Community Information

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Atlanta Fire Rescue has a number of initiatives and partnerships in place to further the goal of fire safety in Atlanta. Questions can be directed to the point of contact listed or to Jacob Lessington at 404-546-7088. 

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:  Provides free smoke alarms to resident in Atlanta that may need one. 

Atlanta Community Emergency Response Team (ACERT): Train 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 ( or Captain Irvin Reese (

Atlanta Emergency Preparedness Institute: Partnership with business and educational establishments in the community to increase catastrophic event preparedness.


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 Truck 

(Note: This is a non-emergency request) AFRD will provide fire apparatus for community events when available.  Firefighters can provide blood pressure checks, critical life safety factors, and what-to-do scenarios. To request an apparatus click the link below. 

Apparatus Request

To Request a Fire or Health 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:


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