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Public Safety Headquarters • 226 Peachtree Street, SW 
Atlanta GA 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 Support Services,Technical Services, Field Operations and Airport Operations.

The Department staffs 35 fire stations, including five stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It has more than 1,000 employees, sworn and civilians, 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.

During the five-year period between fiscal years 2009 and 2013, AFRD responded to 343,039 incidents, 5,349 of which were fire calls. Fire calls for FY2013 totalled 896, an 8 percent reduction over the FY2012 total. Emergency medical services calls totalled 188,575 during the five-year period, accounting for 55 percent of the total calls. The Department saw a 10 percent increase in EMS calls from FY2012 to FY2013. The remainder of the fire service calls were technical rescue, severe weather, special incident, hazardous materials, false alarms, service calls and "good intent 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 and security, enhance sustainability, and enrich the quality of life through professional development and dedication to service.

Core Values

Integrity, Competence, Excellence, Honesty, Predictability, Accountability, and Ism-free

Executive Staff

Joel G. Baker
Fire Chief

First Deputy Chief
Randall B. Slaughter

Deputy Chief Chad Jones
Office of Support Services
Deputy Chief Michael Simmons
Office of Technical Services  
Deputy Chief Kevin Ware
Office of Airport Operations
Deputy Chief Roderick Smith
Office of Field Operations

Operational Initiatives

Org Chart 2015


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