Fire & Rescue Department

Responsibilities

The City of South Fulton Fire Department is led by Fire Chief Freddie Broome. The Fire Chief is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administrative functions of the Department.

The City of South Fulton covers 106 square miles and is supported by 10 Fire Stations, 162 sworn personnel and 11 civilian support staff. Striving to be second to none, the Department provides the following services:

  • Community Emergency Response Training
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Fire Inspections and Code Enforcement
  • Fire Investigations
  • Fire Prevention Education
  • Fire Suppression Mitigation
  • Hazardous Material Response
  • Technical Rescue Response


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  1. Fire Marshal
  2. Georgia Open Burning Rules
  3. SFFRD Monthly Newsletter

The Fire Marshal is responsible for a wide range of duties:

Pre-construction Reviews

Pre-construction plan reviews are conducted every week.  All building plans, fire alarm plans and sprinkler plans are reviewed to make sure they are compliant with current codes. 

Inspections

There are several types of fire inspections that are conducted on a regular basis.  New construction or remodeling inspections are conducted during various phases of construction.  Annual inspections are also conducted daily to make sure businesses located within the City of South Fulton city limits are compliant with current adopted codes.  Site inspections, kitchen hood inspections, fire sprinkler inspections, fire alarm inspections and citizen complaints are types of other inspections conducted.

Fire Investigation

Fire Investigation also falls under the duties of the Fire Marshal.  All fires are reviewed by the Fire Marshal.  For all large structure fires or suspicious fires, an Fire Investigator will respond to determine the cause and origin of the fire.  The Fire Marshal also enforces the State regulated burn ban along with other city ordinances pertaining to the Fire Department.

Burn Ban

Due to a burning ban by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, beginning May 1 and continuing through September 30 of each year, City of South Fulton residents are prohibited from burning leaves, tree limbs, other yard waste or land clearing debris. 

The City of South Fulton Fire Rescue Department is responsible for the enforcement of this state-issued burning ban. Enforcement will include extinguishing all unauthorized outdoor fires and/or issuing citations. 

Burn Ban Brochure (PDF)


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