The mission of the City of Sandy Springs Fire Rescue (SSFR) is to provide the highest level of fire and emergency services to our citizens and visitors with highly trained, caring personnel. We strive to provide excellent customer service through response, education, prevention and professional services.
The City of Sandy Springs Fire Rescue began operations on December 29, 2006, and serves the community with 114 full-time personnel. The department serves the community with four trucks (combination engine and aerial truck), one Battalion Command Vehicle, two Engines, one mini-pumper, three Rescues, one Brush Truck, one wagon, a rescue boat, a mobile Fire Safety House (for education), an ATV and a CERT trailer. The department operates out of five fire stations.
The City of Sandy Springs obtained a Class 2 rating for its fire suppression delivery from the Insurance Services Office (ISO), Inc. system. The Class 2 rating provides a substantial cost savings in insurance premiums for the nearly $4.7 billion in insurable property in the City of Sandy Springs.
The Fire Rescue Department experienced its first change in leadership in 2014 as founding Chief Jack McElfish retired and Keith Sanders joined Sandy Springs Fire Rescue as Fire Chief.
Learn about the various services the SSFR provides for the community.
Sandy Springs is home to five fire stations, find the one closest to you.
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