Free Community CPR ClassesRoswell Fire Department will host two free community CPR classes at Fire Station 7 on June 16, 2018. Participants must be at least 12 years of age and must be a Roswell resident.
Classes will be held at 9 and 11:30 AM and are expected to last between one and a half to two hours. Space is limited to 16 participants per class. Registration begins May 16.
- Excessive Heat Guidebook
- Request for Fire/EMS Incident Report Form
- National Fire Protection Association
- Roswell - Alpharetta Public Safety Training Center
- USFA - Fire Prevention
- U.S. Fire Administration
After many years of dedicated service to the City of Roswell Fire Department; Captain Jason “Woz” Wozniack has retired. Join us in thanking Captain Woz for his many years of dedication to the City of Roswell.
FREE CAR SEAT CHECK!
Meet Battalion Chief Michael Vickery: What year did you start your Fire service Career? June 4, 1979 Why did you choose the fire service as a career? I graduated from Roswell High School in May of 1977. An Uncle was a Lieutenant at the time with DeKalb County Fire Department. He suggested I apply. I applied at DeKalb County and other Metro Fire departments in June of 1977. It took me two years to go through the process to get hired. I became a member of the Roswell Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department on Tuesday, April 1, 1980. June 4 of 2018, I will celebrate 39 years in the Fire service. What has been your Favorite Position in the fire service? Driver/Engine with DeKalb, Tillerman on a 1988/1968 85’ Peter Pirsch Ladder Truck. What has been your most memorable moment? Rescued a person (s) from a burning house. House fire with reported entrapment on dispatch, back in the 1980’s. Nighttime fire, cold and rainy around midnight. I arrived first on scene and encountered heavy smoke from a two story on a basement, second story heavy smoke, heavy fire on the first floor C-Charlie/D-Delta side of the structure, Rescue mode. 3 persons exiting the structure from the A-Alpha side front entrance door. On 360* walk around Roswell Police had rescued one (1)child from C-Charlie side and reported one (1) child still in the building. Encounter screams from the D-Delta side of the second floor, Adult female hanging out the window with heavy black smoke streaming out the upper portion of the window. I established verbal contact with her and rushed to the first arriving Engine and retrieved with the help of two (2) other firefighters a 24’ extension ladder. We hurried to the D-Delta side, I and the two Firefighters raised the ladder which just reached the bottom seal of the trapped occupants’ window. I climbed the ladder, made contact with the trapped victim and rescued the adult female via the ladder to safety. I handed the female over to the ambulance who transported her to the hospital. At the end of the night, on scene personnel had rescued 5 people, with one (1) fatality. We lost the house as we were in rescue mode then defensive, but we did have a sense of accomplishment of rescuing 5 people. Even today, when I travel by this location, the house has been rebuilt and there’s no evidence of such a tragedy. I still recall this event as it were yesterday. What hobbies do you have in your off time? Fishing and Travel. What kind of legacy would you like to leave in the fire service? The Legacy I would like to leave the department with: Known as a mentor and leader within the Department and Personnel by my actions, words, continued training and experience. One where every person under my command always went/goes home safe to their loved ones at the end of the shift. Available 24/7 for my personnel in their time of need, if it be Departmental or private in nature. An Officer known for balancing the best interest of the Department as well as my personnel. Always striving to be the best Chief/Person I can through continued training and experience.
Great day to train on car fires. RFD Best of the Best