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About the Fire Department

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We exist to provide superior fire, rescue, and emergency services to the citizens and visitors of Cobb County in a proficient, professional, and compassionate manner. We continuously promote life safety within the county by practicing prevention, planning, education, and training.

Our Vision

To be a professional organization leading the way in setting a standard of excellence.

Values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Honor

Cultural Commitments

  • Fitness
  • Unity through Diversity
  • Safety
  • Education 

Special Units

SQUAD

(Located at Station #4)

Public Safety Mobile Command Unit (900)

(Located at Station #8)

CCFES Medical Operations Unit (MedOps)

(Located at Station #10) 

Fire Investigations

Cobb County ’s first fire investigation unit was formed in conjunction with building inspections under the newly formed Fire Marshal’s Office in 1968. Today, the fire investigation unit consists of (5) full time investigators. The unit investigates on average between 200-250 fires annually.

All investigators are certified fire investigators, firefighters, and peace officers. Investigators are on call 24-hours a day 365 days a year to respond outside of their normal office hours. Cobb Fire Investigators are responsible for investigating all suspicious and non-suspicious fires where a cause cannot readily be determined by on scene personnel. This responsibility also includes fires resulting in injury and/or death.

We also work closely with the Fire Marshal’s Office, Public Fire & Life Safety Education Division and the Juvenile Fire Setter’s Program to identify and eliminate potential life safety hazards. We are active members of the Metro Arson Task Force (ATF), Metro Fire Investigators Association and the Georgia Fire Investigators Association.

The crime of arson is one of the most costly human-made disasters. Arson indirectly contributes to increased insurance premiums, higher medical costs, lost jobs, lost income, and the increased costs of fire services. We need your help to combat this serious crime. If you have any information regarding any fire related crimes, please contact the Cobb County Fire Investigations Unit.

Cobb Fire Investigations 
1595 County Services Parkway 
Marietta, GA 30008

(770) 499-3869 
(770) 499-3861 (Fax)

Chief Fire Investigator

Georgia Arson Hotline: (800) 282-5804