For AFRD Members

Tuition Assistance Program

Our foundation values the importance of academics and want to offer our sworn and civilian members an opportunity to further their education through our tuition assistance program.

The following requirements must be met for eligibility purposes:

  • Must have completed ARFD employment probationary period;
  • Not under any disciplinary probation of suspension at application
    submission or dispersion of funds;
  • Member agrees to 2 years continuous employment following dispersion of assistance, otherwise must reimburse AFRF for all tuition assistance;
  • Employee is working toward a degree from a university regionally accredited through the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Application deadlines each year: 

  • January 31st
  • June 30th
  • September 30th 

Disbursement of funds schedule:

  • March 1st
  • August 1st
  • October 15th  

For more information, click here for the FAQs or contact Shirley Anne Smith at or call 404.538.7112.

Adopt A Fire Station

The purpose of the Adopt a Fire Station Program is to partner with the community in a collective effort to enhance a fire station’s public service capabilities, features, and equipment. Our program is designed to support your needs and share with our donors who are interested in supporting the station.

Should a donor decide to drop off donations, please complete the form.

For more information, contact Shirley Anne Smith at or call 404.538.7112.

Affordable Housing Initiative

The affordable housing initiative is a member incentive program which encourages AFRD sworn personnel to either rent or own a home in the City of Atlanta. 

The initiative provides each member up to $1,000 upon closing of a home or proof of a rental agreement of more than 12 months.

For more information, contact Shirley Anne Smith at or call 404.538.7112.