Peachtree City Volunteer Firefighters' Association

Support Unit of Peachtree City Fire & Rescue


Supporting Peachtree City's Bravest Since 1966

The Peachtree City Fire Department began its operation in 1966 when Myron "Brother" Leach was selected as the new fire department's first chief and he began refurbishing second-hand fire equipment for use by a group of new volunteers.

In the 1970's, the department sent members to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) schools and then on to Paramedic training. The department was the first in Georgia to have an advanced life support (ALS) ambulance operated by volunteers. They were also the first to offer telemetry, which is the ability to transmit patient EKG information via radio to the hospital for a doctor to evaluate. In 1982, the city dedicated the new Station 82 to Stan Neely, one of the long-serving volunteers. Chief Leach retired, and Gerald Reed was promoted to Chief in 1983. Station 82 became the department's headquarters, as it is today.

As Peachtree City accelerated in its growth in the 1990's, so did the fire department. In 1991, the department added a full-time Fire Marshall position. Station 84 was added in 1994 and was dedicated to Sallie Satterthwaite, who was a long-serving volunteer firefighter/paramedic.In 2015 Peachtree City's Insurance Services Organization (ISO) Public Protection Classification was improved from Class 3 to Class 1. This places among the top 137 communities in the entire nation with nearly 47,000 communities evaluated.

In 1966 Peachtree City Fire Department had less than 20 volunteer firefighters, today there are 64 Full Time Firefighters & Officers (57 firefighters for 3 shifts) (19 firefighters per shift), 30 Part Time Firefighters and 65 volunteer firefighters. This includes 51 Paramedics and 47 EMTs. The call for “help” went from less than 100 calls a year to more than 3900 calls a year. The Peachtree City Fire Department has grown by volumes since the days when Brother Leach was first forming the Department. But, the goal has never changed: to protect and aid the citizens of Peachtree City.



 Peachtree City Fire Rescue Headquarters

Fire Chief: Joe O'Conor
105 N. Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree City, GA 30269
Phone: 770-631-2526 (non-emergency line)
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

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Fire is FAST!

In less than 30 seconds a small flame can get completely out of control and turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house. In minutes, a house can be engulfed in flames. If you wake up to a fire, you won't have time to grab valuables because fire spreads too quickly and the smoke is too thick. There is only time to escape.

Fire is DARK!

Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness. If you wake up to a fire you may be blinded, disoriented and unable to find your way around the home you've lived in for years.

Fire is HOT!

A fire's heat alone can kill. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs. This heat can melt clothes to your skin. In five minutes a room can get so hot that everything in it ignites at once: this is called flash over.

Fire is DEADLY!

Fire uses up the oxygen you need and produces smoke and poisonous gases that kill. Breathing even small amounts of smoke and toxic gases can make you drowsy, disoriented and short of breath. The odorless, colorless fumes can lull you into a deep sleep before the flames reach your door. You may not wake up in time to escape.