Griffith Fire Department

Serving since 1951

Our Board Chairman and friend, Robert ‘Bob’ Emmons, passed away on the morning of the 14th day of January 2018 after a long battle with cancer. A lifelong firefighter full of great stories of the old days in New Jersey, his presence will be sorely missed. Please keep Bob’s family as well as his Griffith family in your thoughts and prayers today. We’ll miss you, Bob. Rest In Peace.

The Griffith Vol. Fire Dept proudly serves the southern section of Forsyth county and the northern section of Davidson county. We have  dedicated volunteers and paid personnel  who have been highly trained to provide emergent services to our community at a moments notice averaging 600+ calls per year.

Our station houses 2 Fire Engines, A Brush Truck, A Quick Response vehicle for medical calls, and a all-terrain vehicle (ATV)  for off - road emergencies. All of which are checked daily for operational readiness. 

Our organization is governed by a board of directors composed of citizens , business individuals ,  and firefighters, present and retired. The board elects a Chief  that has been voted for by department personnel. The Fire Chief runs the daily operations of  the department. The chief elects leaders or Officers of the department such as Assistant Chiefs, Captains, Lieutenants, and Engineers  entrusting these individuals with unique responsibilities.

Each day you may find any number of individuals working diligently checking equipment and truck operations to ensure they are ready for action. Personnel gather at the station at least once a week to enhance their skills and learn the most up to date techniques to provide excellent service when the department is called to aid the public.

Through certification classes offered by local community colleges department personnel are able to become certified by the N.C. Office of State Fire Marshal  (OSFM) and the N.C. Office of Emergency Services (OEMS)  as Firefighters , Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT)  , Hazmat operations responders, and  numerous other professional designations.  Among these, the department has several individuals who have went above and beyond obtaining associate or bachelor degrees from universities across the nation.

Upholding the mission of the fire service we at Griffith Fire Department are dedicated to life safety and property conservation , failure is NOT an option.  Proudly serving our community since 1951! 

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners ! 

Pictured Left to right

Jeremy Smith- Firefighter of the year

Andrew Berry- Cadet of the year

Jacob Smith- Cadet of the year

Cesar Munoz- Rookie of the year

Shelly Pickard - 10 years service (Not Pictured)

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