The Georgia Department of Corrections operates 19 fire stations in State facilities while 6 county prisons operate fire stations within their facilities. One Rake Crew (Wildfire Team) who assists the Georgia Forestry Commission with wildfires in the North Georgia Mountains. At full staffing over 220 offenders are assigned to the offender firefighter program.
The Georgia legislature amended Title 25 OCGA in order to permit former offenders to be hired and certified as career firefighters. Offenders in the program receive training in hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, and structural fire control. GDC fire stations service portable fire extinguishers for all facilities.
GDC fire stations respond to over 3000 calls annually in communities across the state. They also assist other State Agencies in natural disasters and declared emergencies.