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Fire and Emergency Services

The City of Austell maintains an independent Fire Department to provide a rapid response in case of fire or emergency for its 6,000 citizens and businesses. The Austell Fire and Emergency Services Department is noted for having one of the fastest response times in the state, and because of their commitment, the City of Austell has an Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating of 4 which reduces insurance premiums for residential and business property.

The Austell Fire and Emergency Services Department has two separate locations. Station Number 1, located at 5890 Mulberry Street, has served the City for many years and Fire Station Number 2, located at 5300 Austell-Powder Springs Road, opened in July 2003. Each station responds with a Class 1 Advanced Life Support fire engine on all calls. Each station is fully staffed and available for emergency response 24 hours each day, 7 days a week.

Fire Chief Pat Maxwell and Assistant Fire Chief Brandon Merritt direct the activities of 20 full-time and 14 part-time firefighters. The Department responds to approximately 1,200 calls each year, and approximately 80% of the calls are related to medical emergencies. In addition to providing Emergency Medical Services, our firefighters handle fire suppression, hazardous materials, heavy extrication, and search and rescue related emergencies.

The Department provides administrative services to the community. These services include fire education and prevention programs, reviewing construction plans, field fire/safety inspections, enforcing fire codes, department training programs as well as criminal investigation and prosecution related to suspected arson.

Patrick S. Maxwell

Fire Chief

Patrick S. Maxwell
pmaxwell@austellga.gov
Patrick's webpage

Brandon Merritt

Assistant Fire Chief

Brandon Merritt
bmerritt@austellga.gov
Brandon's webpage

Contact Us

Austell Fire and Emergency Services
5300 Austell-Powder Springs Road
Austell, Georgia 30106

Office: (770) 944-4333 or (770) 944-6133
Fax: (770) 944-6146 

Station 1: (770) 944-4323
Station 2: (770) 944-4322
Emergency: 911