Operations

 

Bartow County is approximately 470 square miles. Currently there are 14 full-time manned stations. The personnel of the fire department consists of the Fire Chief,  Deputy Chief, Division Chief of Administration, Chief of Training, Fire Marshal, Investigator, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 102 Career Firefighters, approximately 35 part-time Firefighters, and an administrative assistant. Fire Personnel work on one of three shifts labeled A, B, and C. The shifts rotate where firefighters work 24 hours on duty and then 48 hours off. 

 

Bartow County Fire Department is proud to be the first in the State of Georgia to have a TIC (Thermal Imaging Camera), on every front line Engine and Ladder Company. Thermal Imaging Cameras are used to show heat images in low visibility areas in order to locate trapped civilians, firefighters, and the fire itself.

 

The fire department responds to approximately 9,000 calls for service each year. Calls that the fire department responds to range from fires, medical calls, vehicle accidents, hazardous materials spills or releases, aircraft accidents, and any other calls for service. 

 

Fire Station Personnel Per Shift Current Apparatus
Station 1 1 Battalion Chief, 4 Firefighters Battalion 1, Engine 1, Truck 1, Squad 1
Station 2 2 Firefighters Engine 2
Station 3 2 Firefighters Engine 3, John Boat
Station 4 2 Firefighters Engine 4, Reserve Engine 4
Station 5 2 Firefighters Engine 5, John Boat
Station 6 2 Firefighters Engine 6, Rescue Boat, Fire Boat 6 (Allatoona Landing), Light & Air Trailer
Station 7 2 Firefighters Engine 7, John Boat, Rescue 7
Station 8 2 Firefighters Engine 8, Reserve Engine 8, Brush 8
Station 9 2 Firefighters Engine 9, Rescue 9
Station 10 4 Firefighters Engine 10, Ladder 10, Squad 10, John Boat
Station 11 2 Firefighters Engine 11, Fire Safety Education Trailer
Station 12 2 Firefighters Engine 12, ATV 12,  Reserve Engine 12
Station 13 2 Firefighters Engine 13, Fire Boat 13 (Wilderness Camp Marina), ATV 13
Station 15 1 Firefighter Engine 15, Brush 15