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Hahira Fire Department

Chief Dwight Bennett (Bio)
102 N Owens Street
Hahira, Georgia 31632
Emergency Calls: 911
Business Calls: (229) 794-2830
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Mission Statement
The preservation of life and property through dedicated and professional service.

Scope and Intent
The Hahira Fire Department provides 24-hour staffing, utilizing 7 full-time and 6 part-time firefighters and officers. This allows us to provide professional fire protection and educational services for the City of Hahira. This has helped the city earn a Class 3 Rating by the Insurance Services Organization. This low rating allows for very low homeowner and business insurance premiums for everyone in the City of Hahira.

The Fire Department is committed to serving its citizens and visitors. This is accomplished through a dedicated staff that continually analyzes our operational status to ensure it meets the current needs of our citizens. 

 

Contact Us

Hahira City Hall

102 S Church Street
Hahira, Georgia 31632
Phone: (229) 794-2330  
Fax: (229) 794-9310
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Hahira Police Department

815 Tillman Street
Hahira, Georgia 31632
Emergency Calls: 911
Business Calls: (229) 794-2440
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About Hahira

The City government consist of a Mayor and four Council Members. The Mayor is elected at large and Council Members are elected by districts. Elected officials serve four year terms and elections are held every two years. Other staff members are a City Manager, Administrative Clerk, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Public Works Director.

Hahira is the northern gateway into Lowndes County, which is one of the fastest growing counties in Georgia, and located only 11 miles north of Valdosta, the county seat, and a regional trade center. Valdosta is experiencing unprecedented industrial, residential, and commercial growth and has a positive impact on Hahira. As Valdosta expands, residential growth will move towards Hahira.  As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,626.  Currently due to residential and downtown business growth that figure is estimated to be near 2,500.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of  2.3 mi². Of that area, 2.2 mi² is land and 0.1 mi² is water.

In Hahira, there is good affordable housing, an excellent school system, a low crime rate, and "easy-going" way of life.  People still stop one another on the streets to talk or gather at the local cafe to discuss everything from world politics to high school football.  Hahira contains a charm and character that sets it apart from other towns and gives it its own identity. Part of this charm comes from its historic resources. Downtown Hahira still retains most of its original architecture, including the Stanfil Building, Norfolk Southern Railroad Caboose, City Cafe, old Smith Hospital building, Court House, Gold Leaf Hotel, turn of the century Churches and of course City Hall.  

Most all the daily needs of residents are within a short distance of one another. People are able to walk or ride their golf carts around town to shop for food, gifts, clothing, and do their banking. Within the city limits, there are six city maintained parks and one park maintained by Valdosta Lowndes Park & Recreation Authority.  City services include police, fire, water, sewer, sanitation, and much more.  The police and fire departments provide 24 hour protection, have state-of-the-art modern equipment, and work closely with all county, state, and federal agencies. Through the Public Works Department, Hahira strives to provide a community that is clean, safe, well-lighted streets, and dependable utility services.  The city's entire water and sewer system includes three water storage tanks with a total capacity of 425,000 gallons.  The wastewater treatment facility is capable of treating up to 400,000 gallons per day and uses a state of the art Created Wetlands and a land application system where treated wastewater is applied directly to approximately 60 acres of agricultural land by irrigation methods, thus allowing the living filter of soil and growing vegetation to continue the treatment process and provide nutrients to the ground.

Since 1991, Hahira has been designated a "Tree City USA" and has a city wide beautification program. In 2001, Hahira became one of 50 small towns in Georgia to be awarded the Better Hometown Designation by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.

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The City government consist of a Mayor and four Council Members. The Mayor is elected at large and Council Members are elected by districts. Elected officials serve four year terms and elections are held every two years. Other staff members are a City Manager, Administrative Clerk, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Public Works Director.

 

Hahira has a great quality of life. Citizens have access to a historical downtown where they can shop or work. All the daily needs of residents are within walking distance of one another. People are able to walk from their homes to the downtown and shop for food, gifts, clothing, and do their banking. They can also walk to one of the five city maintained parks located throughout the city.    City services provided, are police and fire protection, paved city streets, water, sewer and sanitation. The police and fire departments provide 24 hour protection to businesses and homes. Both departments have state-of-the-art, modern equipment. and work closely with all county, state, and federal law and fire prevention agencies. Through its street and sanitation departments, Hahira strives to provide clean safe, well-lighted streets and dependable garbage and trash collection. The city's entire water and sewer system includes three water storage tanks with a total capacity of 425,000 gallons.  The waste-water treatment facility is capable of treating up to 400,000 gallons per day and uses a state of the art Created Wetlands and a land application system where treated wastewater is applied directly to approximately sixty acres of agricultural land by irrigation methods, thus allowing the living filter of soil and growing vegetation to continue the treatment process and provide nutrients to the ground.

