A Letter from Chief Thornton

Dear Athens Citizens,

On behalf of Athens Fire/Rescue I would like to welcome you to our website. It is with great pride that I have the privilege to lead such skilled and professional men and women in our department. We strive every day to provide to the citizens of the City of Athens with the professionalism and protection they want and deserve. Our firefighters are highly trained in fire suppression as well as emergency medical services, and multiple special technical rescue disciplines. Our fire prevention program is second to none ensuring the safety of the citizens through fire code enforcement, fire safety inspections, new construction plans reviews, and public safety education programs.

If ever I can be of assistance to you please give me a call at 256-233-8710.


Bryan Thornton
Fire Chief
Chief Bryan Thornton in front of truck