About Us

About the Department
The Savannah Fire Department is steeped in history dating back to the City’s first organized fire company in 1759. It is the first fully-mechanized fire department in the United States. 

Chief Derik Minard, the Department’s 35th fire chief, took over in 2019. He leads a, ISO Class I fire department of more than 300 full-time, professional firefighters.

Fire Chief Derik Minard

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