Events

2022 Upcoming Events

Farmers Market (May 21, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (May 28, 2022)
Farmers Market (June 4, 2022)
Music & Art on Main:  South Georgia Pride (June 4, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (June 11, 2022)
Farmers Market (June 18, 2022)
Farmers Market and Friends of the Farmer (June 25, 2022)
Independence Day Celebration (July 2, 2022)
Farmers Market (July 9, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (July 16, 2022)
Farmers Market (July 23, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (July 30, 2022)
Farmers Market ( August 6, 2022)
Back to School Supply Drive (August 6, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (September 10, 2022)
Farmers Market (September 17, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (September 24, 2022)
Farmers Market (October 8, 2022)
Faith & Blue (October 8, 2022)
Witches Night Out (October 14, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (October 15, 2022)
Farmers Market (October 22, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (October 29, 2022)
Paint A Pumpkin With A Police Officer (October 29, 2022)
Trunk or Treat with Just Jeeps Jeepin' (October 29, 2022)
Farmers Market (November 6, 2022)
Holiday Open House (November 6, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (November 12, 2022)
Farmers Market (November 19, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (November 26, 2022)
Small Business Saturday (November 26, 2022)
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting (December 8, 2022)
Mayor's Motorcade (December 9, 2022)
Merry Main Street Christmas Festival (December 10, 2022)
Merry Main Street Christmas Parade (December 10, 2022)
Movie at the Square (December 10, 2022)
Parade of Trees (December 1 - 31, 2022)

2022 Past Events

Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (May 14, 2022)
Grace Wins 5K (May 14, 2022)
1st Annual Blue Jean Ball (May 6th & May 7th, 2022)
Yoga on the Lawn (May 7th, 2022)
Hahira Cloggers (May 7th, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (April 30, 2022)
Georgia Cities Week (April 24th-April 30th, 2022)
Community Clean Up (April 30th, 2022)
Ukulele Class (April 25, 2022 - Cancelled)
Girls on the Run 5K (April 23rd, 2022)
Ukulele Class (April 18, 2022-Cancelled)
Capture Hahira Photography Contest ( April 11-15, 2022)
Spring Downtown (April 16, 2022)
Kids Easter Paint Party (April 16, 2022)
Ukulele Class (April 4, 2022 - Cancelled)
Ukulele Class (April 11, 2022- Cancelled)
Ukulele Class (March 28, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer ( March 26, 2022)
Ukulele Class (March 21, 2022)
The Great Hahira Pick In (March 19, 2022)
Ukulele Class (March 14, 2022)
Yoga on the Lawn (March 12, 2022 - Cancelled)
Ukulele Class (March 7, 2022)
Yoga on the Lawn (February 26, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (February 26, 2022)
2nd Annual Chili Cook Off (February 26, 2022)
SGCCC Cruise In (February 26, 2022)
1st Annual Father & Daughter Dance (February 11-12, 2022)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (January 29, 2022- Cancelled)

2021 Past Events

Parade of Trees (December 9 - 31, 2021)
Crafts With Santa (December 11, 2021)
Merry Main Street Christmas Festival (December 11, 2021)
Merry Main Street Christmas Parade (December 11, 2021)
Movie in the Square (December 11, 2021)
Christmas Tree Lighting (December 9, 2021)
Small Business Saturday (November 27, 2021)
Christmas Paint Party (November 20, 2021)
Yoga on the Lawn (November 20, 2021)
Farmers Market (November 20, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (November 13, 2021)
Farmers Market (November 6, 2021- Cancelled)
Holland Holloway Fundraiser (November 6, 2021)
Holiday Open House (November 7, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (October 30, 2021)
Trunk or Treat with Just Jeeps Jeepin (October 30, 2021)
Paint A Pumpkin with a Police Officer (October 30, 2021)
Farmers Market (October 23, 2021)
Yoga on the Lawn (October 23, 2021)
Witches Night Out (October 15, 2021)
Amnesty Day (October 16, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (October 16, 2021)
Kids Halloween Paint Party (October 16, 2021)
Georgia Cities Week (October 3 - 9, 2021)
Farmers Market (October 9, 2021)
Faith & Blue (October 9, 2021)
Capture Hahira Photo Contest (September 13 - October 5, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (September 25, 2021)
Farmers Market (September 18, 2021)
Fall Community Clean Up (September 18, 2021)
Yoga on the Lawn (September 18, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (September 11, 2021)
Military & First Responder Apprecation (September 11, 2021)
Interchangeable Sign Paint Party (September 11, 2021)
Farmers Market & Back To School Supply Drive (August 7, 2021)
South Georgia Car Club Cruise In (August 7, 2021)
Sidewalk Sale ( August 7, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (July 31, 2021)
Farmers Market (July 24, 2021)
Farmers Market (July 17, 2021)
Farmers Market (July 10, 2021)
Independence Day Celebration (July 3, 2021)
Pie Bake Off Contest (July 3, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (June 26, 2021)
Farmers Market (June 19, 2021)
Sweet Southern Signs Paint Party (June 19, 2021)
Couples Two Step Class (June 19, 2021)
Farmers Market (June 12, 2021)
Yoga on the Lawn (June 12, 2021)
Farmers Market (June 5, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (May 29, 2021)
South Georgia Classic Car Club Cruise In (May 29, 2021)
Couples Two Step Class (May 29, 2021- cancelled)
Farmers Market (May 22, 2021)
Farmers Market (May 15, 2021)
Yoga on the Lawn (May 15, 2021)
Farmers Market (May 8, 2021)
Tiered Tray Paint Party (May 1, 2021)
Farmers Market (May 1, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (April 24, 2021)
Couples Two Step Class (April 24, 2021-Cancelled)
Yoga on the Lawn (April 24, 2021-Cancelled)
Community Clean Up Day (April 24, 2021)
LHS Choirs' Concert (April 22, 2021)
Hahira Middle School Band Spring Concert (April 20, 2021)
Hahira Elementary School Spring Concert (April 19, 2021)
Spring Downtown (April 3, 2021)
Kid's Paint Party (April 3, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (March 27, 2021)
Spring Paint Party (March 27, 2021)
Yoga on the Lawn (March 27, 2021)
Couples Two Step Class (March 20, 2021)
Sidewalk Sale (March 20, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (February 27, 2021)
Chili Cook-Off (February 27, 2021)
Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (January 30, 2021)
Couples Two Step Class (January 30, 2021)

