Fire service accreditation is voluntary, yet increasingly popular process nationwide designed to identify whether a fire rescue department is meeting and exceeding national standards and industry best practices.
What is the fire service accreditation process?
The process involves an extensive organizational self-assessment and subsequent peer review of 258 key performance indicators and 82 vital core competencies that cover all aspects of emergency response, training procedures and documentation, equipment and facility readiness, administrative policies and practices, and emergency preparedness.
When did Atlanta Fire Rescue receive their accreditation?
Atlanta Fire Rescue Department is one of only nineteen departments in the country to be accredited by the Center for Pubic Safety Excellence (CPSE), as well as maintain an Insurance Service Office (ISO) Rating of Class 1. The Department initially received accreditation in 2002
When did the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department begin?
The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department dates back to February 2, 1848, when the Atlanta City Council formed a committee to investigate a fire problem in the brand-new town. Only a week later, residents were ordered to have fire buckets in their homes.
When did the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department get approved by Georgia General Assembly?
The Georgia General Assembly approved a bill for Atlanta Fire Company No.1, which went into service on March 25, 1851.
Where can I read additional information on the history of Atlanta Fire Rescue?
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I have a question regarding fire codes. Who should I contact?
The Fire Inspections Section will be able to assist with any questions regarding Fire Codes in the City of Atlanta.
Are there any ordinances that govern outdoor cooking?
Yes. The careless use of open-flame cooking devices has historically been the cause of numerous fires at multi-family dwellings, displacing residents and resulting in millions of dollars in property damage. Because of the danger, the City of Atlanta Fire Code, like the International Fire Code, includes regulations regarding open-flame cooking.
*Note that electric grills or any devices not producing open flames are not regulated by the fire code.
How do I get a fire report?
Reports involving fires that occurred in the City of Atlanta may be obtained by clicking here email@example.com or calling 404-546-7073.
Where can I get information on fire safety and education?
Contact the Atlanta Smoke Alarm Program (ASAP) at 404-546-7000 or visit your local fire station.
Where can I get information on inspection or installation of a car seat for my infant/child?
Contact AFRD’s Car Seat Coordinator at 404-546-7000.
What is the best way for me to be prepared for a natural or man-made disaster?
The Atlanta Citizen’s Emergency Response Team (ACERT) offers free training to prepare you for emergencies. For additional information, email Telfany Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply to join the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department?
The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department strives to hire the best candidates for Firefighter/EMT positions. Our goal is to employ individuals who are well-qualified and dedicated to a career in the fire rescue service.
Please note that the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department does not support a lateral transfer hiring program. All candidates are required to apply via the Entry Level Firefighter process and attend our in-house Recruit School once offered employment.