Ladder 1 - Westchester Circle


The Fire and Emergency Services Department Operations Division contains the nine fire stations, strategically located throughout the county, and their associated personnel. These firefighters perform many tasks and functions including:

  • Fire suppression
  • Hazardous materials response
  • Water and rope rescue
  • Vehicle extrication
  • Searches for missing or lost persons
  • Response to most any other kind of emergency call

The firefighters work a 24-on, 48-off shift at one of the nine fire stations in Athens-Clarke County. 

Training & Apparatus

In addition to the over 8,400 calls for service in a calendar year, firefighters are required to have over 220 hours of training per year for maximum credit towards maintaining the ISO rating of 1/1X that Athens-Clarke County currently maintains. Each station has scheduled monthly drills, some at night, and others with surrounding departments. Firefighters utilize our fire training facility on Paradise Boulevard for many of the multi-company drills.

Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Service's fleet of front-line equipment consists of nine engines (one at each station), three ladder trucks, two rescue trucks, and two battalion chiefs. Additionally, we have a tanker truck, a hazardous materials truck, and two small boats, all of which are cross staffed by personnel normally signed to an engine, ladder, or rescue.