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DeKalb County Department of Fire & Rescue Services Reviews

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  1. "Good for the Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver/Operator in Stone Mountain, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DeKalb County Department of Fire & Rescue Services full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Dekalb County Fire Department is a great place for anyone who wants to do the Job of a Firefighter. The department is very busy and it is an aggressive firefighting department. The caliber of firefighter here is very high.

    Cons

    Like any government job, the management could be a lot better. We do not make the most money in the Metro Atlanta area, even though we are very busy. The county in a whole is getting better but still isn't where it should be. Things are looking up, but for now the fire department is not a priority for the leaders of the county.

    DeKalb County Department of Fire & Rescue Services2018-01-15
  2. "Fire captain"

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      Current Employee - Captain in North DeKalb, GA

      I have been working at DeKalb County Department of Fire & Rescue Services

      Pros

      The experience you gain,and your colleagues

      Cons

      No pay increase,increasing health care cost, unable to time off

      Advice to Management

      Pay us,

      DeKalb County Department of Fire & Rescue Services2016-12-11
    • "training grounds"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at DeKalb County Department of Fire & Rescue Services full-time

      Pros

      fast pace good training lots of action

      Cons

      long hours low bring home pay

      Advice to Management

      none

      DeKalb County Department of Fire & Rescue Services2015-11-18
    • "Growing Pains"

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Firefighter II in Clarkston, GA
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      Positive Outlook

      I worked at DeKalb County Department of Fire & Rescue Services full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Great people to work with, management is always scared of the next guy above.

      Cons

      A lot of growing pains around the time that EMS was absorbed by the fire department. This contributed to a lot of infighting and politics.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to the guys that are actually doing the job on a daily basis when you take sweeping directives from upper management.

      DeKalb County Department of Fire & Rescue Services2014-03-28
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