Atlanta Fire Rescue has a number of initiatives and partnerships in place, all designed to further the goal of fire safety. These initiatives are designed to provide assistance and/or information to residents, seniors and children and youth. Questions can be directed to the point of contact listed or to Janet Ward at 404-546-7004. Community Affairs Programs: Check out the fire prevention and health safety programs AFRD offers. To request a program/activity or event, fill out the form below.
SMART911: an enhanced information system that allows pre-registered users to provide critical personal information to first responders when users call 911
Atlanta Smoke Alarm Program (ASAP): provides smoke detectors in every home in Atlanta free of charge
Atlanta Community Emergency Response Team (ACERT): trains citizens in emergency preparedness at no cost
Citizens Fire Academy: a hands-on, six-week course to inform and educate Atlanta residents about their fire department and its operations. For information or to register, contact Captain Teresa Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Captain Irvin Reese (email@example.com).
Atlanta Emergency Preparedness Institute: partners with prominent business and education figures in the community to increase catastrophic event preparedness in a one-day program
Senior Link: an initiative to identify seniors living in neglectful conditions, and linking them with the appropriate social service agencies that are prepared to meet their long-term needs
Children and Youth
Child Seat Safety Program: provides child safety seat educational services to parents and caregivers at 33 stations across the city; also provides child safety seats to low-income families
To Request a Fire Apparatus
AFRD will provide fire apparatus for community events. Firefighters can provide blood pressure checks and "friendly firefighter" talks. To request an apparatus,visit the link below using Internet Explorer:
To Request a Fire or Heath Safety Education Program
The Department's Community Affairs staff provides fire safety puppet shows, fire extinguisher training and programs for children and seniors. To request to have a Community Affairs team to come to your location to present a program, please visit the link below in Explorer: