CITY OF ATLANTA FIRE RESCUE DEPARTMENT
Fire Chief Kelvin J. Cochran
Public Safety Headquarters 226 Peachtree Street, SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Main: 404.546.7000 • Fax: 404.546.8761
Who We Are
Atlanta Fire Rescue is a modern, all-hazards fire department. It has four divisions of labor, including the Offices of the Chief of Staff, Support Services, Field Operations and Airport Operations.
Department staff operates out of 35 fire stations, which include five stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. There are over 1,000 employees (988 sworn and 44 civilian) serving an area of 132 square miles within the city limits of Atlanta.
The department also provides mutual aid to neighboring cities and counties upon request.
In 2012, the department responded to 96,890 calls, including fire, medical emergency and non-emergency calls.
Atlanta Fire Rescue strives for excellence in emergency preparedness and response, to enhance our customer focused, innovative role as industry leaders, while overcoming expanding risks.
Atlanta Fire Rescue provides prompt quality services to our stakeholders that promote safety, security, enhances sustainability, and enriches the quality of life through professional development and dedication to service
Integrity, Competence, Excellence, Honesty, Predictability, Accountability, and Ism-free
Kelvin J. Cochran
CHIEF OF STAFF
Deputy Chief Wilmond Meadows
OFFICE OF SUPPORT SERVICES
Deputy Chief Michael Simmons
Deputy Chief Randall B. Slaughter
Deputy Chief Joel G. Baker
The Atlanta Fire Department was created in February 2, 1848, when the Atlanta City Council formed a committee to investigate a fire problem in the brand new town. Check here for more on the Department’s history.