Athens Fire Department

Prevention, Suppression,and Safety

The City of Athens Fire Department's New Fire Engine
Athens firefighters use rescue tools to save lives.
Athens purchases rescue tools with money from a Safety Grant.
Athens firefighters use a "rabbit tool" to open a car hood.
Athens firefighters teach children how to escape a fire.
Athens firefighters support Sweetwater in a downtown fire.
Athens firefighters are always reaching for the top.



The fire department shall have as its objectives:

  1. To prevent uncontrolled fire from starting.
  2. To prevent the loss of life and property.
  3. To confine fires to the place of origin.
  4. To extinguish uncontrolled fires.
  5. To prevent loss of life from asphyxiation.
  6. To perform such rescue work as its equipment and/or the training of its personnel makes practicable.

The city of Athens Fire Department can be reached at or by phone at (423) 744-2762.