Clay County Fire and Rescue became an entity on July 25th, 1985 when the Hayesville Fire Department and Clay County Rescue Squad made the decision to bring their agencies together in efforts to better serve the members of our community. In 1991, Clay County Fire and Rescue was able to petition the county and the citizens to agree on a fire tax to help better support the departments. Since then, Clay County Fire and Rescue has grown to a fleet of 13 pieces of apparatus. That apparatus consists of 4 engines, 3 tenders, 2 utility vehicles that are equipped to handle medical calls at an advanced level of care. The department also has 2 rescue trucks, and two multi-service trucks. Clay County Fire and Rescue has four stations. These stations are located in Tusquittee, Fires Creek, and Elf, with the main station being located in the town of Hayesville. Clay County Fire and Rescue hired four full time personnel in 2018 that work 24 hour shifts, and are off for 72 hours. This gives a dedicated response 24 hours a day. Although the paid staff ensure call response, the heart and soul of the department still lies within the volunteers who sacrifice so much to help their neighbor in times of need without expecting anything in return. Clay County Fire and Rescue looks forward to many years of improving our skills to better serve the citizens of Clay County.





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