Recognition Day

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2017
11th ANNUAL FIRE SERVICE LEGISLATIVE APPRECIATION DINNER 5 p.m.

A barbecue dinner will be catered by the Vienna Fire Department. This event is jointly sponsored by the Georgia State Firefighters Association, Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, and Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation with additional support from the Georgia Fire Inspectors Association, Central Georgia Fire Chiefs Association, Southwest Georgia Fire Chiefs Association and the Northwest Georgia Fire Chiefs Association.

Location:
Atlanta Freight Depot
65 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive, S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30334

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
45th ANNUAL FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNITION DAY

Set by law for the first Tuesday in February, Tuesday, February 7, 2017, will mark the 45th Annual Firefighters Recognition Day held at the State Capitol to recognize and pay tribute to our firefighting community. Below is an outline of the day’s schedule:

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Deputizing of Local Fire Marshals

State Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens will host a continental breakfast for firefighters. Local fire marshals will also be deputized during this time.

Location:
State Fire Marshal’s Office
2 Martln Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA  30334

For driving and parking directions, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

9:45 a.m. – 45th Annual Firefighters Recognition Day Ceremonies

The ceremonies will officially be called to order at 10:00 a.m. During the ceremonies Georgia state elected officials will acknowledge and applaud contributions made by all fire service personnel in Georgia, and also recognize and present commendations to award recipients of the Georgia State Firefighters Association, Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs, and Georgia Fire Inspectors Association.

Location:
2nd Floor, South Wing 
State Capitol Building
206 Washington St SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

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11:30 a.m. – Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation Luncheon

A luncheon sponsored by the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation will follow the Capitol ceremonies, and will be held at the Georgia State Student Center on Courtland Street. For further information on the luncheon contact the GFBF at 404-320-6223, or visit their website at www.gfbf.org. All recognition day participants are invited and encouraged to attend the luncheon.
We encourage all fire departments to send a contingent of firefighters to these events!

Location:
1st Floor, GSU Ballroom
GSU Student Center East
33 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30302

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DIRECTIONS TO 8:30 A.M. BREAKFAST AT STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE

Location:
State Fire Marshal’s Office
Suite 920/West Tower
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia  30334

For GPS directions please use this address: 205 Jess Hill Jr. Drive Atlanta, GA  30334

Directions:

If Southbound on I-75 / I 85:

Take Exit 248A (MLK/State Capitol/Turner Field Exit). Stay in right lane on exit ramp. Yield to the right onto Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. The entrance to the Pete Hackney Parking Deck is on your right immediately after the pedestrian bridge ($5.00 per day).

If Northbound on I-75 / I-85:

Take Exit 246(Central Ave./Fulton Street exit). Follow the sign to Fulton Street and turn right. Go to the next light and turn left onto Capitol Ave. Follow to MLK, Jr. Drive and turn right. Go one block and turn left onto Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. The entrance to the Pete Hackney Parking Deck is on your right immediately after the pedestrian bridge ($5.00 per day).

If coming I-20 Westbound:

Take the Capitol Avenue Exit 58A and turn right onto Capitol Avenue. Follow to MLK, Jr. Drive and turn right. Go to first traffic light and turn left onto Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. The entrance to the Pete Hackney Parking Deck is on your right immediately after the pedestrian bridge ($5.00 per day).

If coming I-20 eastbound:

Take Exit 56B (Windsor/Spring Street Exit). Follow to Central Avenue (3rd traffic light). Turn left onto Central Avenue. Turn right onto Memorial Drive. Go to the second traffic light and turn left on to Capitol Avenue. Turn right onto MLK, Jr. Drive. Turn left onto Jesse Hill Jr. Drive. The entrance to the Pete Hackney Parking Deck is on your right immediately after the pedestrian bridge ($5.00 per day).

On the 5th floor of the Pete Hackney parking deck, take the bridge (next to the elevators) across to the Butler Parking deck.  Take the elevators on the 5th floor of the Butler Parking Deck to the 3rd (BR) floor.  Go left up the ramp and enter the Twin Towers at the East entrance.  Proceed across the Plaza (3rd floor) level to the West Tower.  See the Guards at the West Tower entrance.  All visitors are required to have picture identification. Take the West Tower elevators up to the 9th floor.  Please enter at Suite 920.