Valdosta Battle of the Badges happening July 28

Release: As a reminder our Fire and Police Departments are hosting a blood-drive through the Red Cross. The Battle of the Badges Blood-Drive is next Wednesday, July 28. It will be held between 10 am…

Madison County fire declared an act of Arson

Release: Danielsville Fire Ruled Arson Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced recently that a Madison County fire has been ruled an act of Arson. The owner reported the fire to authorities on…

Evans County man arrested for 1st degree arson

Release: Man Arrested in Connection with Evans Fire Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced recently that John Kelly Dickerson, 39, was arrested for Arson in the 1st Degree. The arrest stemmed from…

GA youth arrested for three counts of arson

Release: Youth Arrested for Three Counts of Arson ATLANTA – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced recently that an 11-year-old male is in custody after being suspected of committing three acts of arson.…

VFD partners with Orlando for RIT Operations training

Release: Valdosta Fire Department Hosts Rapid Intervention Operations Training with Orlando Fire Department Lieutenant Bassel Ibrahim On Wednesday, June 30, the Valdosta Fire Department hosted a Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) Operations Training at the Lowndes…

VPD and VFD announce their 2021 Battle of…

VALDOSTA, Ga.— The Valdosta Fire Department and the Valdosta Police Department get ready to host their annual Battle of the Badges on July 28, 2021. This is an inter-departmental competition in cooperation with the American…

VFD receives new SCBA gear and monitoring systems

Release: SPLOST Funds Purchase of New Valdosta Fire Department Airpacks to Improve Accountability and Safety of Firefighters The Valdosta Fire Department recently received its first phase of new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units. The SCBAs…