Macon-Bibb Fire Department


Macon-Bibb County Fire Department
1191 First St.
Macon, GA 31201

P: (478) 751-9180

F: (478) 751-9137


Chief Reco Stephens

Training Chief

Macon-Bibb County Fire Department

Responsible for orientation and training of new personnel as well as continuing education and training for line personnel.

Training consist of:

  • New personnel go through 12 weeks of training (480 hours) in which they become certified First Responders and Georgia State certified firefighters.
  • Hands-on training in several rescue techniques, such as: High Angle Rescue, Confined Space, Vehicle Extrication and AED Certification.
  • Coordinate the burning of depilated housing.
  • Conduct Emergency Medical Technical (EMT) training classes.
  • Conduct Defensive Driving in conjunction with Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC)
  • Coordinate activities of the USAR Team (Urban Search & Rescue)
  • Maintain all ISO records.
  • Coordinate Smoke Detector Grants and programs in conjunction with Georgia Division of Public Health.
  • Coordinate community CPR through classes held in conjunction with American Red Cross.


Our Fire Safety Education Program is an instrument in educating all members of our community in the importance of fire safety. Our Fire Safety Officer is responsible for programs in the community such
as: Smoke Detector and Community Education Program which includes visiting local Personal Care Homes, Nursing Homes and Housing Authority residents to teach and promote fire safety.


The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department provides full-time, paid, professional fire protection and educational services for the City of Macon and Bibb County. This department has earned the rating of “Class 1” in the City of Macon and a“Class 3” rating in Bibb County by the Insurance Services Organization (I.S.O.). There are less than 50 fire departments with this rating in the nation. This rating allows for very low homeowner insurance premiums for city and county residents.


This department is earnestly working with public and private partnerships to raise funds to purchase Thermal Imaging Cameras. This device is the latest in search and rescue technology and has saved hundreds of lives since implemented in the fire service.