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The City is fortunate that only two percent of all calls for service of the Sandy Springs Fire Department involve active fires.  When fires do occur, our department is ready!  Our personnel log more than 20,000 hours of Fire and EMS training per year.  In 2014, the department unveiled a new fleet of fire trucks including one elevated Tower, two Engines, and three Ladder Trucks.  The City has strong ties and active automatic aid agreements with the cities of Atlanta and Roswell as well as a mutual aid agreement Cobb County.

SSFD is ready to respond on land and on water – a few interesting facts:

  • 2 Engines – each hold 500 gallons of water and can pump at a rate of 2,000 gallons per minute
  • 1 Mini-pumper (1500 gallon per minute single stage pump) - has a 400 gallon tank featuring a Class A foam system
  • 3 Aerial Trucks – are equipped with a ladder, all with ability to elevate fire personnel over 100 feet in the air
  • 1 Aerial Platform - Like the aerial trucks with the addition of a platform/bucket at the tip of the ladder
  • 3 Rescues – quick response vehicle that are staffed with a Paramedic and an EMT
  • 1 Battalion Chief – carries equipment and tools needed to manage and command emergency incidents
  • 1 Brush Truck – a four-wheel drive and capable of fighting fire where larger trucks and engines cannot go
  • 1 Wagon – heavy duty truck that carries 1000 feet of 5” hose equipped with a portable hydrant and tools for areas that larger truck and engine cannot go
  • 1 Rescue Boat – shallow water access boat with a 40 horsepower outboard jet motor
  • 1 ATV – all terrain vehicle equipped with 75 gallons of water for easy access to parks and trails around the City.
  • 1 Pick-up Truck - used by the Fire Corps team members as a mobile support and rehab vehicle to assist fire personnel
  • 1 Air Trailer - carries spare SCBA bottles and has a refilling station for use on emergency incidents
  • 1 Fire Safety Trailer - used by Community Affairs Section for fire safety education

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