The Roswell Fire Department currently operates 11 engines, four aerial ladder trucks, one rescue truck, two rescue pumpers, three aircraft rescue firefighting trucks, one special operations rescue unit and three brush trucks. The typical engine is manned by a three-person crew.
All engines and aerial ladder trucks have the ability to pump water; and
all apparatus have a full complement of Advance Life Support medicines
and equipment including cardiac monitors and advanced airway bags. The
aerial ladder trucks are larger trucks that are used for high-rise
rescue and other aerial operations that may require an elevated water
stream. The rescue trucks are equipped with the Jaws of Life and many
other tools to enable firefighters to rescue people from vehicle accidents and a variety of incidents.
All Roswell Fire Department personnel are required to have a Firefighter I and II certification, as well as additional training in hazardous materials emergencies, ropes rescue, confined spaces, and automobile extrication, to name a few.
All fire department employees are also required to have an EMT certification issued by the state, and maintain that certification throughout their career. Some personnel chose to go farther with their EMS training and the department supports that education all the way to the highest level of EMT- Paramedic. The fire department has 14 Paramedics, 29 EMT-Intermediates, with the remainder being EMTs. The personnel of the organization is highly trained and dedicated and strive to provide the best customer service possible.