To proudly protect lives, our environment and property by providing prompt, skillful, cost-effective fire protection and life safety services to our citizens.
Recorded history established an all volunteer fire department in 1850. The "Oostanaula Fire Company, Number One, of the City of Rome" was formally incorporated by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia during the Biennial session 1851-52. On July 1, 1908, it became a fully paid department boasting an original establishment of 3 hose companies, 1 ladder company, 14 on duty personnel, and 9 relief and on call personnel. By 1914, Rome became only the second City in Georgia to have a completely motorized Fire Department. The department began, in the 1980's to standardize its fleet of vehicles with modern diesel pumpers.
The fire department responds to over 5000 emergencies annually from 10 different fire stations. These emergencies include fires, emergency medical service calls (First Responder, non-transport) rescues, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials spills, watercraft and public assists calls.
The department is responsible for fire suppression, fire prevention, fire investigation, emergency medical training, CERT team training, fire hydrant service and maintenance, building familiarization and inspections, fire apparatus maintenance, community disaster contingency planning and fire emergency management.
The Fire Department consists of 163 full time employees, including 3 Division Chiefs, 6 Battalion Chiefs, 2 Secretaries, Fire Marshal and Staff, Chief of Training,1 Master Mechanic, assistant mechanic, and 1 Business Manager/Systems & Application Analyst. The department operates under 6 Battalions, working 24 on/48 off duty hours.
Division Chief, Troy Brock
Division Chief, Dean Oswalt
Division Chief, Curt Pierson
Business Manager/Systems & Aplication Analyst, Jason Martin
Executive Assistant, Linda Patty