Riverdale Fire Service exists to mitigate loss of life and property from fires, deliver emergency medical services, provide community outreach and stabilize special operations incidents so all occupants of the City of Riverdale can build greatness daily in a safe and secure environment.
Riverdale Fire Service aspires to resurrect and embody the “hero” ideal cultivated by the proud and rich history of firefighting. We will perform to national standards. We will provide our community with a professional and caring department that is reliable and responsive.
Riverdale Fire Services was founded in 1961 as a volunteer fire department; however in 1972, the department became a fully paid department. Today, RFS 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 over 16,500. The City has a wide array of commercial and medical occupancies that substantially increase the daytime visitor population. Currently, RFS possesses and ISO rating of 3.
RFS is divided into three divisions:
- Fire Marshal's Office
Administration consists of the Office of the Fire Chief and the Administrative Assistant. Operations has 30 personnel that include:
- 3 Battalion Chiefs
- 6 Lieutenants
- 6 Sergeants
- Firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics.
The Fire Marshal's Office consists of the Fire Marshal and the Public Life Safety Educator.
Office of the Fire Chief and Station 1
Fire Services Headquarters
6690 Church Street
Riverdale, GA 30274
Home of Battalion 1, Quint 1 and Rescue 1 covering the Northern District.
7844 Taylor Road
Riverdale, GA 30274
Home of Engine 2 and Reserve Engine 2, covering the Southern District.
Fire Marshal’s Office
971 Wilson Road
Riverdale, GA 30296
The RFS fleet consists of a 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe at Battalion Command, a 2012 HME Quint and 2008 F550 Hackney Rescue 1 at Station 1, 2009 HME engine and a 1994 Pierce (reserve engine).
RFS holds memberships in the following associations:
- International Association of Fire Chiefs
- Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs
- Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs
- Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association
- Georgia State Firefighters Association
- Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation
- Georgia Public Safety Educators Association
- Georgia Firefighters Clown Society
- Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund
- Georgia Mutual Aid Group
- Georgia Fire Inspectors Association
- National Fire Protection Association
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- American Red Cross