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Anniston Fire Department

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The Anniston Fire Department proudly protects 47,310 people living in an area of 55 square miles. We operate out of five stations that protect both residential and industrial areas. Our department is a municipal department made up entirely of career personnel.  We are extremely proud of our ISO rating which is a 2.

Monitoring of our frequency on 154.340 will deliver only the dispatching of our units. This Department is currently using Digital 800Mhz for primary radio traffic. This frequency cannot be monitored on standard radio scanners.

Anniston is also home to the Regional Training Center (RTC), located at Station #3 (5400 McClellan Blvd, Anniston, AL 36206). Classes and Firefighter training courses are held here. To learn more about the RTC, please follow this link: Anniston Regional Training Center.

As a free public service, our fire departments offer smoke alarm installation. To apply for a free smoke alarm, please download this application and submit it to any of our city’s fire departments. 

Hiring & Recruitment | Anniston Fire Department:

Candidates for Fire Department positions must submit a completed Anniston Civil Service Application with a copy of a high school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license to the Anniston Civil Service Board. Please, submit applications and background packets to Heather Stephens at: hstephens@annistonal.gov. For questions, please contact: (256) 231-7760.


A background packet must be turned in with a Civil Service application. Applications and background packets may be submitted in person at City Hall (4309 McClellan Blvd, Anniston, AL 36206) or they may be submitted online by using the portal below:

  • Click here for an Application.
  • Click here for a Firefighter Background packet.

High School Fire Science Program:

Our Fire Science Program provides high school seniors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the exciting and rewarding career field of the fire service!

Students are trained to the state standards of a certified volunteer fire fighter. This training encompasses all the requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Alabama Firefighter’s Personnel Standards and Education Commission. The training is provided in cooperation with the Alabama Fire College and is accredited by the Pro Board Fire Service Professional Qualifications System and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

Upon completion of this in depth training, students are certified as a volunteer firefighter. They also will complete an Emergency Care Provider Course (ECP) and learn valuable first response emergency medical care. Students that complete this training are eligible to enter a “Bridge” recruit school to earn their Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification in five additional weeks of hands-on training. Successful completion of the “Bridge” program allows the student to immediately enter the workforce as a fully certified career firefighter! The Fire Science Program classes will be held at Anniston Fire Station #3 and Alabama Fire College Regional Training Center at 5304 McClellan Blvd. Anniston, AL 36206.

To join our fire science program please download and complete the (1.) Fire Science Program Application and (2.) Alabama Fire College Physical Statement:

Upcoming Fire Training Courses:

Anniston Fire Station #3, located at 5304 McClellan Blvd in Anniston, is also home to the Anniston Regional Training Center (ARTC). At the ARTC, individuals make take various fire training, first responder, and other classes.

    • To view the upcoming class schedule, please click here.
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Medical Assistance for Events

The Anniston Fire Department is committed to supporting all events in the City of Anniston by providing medical and rescue services. Our Command Staff will work directly with you to create a custom, event-specific Public Safety plan for you, and will serve as your one stop shop for all Public Safety staffing requests. Please see the general guidelines below in reference to various types of events that frequently occur in our City, as well as a general timeline for all events from a Public Safety perspective. Please contact a member of the Anniston Fire Department’s Command Staff if you have any questions.


Chief Jeff Waldrep | 256-689-0347

Anniston Fire Department
225 East 17th Street, Anniston, Alabama 36207

Phone: 256-231-7644

For Emergencies:
256-237-3541 or 911