Public Safety Operations and Training Center: Photos

Members of the local media got a chance to see the new Public Safety Operations and Training Center on Friday. (Click on photos to see larger versions.) The Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown Fire Department Administration move to the new Public Safety Operations and Training Center on Monday, February 2. The center is located at 3500 DB Wood Road next to Fire Station 5.…

Public Safety Operations and Training Center Move-in Feb. 2

The Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown Fire Department Administration move to the new Public Safety Operations and Training Center on February 2. The center is located at 3500 DB Wood Road next to Fire Station 5. The new facility is the home for the Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown Fire Department Administration. Police Department offices, including Code Enforcement, as well as Fire Department Administrative offices, including Fire and Life Safety and Fire Plans Review, will move to the new facility.…

Operation Warm Aims to Buy Coats for Local Kids

With the holidays around the corner and colder winter days ahead, not every child in Georgetown has a winter coat to stay warm. Georgetown firefighters have initiated Operation Warm to help ensure that every child in Georgetown has a warm coat to wear. The Georgetown Fire Department and the Georgetown Association of Professional Fire Fighters are sponsoring Operation Warm, which is an effort to provide coats for local children who need them.…

Fire Dept Holds Hunt to Find AEDs in Georgetown

The Georgetown Fire Department is sponsoring an Easter in October AED Hunt to encourage residents to locate Automated External Defibrillators in the community. An AED is a device that delivers an electric shock to restart the beating heart of a person with sudden cardiac arrest. Help the Georgetown Fire Department find AEDs in Georgetown area in businesses, public buildings, and churches so that emergency responders will know where AEDs are located in times of emergency.…

Georgetown Fire Department is Hiring Paramedics and Firefighters

Our Department is growing and so can you…consider joining the Georgetown Fire Department and take your career to the next level. Ask yourself a few questions… Are you a paramedic or firefighter who loves to help others? Do you have a passion for learning, teaching and serving? Do you want to be part of a culturally sound organization? If you answered “yes” to the above, please consider joining our family!…

Memorial Stair Climb on 9/11 in Georgetown

Georgetown firefighters and police officers will participate in a memorial stair climb at Georgetown ISD football stadium on Thursday, September 11. The climb is done each year as a tribute to first responders who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. Participants will climb the equivalent of 110 stories—the height of the World Trade Center towers in New York City. The event begins at 8 a.m.…

Firefighters and Paramedics Help Deliver Baby

A woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy in the Williamson County Justice Center last week with the help of some Georgetown firefighters and paramedics from Williamson County EMS. There was no time to get to the hospital first, so after a very short labor, firefighters and paramedics delivered the baby in a women’s restroom at the County court building on MLK, Jr.…

Fire Department Promotes 19 Firefighters

The Georgetown Fire Department promoted 19 firefighters on Friday in a ceremony at Fire Station 5. Those promoted moved into a range of positions including firefighter, driver engineer, lieutenant, captain, battalion chief, and assistant chief. Fire Chief John Sullivan and Assistant Chief Clay Shell conducted the ceremony. Jeff Davis was promoted from battalion chief to assistant chief. Hank Jones and Craig Krienke were promoted from captain to battalion chief.…

Fire and Police Depts Recognize Citizen Responders

Two citizen responders were recently recognized for their actions that may have helped saved a life after a vehicle collision earlier this year. Billy Ayers, Jr. and his father Billy Ayers were honored at the Georgetown City Council meeting last Tuesday. The Ayers’ actions in responding to an incident during an ice storm were commended by the Georgetown Fire Department and the Georgetown Police Department.…

CPR by Daughter Key for Cardiac Survivor

Georgetown Fire Chief John Sullivan recently honored a local woman after her daughter and Georgetown firefighters saved her life in the minutes after she experienced a heart attack. Chief Sullivan told the story of Sharon Turner at a City Council meeting earlier this month. “Back in December, she was at her home and she succumbed to a serious cardiac event and went into cardiac arrest,” said Sullivan.…