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Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services Celebrates 40 years

Gwinnett County, GA --  (submitted by Gwinnett Communications)  The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services is celebrating its 40th anniversary of saving lives and protecting property. 

The department formed in January 1971 and responded to its first emergency call on March 30, 1971, at 10:15am from its Norcross fire station. Since that time, the department has evolved to become a premier fire and emergency medical services provider. "The citizens of Gwinnett County are served by some of the most highly skilled and dedicated fire and emergency medical professionals anywhere in the country," said Gwinnett Fire Chief Bill Myers.

Today, the department is the largest fire protection district in the state of Georgia, covers an area of 437 square miles, and protects a population of more than 800,000 people. Over the years the department has expanded its services to include hazardous materials response, swiftwater rescue, and technical rescue.

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