In an effort to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all city facilities will be closed to public walk-ins until further notice. City services will be available online, by phone, and through limited in-person appointments. Please review the full news release here.


Winder City Council passed an Emergency Declaration and Ordinance which is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until 11:59 PM on April 6, 2020. Please read the full document here.


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Fire administration includes the fire chief's office, fire prevention bureau, training division and administrative offices. This division is responsible for budgeting, fleet maintenance, procurement, training, professional standards, fire prevention, payroll, personnel and secretarial/support staff duties.

station headquarters
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Fire Administration
(Billy Sheridan Fire Headquarters Building)


Built in 1935, the building was home to the Winder Post Office. In 1964, Winder City Hall moved into this building after the Postal Service built its new facility at 101 North Broad Street. City hall remained at this location until October 2004. 

Upon city hall's departure, the mayor and council turned the building's upstairs offices over to the Winder Fire Department. On November 14, 2005, after more than 13 months of remodeling and renovation, the fire department offices opened for business, where the department still remains today.

On February 7, 2006, a proclamation was issued from the mayor naming the fire headquarters building after Councilman Billy Sheridan (deceased). Councilman Sheridan served the City of Winder for 35 years consecutively, and the Winder Fire Department held a special place in his heart.