Featured Department

Fire Chief:
Michael Hanuscin

Deputy Chief Operations:
Barry Trammell

Assistant Chief of Training:
Duane Lockhart

Assistant Chief of Support Services:
Norval M. Knight, Jr.

Polk County is located in the Northwestern part of Georgia and stretches from the Alabama state line on the West to Paulding County on the East. Polk County is bordered by Floyd and Bartow counties on the North side and Haralson County on its Southern side. Polk county encompasses 312 square miles with a population of 43,709 residents. Polk County Fire-Rescue Department, Cedartown, Georgia, was organized in 1973 under the umbrella of the Polk County Emergency Management Agency. Roy E. Anderson was tasked with organizing the County’s Volunteer Stations into one department which operate under the oversight of the Polk County Board of Commissioners. These stations are strategically located throughout Polk County. Polk County Fire-Rescue is responsible for providing services to the unincorporated small communities as well as the City of Aragon. Early fire protection in Polk County was provided under the Civil Defense umbrella.

Approximately 80 Paid-On-Call/Volunteer Firefighters provide protection from 9 Fire Stations. In March 2024, Polk County began staffing Fire Station 6 located in Fish Creek with three paid personnel from 6AM-6PM Monday through Friday. These Firefighters are required to attend training throughout the year to maintain Certification through the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council. Polk County Fire Rescue maintains an ISO rating classification of a 5/10.

Polk County fire apparatus include: 12 engines, 10 tanker/tenders, 6 service units and 2 brush trucks.