminal damage to property in the
first degree when he:
(1) Knowingly and without authority interferes with any property in a manner so as to endanger human life; or
(2) Knowingly and without authority and by force or violence interferes with the operation of any system of public communication, public
transportation, sewerage, drainage, water supply, gas, power, or other public utility service or with any constituent property thereof.
(b) A person convicted of the offense of criminal damage to property in
the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one
nor more than ten years.

OCGA 16-8-2 Theft by Taking

A person commits the offense of theft by taking when he unlawfully takes or, being in lawful possession thereof, unlawfully appropriates any property of another with the intention of depriving him of the property,
regardless of the manner in which the property is taken or appropriated.

Happy International women’s day to all!! Especially to this women right here #womenfirefighters #Higgstonfire
03/09/2020

Happy International women’s day to all!! Especially to this women right here #womenfirefighters #Higgstonfire

03/08/2020

Higgston Fire broke the world's record of doing the Turbo Draft Operation. Video will be posted soon. Congratulations Chris McLendon and Jaimey Braddy on yall's achievement!!!

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am Sunday! Don't forget to turn your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturd...
03/08/2020

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am Sunday! Don't forget to turn your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. It's also a good idea to change your smoke detector batteries.

Effective March 5, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp has declared a State of Emergency in 120 Georgia counties due to flooding.
03/05/2020

Effective March 5, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp has declared a State of Emergency in 120 Georgia counties due to flooding.

‼Significant Weather Advisory ‼
03/04/2020

‼Significant Weather Advisory ‼

03/04/2020
Toombs County Board of Education

Toombs County Board of Education

After monitoring the weather and roads and speaking with local EMA as well as the Toombs County Sheriff's Department, the Toombs County School System will be closed for staff and students tomorrow (Thursday March 5th) due to road closures and more expected heavy rainfall that would create a possible safety hazard for our buses and could impede safe transportation to school. We will make a decision regarding school on Friday by tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. We ask that everyone exercise caution if they have to travel the roads tomorrow.

03/04/2020
The Tri-County Connector

The Tri-County Connector

Please be advised that Wheeler, Montgomery, and Treutlen County schools are closed for students tomorrow due to weather and hazardous road conditions. School is also closed for staff in Wheeler and Montgomery. Treutlen staff will report at 9:30 a.m.

03/04/2020
Montgomery County Elementary School

Montgomery County Elementary School

Based on the recommendations of Montgomery County EMA, we will NOT have school tomorrow, March 5th, for students or staff due to road conditions and more inclement weather predicted. We will keep you posted about Friday.

Tips for driving in the rain on this rainy day. Everyone please be safe and drive cautious.
03/04/2020

Tips for driving in the rain on this rainy day. Everyone please be safe and drive cautious.

8:20 pm Update: Wreck is cleared! Road is back open. Everyone please slow down, take your time and pay attention. Wreck ...
03/04/2020

8:20 pm Update: Wreck is cleared! Road is back open. Everyone please slow down, take your time and pay attention.

Wreck on Sawmill road! One lane traffic. Please slow down and drive carefully and watch out for our firefighters.

03/02/2020
Montgomery County Georgia Emergency Management
03/01/2020

Montgomery County Georgia Emergency Management

I know this is not what you want to see but here it is. All of you that live on the river brace yourself for possible flooding again next weekend into next week.

HIGH FIRE DANGER‼
03/01/2020

HIGH FIRE DANGER‼

A Hard Freeze in pink for I-95 and west to a Light Freeze almost to the coast.  Be prepared!
02/21/2020

A Hard Freeze in pink for I-95 and west to a Light Freeze almost to the coast. Be prepared!

Higgston Volunteer Fire Department
02/21/2020

Higgston Volunteer Fire Department

Higgston Fire would like to wish our Fire Chief, a Happy Birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day! Show our Fire Chief some love today 🥳

Higgston Fire would like to wish our Fire Chief, a Happy Birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day! Show our Fire Chief...
02/21/2020

Higgston Fire would like to wish our Fire Chief, a Happy Birthday! We hope you have a wonderful day! Show our Fire Chief some love today 🥳

02/19/2020
Montgomery County Georgia Emergency Management

Montgomery County Georgia Emergency Management

O.k. Montgomery County, here is the latest if you haven't already heard. We are at the point where the flood waters were going down and we were going to end the mandatory evacuation. However, during the night they opened 6 gates at Lake Sinclair because of all the heavy rains they have received and continue to receive. That water along with rain water in our area will cause the river to return to a major flood status once again. Therefore, the local state of emergency will continue until further notice as well as the evacuation order. Keep your umbrella's handy and get ready for a wet Thursday. The weekend should be sunny but rain will return late Sunday and continue for a few days after that. Sorry. I wish had better news. I will keep you posted if anything changes.

02/15/2020

Flood Warning extended until Tuesday afternoon...The Flood Warning continues for The Oconee River near Mount Vernon. Until Tuesday afternoon. At 9PM Friday the stage was 19 feet...and slowly falling. Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast. Flood stage is 16 feet. The river will continue to fall to below flood stage by Tuesday morning. At 19 feet...Minor flooding expands further into the woodlands and pastures upstream and downstream from the gage on U.S. Highway 280. The boat ramp parking lot is flooded out on the Wheeler County side of the river. More homes on Dead River Road in the south part of Montgomery County become surrounded with water. Some flooding inside the structures is possible. Some portions of Dead River Road are covered by at least a foot of water.

02/15/2020

The Flood Warning continues for The Altamaha River At Charlotteville. until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled. At 6:45 PM Friday the stage was 20.2 feet. Moderate flooding is occurring and Moderate flooding is forecast. Flood stage is 13.0 feet. Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 20.5 feet by tomorrow evening then begin falling. Impact...At 20.0 feet...Moderate flooding begins. Significant flooding occurs upstream and downstream from the Highway 221 bridge. Flood waters will be near 4 feet deep on Towns Bluff Lane and flood the concrete slab foundations of the elevated homes. Flooding expands further into Montgomery county with the water 6 to 8 feet deep over large portions of Three Rivers Lane...Altamaha River Road and Ogle Sandbar Road. The parking lot at Towns Bluff Park and portions of Uvalda Landing Road will be flooded.

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Higgston, GA
30410

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James Alday
Hearing from family there in Higgston about how good your department did makes me feel feel so proud. I would like to say Thank you to all Higgston fire members for all your hard work risking you alls life to help others during hurricane Irma. Chief yourself and your department did an excellent job cleaning up the trees in the community . I think personally more of the community needs to come together and do something special for you all . God bless you all . Love all the way from California. Again Thanks so much for taking care of my family in Higgston.