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Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services(CCFES)
Operational area
CountryUnited States
State Georgia (U.S. state)
CountyCobb County
Agency overview
EstablishedJanuary 24, 1971
Employees729[1]
Annual budget$85,776,796
StaffingCareer
Fire chiefRandy Crider
EMS levelALS & BLS
Facilities and equipment
Battalions5
Engines29
Trucks8
Squads1
Rescues8
HAZMAT2
USAR1
Airport crash2
Website
http://www.cobbfire.org/
https://www.iaff2563.com/

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services (CCFES) provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to Cobb County, Georgia, United States. Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services was founded in 1971 and protects a population of over 740,000 in an area of approximately 305 square miles.[1] In 2017, the department responded to 62,871 emergency calls.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Prior to 1971, Cobb County was protected by eight fire districts:

  • South Cobb(1,7,9)
  • Fair Oaks(2,10)
  • Fullers(3,15,19)
  • Lemon-Vinings(4,5)
  • Powder Springs(6,13)
  • Kennesaw(8,17)
  • Acworth(11,18)
  • Gritters(12,14,16).

After consolidation, CCFES provides fire service for unincorporated Cobb as well as the cities of Acworth, Kennesaw, and Powder Springs. The cities of Austell, Marietta, and Smyrna manage their own fire departments.

Organization[edit | edit source]

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services is divided into five divisions:

Response

  • Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Services

Special Operations

  • Hazardous Materials
  • Technical Rescue
  • Medical Operations

Preparedness

  • Training
  • Facility Maintenance
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Public Fire & Life Safety Education

Fire Prevention

  • Plan Review
  • Inspections
  • Sprinklers

Administrative and Support Services

  • Fire Investigations
  • Records Management
  • Finance

Operations[edit | edit source]

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services currently operates out of 29 Firehouses out of 5 battalions. Three new stations(29, 31, 32) are planned to be opened over the next few years.

  • Battalion 1 - South and South Central Cobb.
  • Battalion 2 - East and Southeast Cobb.
  • Battalion 3 - North and Northeast Cobb.
  • Battalion 4 - North and Northwest Cobb.
  • Battalion 5 - West and Southwest Cobb

Apparatus Profile (2017)[edit | edit source]

Frontline Fire Companies[edit | edit source]

  • 29 Engine Companies (5 ALS, 24 BLS) (E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, E11, E12, E13, E14, E15, E16, E17, E18, E19, E20, E21, E22, E23, E24, E25, E26, E27, E28,E30)
  • 8 Truck Companies (T1, T4, T8, T13, T14, T19, T21, T22)
  • 8 ALS Rescue Companies (R1, R5, R16, R20, R23, R24, R26, R30)
  • 1 ALS Heavy Rescue Unit (SQ4)
  • 4 Air and Light Units (A26, A24, A30)

Command Units and Chiefs[edit | edit source]

  • 5 Battalions (B1, B2, B3, B4, B5)

Special and Support Units[edit | edit source]

  • 1 Medical Operations Unit
  • 1 Mobile Command Unit

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit | edit source]

Below is a list of all of the firehouse locations currently in use by Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services.[2]

(*) ALS Unit.

Engine Company Truck Company Rescue Company Special Unit Battalion Chief Battalion Address
Engine 1 Truck 1 Rescue 1* 1 5656 Mableton Parkway Mableton, GA 30126
Engine 2 2 208 Barber Road Marietta, GA 30008
Engine 3 2 580 Terrill Mill Road Marietta, GA 30067
Engine 4 Truck 4 Squad 4, Trench 4 Battalion 2 2 1901 Cumberland Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339
Engine 5 Rescue 5* 2 4336 Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30339
Engine 6 5 5075 Hiram Lithia Springs Road Powder Springs, GA 30127
Engine 7 1 810 Hurt Road Austell, GA 30106
Engine 8 Truck 8 HazMat 8, Mobile Command Unit, BRT Unit, Decon Unit 4 2380 Cobb Parkway Kennesaw, GA 30152
Engine 9* 1 7300 Factory Shoals Road Austell 30168
Engine 10* Med Ops Unit* 5 2049 Powder Springs Road Marietta, GA 30008
Engine 11 4 4550 Cowan Road Acworth, GA 30101
Engine 12* Air 12 3 810 Brackett Road Marietta, GA 30008
Engine 13 Truck 13 5 4640 Dallas Highway Marietta, GA 30064
Engine 14 Truck 14 GSAR 14 Battalion 3 3 2905 Library Lane Marietta, GA 30066
Engine 15 3 3892 Oak Lane Marietta, GA 30066
Engine 16 Rescue 16* 3 3800 Bells Ferry Lane Marietta, GA 30144
Engine 17* 5 3361 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway, Marietta, GA 30064
Engine 18 4 1660 Mars Hill Road Kennesaw, GA 30144
Engine 19* Truck 19 2 1500 Powers Ferry Road Marietta, GA 30067
Engine 20 Rescue 20* 3 1298 Hilton Drive Marietta, GA 30067
Engine 21 Truck 21 3 4400 Lower Roswell Road Marietta, GA 30067
Engine 22 Truck 22 HazMat 22, Command Unit Battalion 1 1 4700 Austell Road Austell, GA 30106
Engine 23 Rescue 23* 5 3470 New Macland Road Powder Springs, GA 30127
Engine 24 Rescue 24* Air 24 4 3540 Paul Samuel Road Kennesaw, GA 30144
Engine 25 3 4431 Trickum Road Marietta, GA 30066
Engine 26 Rescue 26* 4 3862 Cherokee Street Kennesaw, GA 30144
Engine 27 1 477 Veterans Memorial Highway Mableton, GA 30126
Engine 28 Rescue 28* Battalion 4 4 3858 Kemp Ridge Road Acworth, GA 30101
Engine 30 Rescue 30* Air 30 1 931 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30008

