Fire – Roles and Responsibilities

Who We Are

The City of East Point Fire Department, established in 1908, has evolved into a multifaceted and proactive community based organization committed to delivering the highest quality of comprehensive safety services. With an average response time of five minutes, we continually strive for excellence as we deliver the very best in fire and emergency services.

The City of East Point Fire Department responds to approximately 9,000 Fire and EMS calls annually from 3 strategically placed fire stations. In order to provide the highest level of Fire and EMS services for the residents of East Point, we hire and maintain a well trained workforce that exceeds both local and national standards for training and utilize state of the art equipment and resources geared toward reducing the number of fires and deaths caused by fire.

Our mission is to prevent disastrous incidents from occurring and to minimize damage to life, property and the environment. The City of East Point spans approximately 13.5 square miles and has a population of nearly 35,000 residents. The City has a thriving commercial district in the Camp Creek Marketplace and a Downtown area made up of established restaurants and shops.

The East Point Fire Department has been innovative with their Homeland Security management and in creating public education programs that provide quality service delivery to the community in a cost effective manner.

Over the years, the Fire Service has grown to encompass a myriad of life threatening events. These often complex emergency situations demand specialized training, apparatus, and equipment. The East Point Fire Department takes an all-hazards approach to serving its citizens and is committed to providing specialized response in the following areas:

  • Confined Space
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Honor Guard
  • Suppression
  • Technical Rescue
  • Vehicle Extrication

The City of East Point Fire Department operates in accordance with the following Five Strategic Principles:

Standards for Public Service Delivery Five Strategic Principles by which the Fire Department operates

Effective Business Management
We pledge to make ethical, cost-effective use of the resources available to us in carrying out our duties.

Advocacy for the City of East Point
We take pride in working for the City of East Point. We value our service to the community and seek opportunities to display it.

Focus on Employee and Customer Safety
We pledge to value safe working conditions for ourselves, our co-workers and those we serve in the community.

Excellence In Employee Development
We pledge to continuously pursue professional excellence for ourselves and the City of East Point through fostering service, training, mentoring, coaching, teaming and leadership among all employees.

Exceptional Customer Service
We pledge to deliver exceptional service to all our customers – internal & external – to continually seek ways to improve our service delivery and to foster a “customer first” mind-set in the City of East Point.