Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get an incident report? 

   Bartow County Fire Department will comply to all lawful open records requests. Bartow County Fire Department does not accept requests of this type via email, fax, or telephone. All requests must be made via standard mail or in person to Bartow County Fire Department, Station #1, 5435 Highway 20, NE, Cartersville, GA  30121. Reports are NOT available at outlying fire stations. There is a $3.00 administrative fee for all requests of these types. This fee is waived for the actual property owner. Payment can be made by Cash or Check only. Please make checks payable to Bartow County Fire Department. You may include a fax number and instructions with your request to expedite your receipt of the information.

Where can I get a free Smoke Detector? 

      If you are not able to afford a smoke detector, Bartow County Fire Department can provide you with two (2) per residence. You must contact Headquarters Fire Station 1 at 5435 Highway 20, NE Cartersville, GA 30121. There is a form you must fill out to be eligible. Free Smoke Detectors are subject to availability. 

Why does the Fire Engine come when I request an Ambulance?

      All firefighters at BCFD are required to hold a First Responder Certification. In cases of critical emergency calls, Bartow EMS depends on the firefighters to help with patient care, and in some situations firefighters are needed to drive the ambulance to hospitals. BCFD fire engines are strategically placed throughout the county to respond to calls and these stations allow the fire department to arrive on scene before Bartow EMS. 

Do you offer fire extinguisher classes? 

The Training Division also provides fire extinguisher training for companies and organizations within Bartow County. There is a $10 per person charge for this training. The fee covers the cost of supplies and training personnel. For more information or to schedule a class contact Training Chief Chad Woodall at 770-387-5151 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Where can I find the new fee schedule for fire inspections? 

The fee schedule for fire inspections can be found under the Fire Marshal's office page under the fire codes menu item or here

Where can I find the application for building plan reviews? 

The application can be found under the Fire Marshal's drop down menu in the Fire Code submenu. Or you can click here to download and print out the application. 

Where can I find the Fire Marshal inspection application for business license? 

It can be found on the fire codes page under the Fire Marshal's page. Also, you can click here for the application. 


What are the Lock-Box requirements?

Lock-Box Requirements

How do I order a Knox Box?

Instructions for Ordering a Knox Box