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Douglas County Board approves Fire Deptartment's QRV purchase

Andrew Alvarez

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ATLANTA, GA — The Douglas County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the acquisition of four paramedic Quick Response Vehicles or QRVs by the Douglas County Fire Department

The board made the decision in order to strengthen the public safety actions by the department for all Douglas County’s residents.

The vote took place during the Board of Commissioners’ legislative virtual meeting on Tuesday night.

Roderick Jolivette, the Douglas County Fire Chief, stated, “The Board of Commissioners’ approval of four Quick Response Vehicles is a two-fold gain for the citizens. It reduces our response times and will improve our budget costs and will also improve our public protection classification rating.”

He is convinced that the Board of Commissioners’ approval of a proposed amendment to the EMS response plan, including the four paramedic Quick Response Vehicles, will significantly support the department's emergency services and assist the residents in the future.

The department will acquire the four Quick Response Vehicles with the help of 2016 SPLOST funding.

The Douglas County Fire Department was created from the volunteer Fire Districts of Lithia Springs, Bill Arp, Winston and Fairplay in 1975. The department serves Lithia Springs, the City of Villa Rica, the City of Douglasville and the City of Austell.

The department consists of ten stations strategically located throughout Douglas County, which operates ten engine companies, seven Advanced Life Support Ambulances, two ladder companies, one Heavy Rescue Squad. They have over 150 employees who work a 24-hour-on, 48-hour-off rotation.

All Douglas County firefighters are certified by the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council.

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