About the Department The Savannah Fire Department is steeped in history dating back to the City’s first organized fire company in 1759. It is the first fully-mechanized fire department in the United States.
Chief Elzie Kitchen, the Department’s 36th fire chief, took over in 2022. He leads a, ISO Class I fire department of more than 300 full-time, professional firefighters.
Fire Chief Elzie Kitchen
VISION We are committed to serving our community while preserving life and property.
MISSION We are committed to serving Savannah by continuously improving with a culture that encourages innovation, professionalism, and inclusion.