About Riverdale Fire Services

Riverdale Fire Services (RFS) was founded in 1961 as a volunteer fire department. In 1972 the department became a fully paid department. Today, Riverdale Fire Services is a fully paid career department consisting of 30 members.

We provide fire and emergency medical response to an area of 4.5 miles with a diverse residential population of over 16,500. The City has a wide array of commercial and medical occupancies that substantially increase the daytime visitor population. Currently, RFS possesses an Insurance Services Offices (ISO) rating of 3. It is the goal of Riverdale Fire Services to improve upon this rating at every given opportunity.

Riverdale Fire Services


Riverdale Fire Services is composed of three functional divisions:

  • Administration Division
  • Operations Division
  • Training Division

Administration Division consists of the Fire Chief, a Deputy Fire Chief, and an Administrative Assistant (AA). The Training Division consists of one Training Officer supported by the AA, and the Operations Division has 27 certified personnel that include:

  • 3 Battalion Chiefs
  • 6 Lieutenants
  • 6 Sergeants
  • 12 Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)

Fire Station Locations

Fire Headquarters & Fire Station Number 1

6690 Church Street
Riverdale, GA 30274

Phone: 770-909-5459


  • The Office of the Fire Chief
  • The Training Officer
  • The Shift Commanders (Battalion 1) 
  • Ladder 1 and Rescue 1
  • Covers the Northern District of the City
Fire Headquarters, Fire Station 1

Fire Station Number 2

7844 Taylor Road
Riverdale, GA 30274

Phone: 770-909-5460


  • Engine 2 
  • Reserve Engine 2
  • Covers the Southern District of the City
Fire Station 2

Departmental Fleet

The RFS fleet consists of:

  • 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe as Battalion Command Vehicle
  • 2019 F550 Mini Pumper as Rescue 1 
  • 2012 HME Quint as Ladder 1
  • 2009 HME Engine as Engine 2
  • 1994 Pierce Engine as Reserve Engine
  • 2017 Chevy Silverado as Training Officer Vehicle
  • 2016 Ford Expedition as Fire Chief Vehicle

Affiliate Memberships

Riverdale Fire Services holds membership in the following associations:

  • American Red Cross
  • Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)
  • Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs (GAFC)
  • Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation (GFBF)
  • Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund GFPF)
  • Georgia Mutual Aid Group GMAG)
  • Georgia State Firefighters Association (GSFA)
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)
  • Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association (MAFCA)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)
  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs (SAFC)