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Atlanta Fire Department company journal

Collection number: ahc.MSS897

Scope and Content

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.


  • 1933-1937


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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."


1.5 linear ft. (1 oversized box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1996

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Atlanta Fire Department company journal
Josh Hogan
August 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305