Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

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Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD)
The patch of Atlanta Fire rescue Department- 2014-04-19 11-50.jpg
Operational area
Country United States
State  Georgia (U.S. state)
City Atlanta
Agency overview
Established 1882
Annual calls 96,890(2012)[1]
Employees 1,000[1]
Staffing Career
Fire chief Interim Fire Chief Joel Baker
EMS level ALS & BLS
IAFF local 134
Facilities and equipment
Divisions 1
Battalions 7
Stations 35
Engines 35
Trucks 17
Squads 1
Ambulances 4
USAR 2
Airport crash 10
Rescue boats 4

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD) provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the city of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department was founded in 1882 and protects an area of approximately 132 square miles.[1] In 2012, the department responded to 96,890 emergency calls.[1]

Operations[edit]

The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department currently operates out of 34 Fire Stations, located throughout the city of Atlanta, organized into 7 Battalions, including an Airport Battalion commanding 4 Fire Stations that serve the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.[2]

Staffing: Atlanta Firefighters work 24 hours on (7am until 7am the next morning) and 48 hours off continously.

  • BLS Engine Companys consists of a Driver, Officer, and (2) EMT-A/Firefighters.
  • ALS Engines Companys consists of a Driver, Officer and (2) Paramedic/Firefighters.
  • Truck Companys consists of a Driver (2 Drivers for tiller trucks), Officer, and (2) firefighters.
  • Battlions consists of a Chief's Aide and a Battalion Chief.
  • Squads consist of a Driver, Captain, Lieutenant and (5) Hazmat-Tech/Rescue-Tech/Firefighters.
  • QIC units consist of an EMT-A and a Paramedic.
  • EMS Supervisor units consist of a Paramedic Captain.
  • ARFF Strikers consist of a Driver and a Officer.
  • ARFF Medic Ambulances consist of (2) Paramedics.

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit]

Below is a list of all of the fire station locations in the city of Atlanta according to Battalion.[3][4]

(*) ALS Unit.

Engine Company Truck Company Special Unit Chief Battalion Address
Engine 1* Truck 1 Decon. Unit 1, Air Unit 7, Air Shuttle Unit Division 1 3 71 Elliott St. S.W.
Engine 2* Truck 2 Decon. Unit 2, Air Bag Unit 2 1 1568 Jonesboro Rd. S.E.
Engine 3 Mobile Command Unit 6 721 Phipps Blvd.
Engine 5* G.S.A.R. Unit 61 Battalion 4 4 2825 Campbellton Rd. S.W.
Engine 6 Squad 4, Q.I.C. Unit 6*, T.S.U. 1 5 309 Edgewood Ave. S.E.
Engine 8 Battalion 2 2 1711 Marietta Blvd. N.W.
Engine 9* 2 3501 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. S.W.
Engine 10 Truck 10 Antique Light Truck Battalion 5 5 447 Boulevard S.E.
Engine 11 Truck 11 Mini-Pumper 11, A.T.V. 11, Swift Water Unit 3 165 16th St. N.W.
Engine 12 Truck 12 5 1288 Dekalb Ave. N.E.
Engine 13* Mass Decontamination Unit 5 431 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E.
Engine 14 Truck 14 1 1203 Lee St. S.W.
Engine 15* Truck 15 Battalion 3 3 170 10th St. N.E.
Engine 16* Truck 16 Q.I.C. Unit 16* 2 1048 Joseph E. Boone Blvd.
Engine 17* EMS 2*, Q.I.C. Unit 17* 4 1489 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Engine 18 5 2007 Oakview Rd. S.E.
Engine 19 3 1063 N. Highland Ave. N.E.
Engine 20 1 590 Manford Rd. S.W.
Engine 21* Truck 21 Air Bag Unit 21, G.S.A.R. Unit 6 Battalion 6 6 3201 Roswell Rd. N.E.
Engine 22 2 817 Hollywood Rd. N.W.
Engine 23* EMS 1*, Mini-Pumper 23 3 1545 Howell Mill Rd. N.W.
Engine 24 (ARFF) Truck 47 ARFF 1, ARFF 2, Squad 24, Mini-Pumper 51 7 3300 N. Inner Loop Cir., Airport
Engine 25 Truck 25 4 2349 Benjamin E. Mays Dr. S.W.
Engine 26* Truck 26 6 2970 Howell Mill Rd. N.W.
Engine 27 Hose Tender 27 6 4260 Northside Dr. N.W.
Engine 28 Foam 28, Reserve Foam Unit 2 1931 Hollywood Rd. N.W.
Engine 29 Truck 29 6 2167 Monroe Dr. N.E.
Engine 30* Battalion 1 1 10 Cleveland Ave. S.W.
Engine 31 Truck 31 4 2406 Fairburn Rd. S.W.
Engine 32 (ARFF) Med. Unit 1, ARFF, ARFF 7 8500 N. Terminal Rd., Airport
Engine 33 (ARFF) Truck 43 (ARFF Quint) ARFF 5, ARFF 6, EMS 3* 7 1401 S. Loop Rd., Airport
Engine 34 Mobile Ambulance Bus 1 1 3671 Southside Industrial Pkwy.
Engine 35 (ARFF) Med. Unit 2, ARFF 7, ARFF 8, ARFF Reserve Battalion 7 7 2150 Central Cargo Cir., Airport
Engine 38* Truck 38 2 2911 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. N.W.
Engine 40 (ARFF) Truck 41 (ARFF Quint) Med 3, ARFF 3, ARFF 4, Squad 47, Stair Unit 48 7 4600 ASR Rd., Airport

Famous/notable fires[edit]

Other disasters include the 2008 Atlanta tornado, which ripped thorough downtown Atlanta and the Bluffton University bus accident.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=187
  2. ^ "City of Atlanta, GA : Field Operations". Atlantaga.gov. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "City of Atlanta, GA : Fire Station & NPU Locations". Atlantaga.gov. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Fire Station and NPU Locations". Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

Neighborhoods of South Atlanta: http://www.citysouthfultonnow.org/#!why-incorporate-/c3zd

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