Apparatus Specifications[edit | edit source]

Below is a complete list of all CCFES apparatus, their manufacturer and specifications, and date.

Engine Companies[edit | edit source]

  • Engine 1 - 2012 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 2 - 2012 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 3 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 4 - 2016 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 5 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 6 - 2005 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 7 - 2005 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 8 - 2012 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/610gal
  • Engine 9 - 2015 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 10 - 2016 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 11 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 12 - 2016 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 13 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 14 - 2007 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 15 - 2007 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 16 - 2015 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 17 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 18 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 19 - 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 20 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 21 - 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 22 - 2015 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 23 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 24 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 25 - 2004 Pierce Dash 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 26 - 2015 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 27 - 2009 Pierce Velocity 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 28 - 2008 Pierce Velocity 1500gpm/750gal
  • Engine 30 - 2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500gpm/750gal

Truck Companies[edit | edit source]

  • Truck 1 - 2008 Sutphen SPH-100 Platform 1500gpm/350gal
  • Truck 4 - 2016 Pierce Arrow XT TDA 105'
  • Truck 8 - 2001 Sutphen 100' Midmount Platform
  • Truck 13 - 2008 Sutphen
  • Truck 14 - 2010 Sutphen 75' Midmount 1500gpm/400gal
  • Truck 19 - 2004 Sutphen 95' Midmount Platform 1500gpm/400gal
  • Truck 21 - 2016 Pierce Velocity 105' Rearmount Stick 2000gpm
  • Truck 22 - 2013 Sutphen SPH-100 Platform 1500gpm/350gal

Rescue Companies[edit | edit source]

  • Rescue 1 - 2010 Ford F-450
  • Rescue 5 - 2010 Ford F-450
  • Rescue 16 - 2013 Ford F-450
  • Rescue 20 - 2010 Ford F-450
  • Rescue 23 - 2013 Ford F-450
  • Rescue 26 - 2013 Ford F-450
  • Rescue 28 - 2013 Ford F-450
  • Rescue 30 - 2013 Ford F-450

Command Units[edit | edit source]

  • Battalion 1 - 2014 F250
  • Battalion 2 - 2014 F250
  • Battalion 3 - 2013 F250
  • Battalion 4 - 2014 F250
  • Battalion 5

Special Units[edit | edit source]

  • Squad 4(Heavy Rescue) - 2006 Spartan/Emergency-One Heavy-Duty Walk-Around Rescue Squad Truck
  • Trench 4 - 1990 Ford F-700
  • HazMat 8 - 2005 Spartan Chassis with Hackney Trailer
  • HazMat 22 - 2014 Hackney
  • BRT Unit - 1999 Frieghtliner/Hackney (Firehouse 8)
  • Decon Trailer - ACSI Command Trailer - Mass Casualty Decontamination Unit (Firehouse 8)
  • 900 - 2005 Freightliner Public Safety Mobile Command Unit (Firehouse 8)
  • 901 - 2005 Freightliner Sprinter Van Command Unit (Firehouse 22)
  • MedOps - CCFES Medical Operations Unit (Firehouse 10)
  • Air 12
  • Air 30 - 2013 International/Hackney
  • Air 24 - 2012 International/Hackney
  • G.S.A.R.(U.S.A.R.) 14 - 2004 Spartan/Rosenbauer Heavy-Duty Tractor-Drawn U.S.A.R. Rescue Truck w/Trail King Compartment Trailer

Fire Chiefs[edit | edit source]

The fire chief of Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services is the top official within CCFES. Firefighters moved from volunteer to professional in the 1970's and the current chief oversees a force of 694 with a budget of $85 million. Some of the previous fire chiefs have been:

As of 6 October 2019.

Name From To
W. David Hilton
First Chief of Department
January 1971 1994
Nathan Wilson
1994 December 31, 1996
Rebecca Denlinger
First Female Fire Chief
April 1997 January 2008
Sam Heaton
Promoted to Public Safety Director
May 2008 January 2014
Randy Crider
Promoted from Deputy Chief
February 2014 Present

Line of Duty Deaths[edit | edit source]

George F. Hilton - 1981

Bobby Lee Carter - 1985

Stacey Boulware - 2018

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 https://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/cobbcounty.org.if-us-west-2/prod/2018-08/Fire-Department-Annual-Report-2017.pdf
  2. "Cobb County Station Tour". cobbcounty.org. Retrieved 2014-10-08.

External links[edit | edit source]

Category:History of Cobb County Category:Fire departments in Georgia (U.S. state)


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