The Mission of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation

  • Vision: The vision of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation is to continue to sustain Atlanta as a nationally recognized leader for fire safety, protection, and medical response. 

  • Mission: The mission of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation is to support Atlanta firefighters and enhance public safety by funding workforce initiatives, diversity programs, and essential equipment while ensuring resource equity to meet the needs of each community and its neighborhoods. 

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Overview of AFRF: 

When you call 9-1-1, Atlanta firefighters and EMTs are first on the scene, ready to serve you, your family, and/or your business. Atlanta Fire Rescue Department (AFRD) is the only hazmat fire and rescue agency serving City of Atlanta residents and visitors. We use a community and data-driven service model that identifies the closest location or vehicle (apparatus) near you so that you get the help you need as quickly as possible. Every AFRD firefighter/EMT is specifically trained for the community it serves and every fire station and facility is designed, built, and staffed for the community and types of calls it receives. 

As our city’s population and density continue to grow, so must the fire/ems workforce that supports it. 

When Atlanta firefighters and EMTs need support, the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation (AFRF) is there to respond. AFRF is the only nonprofit organization serving the brave men and women of the AFRD. AFRF understands that to have a thriving city, we must have adequate staff. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, AFRF supports neighborhoods and communities by funding workforce development and community initiatives, continuing education, and improvements at fire and EMS stations. Our goal is to ensure that every neighborhood receives equitable access to fire and EMS protection. 

Safe cities are created through community-centered public safety. The Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation is the bridge between those communities and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department.