Our Department

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the city of Marietta Fire Department (MFD) is to effectively prepare, provide and promote services that minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies and other disasters.

The Community We Serve

The Marietta Fire Department serves nearly 62,000 residents and approximately 7,300 businesses in 22.78 square miles. According to the 2000 census, the daily population increases to more than 97,000 when non-residents commute into the city of Marietta.

Fire personnel respond frequently to the highways that pass through Marietta. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, approximately 250,000 vehicles traveled daily on I-75 between I-575 and the South 120 Loop in 2005.

About Our Department

The Marietta Fire Department was officially formed in 1854 following a massive fire that destroyed most of the Marietta Square. During this time of the mid 1800s, Marietta citizens relied on volunteer bucket brigades to pass water hand to hand from a water source to the fire as their only form of fire protection.

ISO 1 Department

Fast forward to today, the Marietta Fire Department is an ISO 1 (Insurance Services Office) department, that employs, full-time, two civilians and over 130 sworn personnel. The rating of ISO 1 is the highest rating achievable for a fire department. The City has six fire stations that respond to around 13,000 total emergency calls per year. We have a state of the are fleet of apparatus including nine fire engines, three ladder trucks, two advanced life support rescues, a technical rescue truck, and a hazardous material response unit.


The Marietta Fire Department provides many services to its community to not only protect but prepare its citizens for an emergency. These services include:
  • Building Inspections
  • Community Outreach
  • Emergency Medical Service
  • Emergency Pre-Planning
  • Fire and Safety Education
  • Fire Investigations
  • Fire Suppression and Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Response
  • Plan Reviews
  • Technical Rescue