2020 Events

  • Third Thursday/ Downtown Sip & Shop (December 17, 2020)

  • Sunset Yoga (December 19, 2020)

  • Merry Main Street Market (December 12, 2020)

  • Crafts With Santa (December 12, 2020)

  • Christmas Parade (December 12, 2020)
  • Movie at the Depot (December 12, 2020)
  • Christmas Tree Lighting (December 10, 2020)
  • Mayor's Motorcade (December 11, 2020)
  • Elijah Ride Reunion Concert (December 4, 2020)
  • Small Business Saturday/ Farmers Market (November 28, 2020)
  • Sunset Yoga (November 28, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (November 21, 2020)
  • Book Social (November 20, 2020)
  • Outdoor Movie Night at North Lowndes Park (November 20, 2020
  • Third Thursday (November 19, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (November 14, 2020)
  • 5th Annual Holland Holloway Fund (November 14, 2020
  • Holiday Open House (November 8, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (November 7, 2020)
  • Couples Two-Step Class (November 7, 2020)
  • Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (October 31, 2020)
  • Storytime at The Depot (October 31, 2020)
  • Paint a Pumpking with a Police Officer (October 31, 2020)
  • 11 Variation on Friar John's Failure (October 30, 2020)
  • Outdoor Movie at North Lowndes Park (October 24, 2020) Cancelled due to weather
  • Farmers Market (October 24, 2020)
  • Amnesty Day (October 24, 2020)
  • October Book Social (October 23, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (October 17, 2020)
  • Halloween Paint Party for Kids (October 17, 2020)
  • Third Thursday (October 15, 2020)
  • Georgia Cities Week (October 4-10, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (October 10, 2020)
  • Couples Two- Step Class (October 10, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (October 3, 2020)
  • Movie Night (October 3, 2020)
  • Farmers Market & Friends of the Farmer (September 26, 2020)
  • Story Time at The Depot (September 26, 2020)
  • Book Club Meeting (September 25, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (September 19, 2020)
  • Fall Community Clean Up Day (September 19, 2020)
  • Couples Two Step Classes (September 19, 2020)
  • Third Thursday (September 17, 2020) Cancelled due to weather
  • Farmers Market (September 12, 2020)
  • Fall Paint Party (September 12, 2020)
  • Book Club Meeting ( August 21st, 2020)
  • Farmers Market  (August 15, 2020)
  • Farmers Market  (August 8, 2020)
  • Back To School Supply Drive ( August 8, 2020)
  • Back To School Sidewalk Sale ( August 1, 2020)
  • Farmers Market  (August 1, 2020)
  • Farmers Market  (July 25, 2020) 
  • Farmers Market (July 18, 2020)
  • Meet the Author (July 17, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (July 11, 2020)
  • Summer Paint Party ( Cancelled July 11, 2020)
  • Independence Day Celebration (Cancelled June 27, 2020)
  • Meeting Needs Service Project (June 27, 2020
  • Farmers Market (June 27, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (June 20, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (June 13, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (June 6, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (May 30, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (May 23, 2020)
  • Farmers Market ( May 16, 2020)
  • Farmers Market (May 9, 2020)
  • Seniors Art Class (Cancelled March 19, 2020)
  • Protecting Houses of Worship (Cancelled March 18, 2020)
  • Arbor Day Celebration (March 12, 2020)
  • Seniors Art Class (February 20, 2020)
  • Make a Candle (February 8, 2020)
  • Pop-Up Farmers Market (February 8, 2020)
  • Seniors Art Class (January 23, 2020)

2019 Events

2018 Events

For more information, please contact Jennifer Price, Main Street Director, at 229-794-2330.