Atlanta Fire Department company journal
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Atlanta Fire Department company journal

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Atlanta (Ga.). Fire Department.
Title: Atlanta Fire Department company journal
Dates: 1933-1937
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft. (1 oversized box)
Identification: ahc.MSS897

Biographical/Historical Note

The first Atlanta Fire Department, Atlanta Fire Company No. 1, was formed on March 25, 1851. The fire department was officially chartered by the State of Georgia on April 4, 1852. Now known as the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, the department, according to its mission statement, seeks to provide "prompt quality services to our stakeholders that promote safety, sustainability, and enrich the quality of life through professional development and dedication."

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one company journal kept by the Atlanta Fire Department. The journal was kept in accordance with the rules for maintaining a company journal, spelled out in the front cover of the journal. Items to be recorded in the journal include: special duties performed by each member, delinquencies of officers and members, reports transmitted, alarms received, runs made, time of return from alarm, reporting back in service, apparatus out of service, changing hose, sickness of men, tardiness or absence without leave, collisions or other accidents, drills, and receipt of supplies.

Index Terms

Fire departments--Georgia--Atlanta
Fire engines--Dispatching

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atlanta Fire Department company journal, MSS 897, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1996

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




MSS OS Box 1.2851Atlanta Fire Department company journal, 1933-1937