ABOUT CARROLLTON FIRE DEPARTMENTHistorical Photos
The department has changed considerably since those early days. The Carrollton Fire Department now has 67 fully paid firefighters working out of four fire stations, on 5 fire apparatus, 1 hazardous material apparatus and a fire training center. In 2022, the department responded to 6,232 calls for service including structure fires, vehicle fires, medical emergencies, hazardous material incidents, high and low angle rope rescues, and public assistance.
Firefighters must be prepared to respond to an ever increasing, wide range of incidents. To prepare its firefighters for everything they might encounter, the Carrollton Fire Department requires new employees to obtain firefighter II certification and be medically trained and certified in the state of Georgia. However, this is just the beginning for firefighters in Carrollton. Many of our employees are hazardous material technicians, emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics and hold a wide range of advanced certifications in areas such as high angle rope rescue, confined space rescue, trench rescue, structural fire control, search and rescue, and fire apparatus operator, to name a few. The Carrollton Fire Department is steadfast in encouraging firefighters as they advance their training to be prepared for any emergency Carrollton citizens and visitors may encounter.
Our mission is to provide the highest-level fire and emergency services to our citizens and visitors with highly trained, compassionate, and professional firefighters. We strive to provide excellent customer service through quick response, education, fire prevention, and professional services. To have the resources necessary to serve the City of Carrollton, our fleet consists of 11 vehicles and apparatus ready to respond.
Thanks to the support of the community and Carrollton leadership, the department will receive a new fleet of Sutphen engine pumpers and one Sutphen aerial platform truck in late 2023 and 2024 to continue the highest level of service possible to the City of Carrollton.
The department operates from four stations, strategically located to optimize response times to emergencies. In the last five years, Carrollton Fire Department is grateful to have welcomed two new fire stations, with station 23 most recently opening in April of 2023.
In 2016, the City of Carrollton obtained a class 1 rating for its fire suppression delivery from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), Inc. This rating plays an important role in the underwriting process and pricing structure used by insurance companies. There are few departments in the state of Georgia able to achieve and maintain an ISO class 1 rating. It requires hard work from dedicated fire personnel and collaboration with other departments within the City of Carrollton.
From the administration to the newest employee, we work together to always be at our best. Serving Carrollton’s citizens and visitors with the best customer service and emergency response in the moments we are needed most.