Training Division

Training Division photo Danny Speaks, Deputy Chief

170 Dawson Forest Road West
Dawsonville, GA 30534


Phone: (706) 974-1016
Fax: (706) 216-4359

Contact by email

The Training Center, located at Fire Station 7, is a modern facility with classrooms and office space for the training staff, burn building/ training tower, Firefighter safety and survival structure, flammable liquids and pressurized container training, along with a drafting pit.

Division Chief of Operations Danny Speaks coordinates all instruction for DCFES personnel in the areas of fire suppression, basic and advanced emergency medical care, technical rescue, and hazardous materials. All training is delivered from an "all hazards" approach.

The training division is charged with ensuring that our Firefighters / EMTs and Paramedics are not only trained to do their jobs properly, but trained in compliance with all local, state, and national requirements, including Georgia State Requirements, National Professional Qualification (NPQ), National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT), Insurance Services Office, Driver's License, NIMS compliance, promotional requirements, and more.

Each year personnel complete thousands of hours of training to ensure that skills are maintained and improved. All training is provided by the department, as well as through regionally delivered classes, and through the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Community Training

First Aid, CPR, and Fire Extinguisher training classes are provided by the Prevention Division. Click here to go to the Prevention Division.

Junior Fire Academy

Dawson County Emergency Services is proud to offer an annual Junior Fire Academy to all Dawson County Middle School students; including upcoming 6th graders - 9th graders.  

This week-long program allows the students to experinece the life of a Dawson County Firefighter. Participants will receive supervised training in CPR/Medical Aid, Firefighting, Search and Rescue proceedures and more!  The training is hands-on, educational, and fun. Nothing completes a day at camp like participating in cooling water challenges!

Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., with lunch and snacks provided. On Friday, class begins at 9:00 a.m., with graduation at 10:30AM.

Junior Fire Academy 2017:
Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9, 2017.
For more information, download the Junior Fire Academy 2017 Informaton Flyer.
To register your child for the 2017 Junior Fire Academy, download the Junior Fire Academy 2017 Application Form.