Mission, Values & Patch
Arson Tip Hotline (Georgia): 1-800-282-5804
12000 Findley Road, Suite 380, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Fire Stations open 24/7)
To provide the highest level of life safety and fire protection services to safeguard the lives, property and environment of our community; understanding we can only do so by having courage, honor and commitment to our profession, believing that being a Firefighter is not a job but a Duty.
To maintain the long-standing tradition and history of the fire service while developing and delivering the highest quality of life safety and fire protection services. We will do this by focusing on professional development and training of our personnel and by maintaining a high level of readiness.
Courage: We will maintain courageous calm while understanding dangers are real — but our mission is critical.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
Honor: We will acknowledge our responsibilities as public servants and our obligations to each other. We will work with honesty, fairness and integrity.
"A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of honor."
Commitment: We pledge our commitment to our profession, providing life safety and fire protection services, partnering with our community and each other to safeguard the City of Johns Creek.
"Commitment comes from within and when it is shown it shall inspire others to do great."
Sir Matthew Jupp
Duty: We recognize and acknowledge our moral obligation to serve this community and to perform the challenging tasks of our profession.
"Being a Firefighter is not just a job – IT IS A DUTY!"
Jay Rollins, JCFD Training Chief
The Johns Creek Fire Department patch is more than just an emblem. Its design symbolizes the long-standing history and tradition of fire service and the new Johns Creek Fire Department. It is proudly worn by the Johns Creek Firefighters.
American & Georgia flags: In the upper portion of the patch lie the American flag and the Georgia state flag, representing the pride and patriotism of Johns Creek firefighters who proudly serve this community.
Maltese Cross: The Maltese Cross is known around the world as a symbol of fire service. It is named after the island of Malta which came to be the home of the Knights of Saint John, who chose the Maltese Cross (Cross of Calvary) as their symbol. During the Crusades the Knights enemies commonly used fire as a weapon, and it was common for a Knight to risk his own life under heavy fire conditions to save the life of another Knight. Hence the Maltese Cross is a fitting symbol of modern fire service.
Hook & Ladder: To the left of the cross is a pike pole and ladder, sometimes called a hook and ladder. The historic hook and ladder tools have been used for hundreds of years in fire service.
Bugle: To the right of the cross is a bugle or trumpet. Bugles, which date back to the mid-1700's, were used by fire officers to give command instructions during a fire call.
Black background: The black background represents remembrance of firefighters who died in the line of duty.
We welcome you to visit a Johns Creek fire station and see how these symbolic virtues are embodied in the men and women of the JCFD.