2014-2015 Board of Directors

Tim Blanco
Charles Teel
Clinton Crosby
Thomas Harris
Peter Schenk
Thomas Mahoney
Clinton Crosby
Clay Cheshire
Karen Owens
Penne Allison
Robert Egan
Samuel McTeer
Tate Shiver
Lloyd Hodges
Donald Amerson
Sidney Strickland
Thomas Andrews

Annual Awards

Congratulations to this year's award winners!

American Legion Post 135 EMT of the Year:

Firefighter/Paramedic Brandon Doering

Exchange Club of Savannah Rookie Firefighter of the Year:

Firefighter/EMT Matthew Emison

Exchange Club of Savannah Paramedic of the Year:

Firefighter/Paramedic Sgt. Matt Yoder

Exchange Club of Savannah Vol. Firefighter of the Year:

Firefighter Randall Wayne Smith, Jr.

Meet the Chiefs:

Chief Bengie Cowart »
Chief of Operations
Asst. Chief Wayne Noha »
Fire Services
Asst. Chief Gary Jarriel »
Security Services
 Batt. Chief Tim Genest »
EMS Services


Artwork Calendar Contest

Area first graders have submitted artwork to compete for a coveted position

in next year's Southside Fire/EMS/Security Calendar! 14 talented artists' work

will be featured in the 2015 calendar along with photographs of their

classes with the firefighters, medics, and security professionals of SSFD.

Look for this exciting calendar

coming in time for Christmas!!!!


Pay your bill Online!

We have started accepting online payments to make it easier than ever to pay your bill! Fast and convenient!

Click here to pay your bill online!

Apply online Today!

We are now hiring! We are also accepting online applications now making it easier than ever!

Click to see our open positions and apply online today!


It is the mission of SSFD to provide the highest level of emergency service to protect our community and sustain their well being, to support our personnel, and to exceed the expectations of our subscribers and patrons.

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Did You Know:  A fire hose can actually break down a weak brick wall!

Committed to our Community

Our job is not only to respond to emergencies, but to see to the overall health and wellness of our community. That’s why we emphasize community education through Community Training Workshops as well as community resources like our smoke alarm program and free blood pressure check.

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Did You Know:  A fire hose can actually break down a weak brick wall!

Helping those in Need

SSFD is dedicated to organizing resources and fundraising opportunities to see that those in need are taken care of.  This year, SSFD donated $50,000 to the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation to provide assistance to burn victims and their families.

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Become a Volunteer

Becoming a volunteer firefighter is an experience that is rewarded with both honor and valor.  When you join the Southside team you not only become part of a time-honored camaraderie, but, more importantly, you take an active role in protecting the safety of your community, family and friends.

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We understand Family

Our firefighters and EMS personnel understand family and they work fiercely to protect your family as they would their own.  On every call, at every emergency, they arrive on scene with a commitment to ensure the safety of those you love.

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