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Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services (CCFES) is an all-hazards department that responds not only to Fire & EMS calls, but emergencies such as hazardous materials, technical rescue, and natural disasters. CCFES provides these various types of emergency coverage to all of unincorporated Clayton County, as well as the cities of Jonesboro, Riverdale, Lake City, Lovejoy and College Park. The Department’s service area encompasses approximately 122 square miles and serves a population of nearly 300,000 residents and is operated under the direction of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.

CCFES maintains fourteen fire stations, an administrative office building and other supporting facilities all strategically located throughout the jurisdiction. It staffs seventeen fire fighting apparatus, including structure and wildland engines and ladder trucks. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is provided with 14 ALS and BLS ambulances, as well as a specialized Hazardous Materials Team and other support units.

The Department’s Fire Prevention and Professional Standards Divisions collaborate with Clayton County’s Emergency Management Agency to develop community risk reduction initiatives including; plan review, comprehensive code enforcement and fire investigation activities. They also produce and deliver numerous programs intended to promote and teach Fire and Life Safety Education, CPR/AED skills and emergency preparedness.

Within the boundaries of Clayton County are expansive woodland and recreation areas, large single-family homes and multi-family residential complexes, hotels, a regional hospital and an international airport. The County is also crossed by 3 major interstate highways (I-75, I-675, I-285).

CCFES is currently accredited through The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and holds a Class 1 ISO Fire Rating.

The Department was established on March 1, 1967 and since has maintained a tradition of excellence that has been its trademark in fire suppression, prevention, and pre-hospital care for over 50 years.  This mission is carried out through a strong vision focused on mission-driven core values,  which are:

Core Values

  • HONOR…To serve with integrity and professionalism.
  • COURAGE…To be transparent and overcome adversity through training and compassion.
  • COMMITMENT…To provide excellence through accountability and collaboration.

Our Mission

Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services is committed to providing innovative emergency response, mitigation, and education with compassion and professionalism to create a safe place to live, work, and play for the community we serve.

For a more detailed history of Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services CLICK HERE

Clayton County Board of Commissioners and Citizens of Clayton County,

It is my sincere and distinct pleasure to present you with the strategic vision for Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services. This strategic plan will carry this organization through the year 2021 and has been seamlessly aligned with the strategic initiatives and pillars of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners.

Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services (CCFES) provides the community with fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescue, community risk reduction, fire investigation, public education, and disaster preparedness planning and response to Clayton County, Georgia’s residents, businesses, and visitors. The agency is consistently working to achieve and/or maintain the highest level of professionalism and efficiency on behalf of those it serves, and thus, contracted with the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) to facilitate a method to document the organization’s path into the future via a “Community-Driven Strategic Plan.” The following strategic plan was written in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the CFAI Fire & Emergency Service Self-Assessment Manual 9th Ed., and is intended to guide the organization within established parameters set forth by the authority having jurisdiction.

The CPSE utilized the community-driven strategic planning process to go beyond just the development of a document. It challenged the agency’s members to critically examine paradigms, values, philosophies, beliefs and desires, and challenged individuals to work in the best interest of the “team.” It further provided the agency with an opportunity to participate in the development of their organization’s long-term direction and focus. Members of the organization’s external and internal stakeholders’ groups demonstrated commitment to this important project and remain committed to the document’s completion.

This strategic plan, with its foundation based in community and membership input, revisits the organization’s pillars (Mission, Values, and Vision) and sets forth a continuous improvement plan that offers a road map for a justifiable and sustainable future.

Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services
2021-2026 Strategic Plan

Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services
7810 Highway 85
Riverdale GA. 30274


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