Fire & Rescue


Founded in 1980, the department provides fire protection, suppression, rescue, and emergency services and employs 160 paid professional personnel. In 2017 the department responded to 15,006 9-1-1 calls for fire and emergency medical service.

Our personnel believe in the pursuit of excellence and demonstrating the very highest professional standards. Providing world-class Fire and EMS service to our community is our top goal.

Mission Statement

The Fire Department's mission is to:

  • Provide response for the suppression of fires
  • Provide emergency medical response for assistance in life-threatening medical emergencies
  • Provide emergency services to reduce injuries or death in disasters (natural or man-made)
  • Provide inspections, investigations, and code enforcement related to fire service
  • Promote fire prevention

Training & Development

Paulding County Fire & Rescue supports continuous training and encourages professional development.

  • We will respect the diversity of our community by providing compassionate and quality service to all.
  • We understand that the trust placed in us by the public is integral to the performance of our duties.
  • We are committed to honest and ethical behavior, and will hold ourselves accountable to these values.
  • Every employee believes it is a privilege to serve our citizens.