firefighter in helmet with oxygen mask

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services offers competitive pay and benefits.


Starting Salary


Education Incentive Pay
  • $1,000 Associates Degree
  • $2,000 Bachelors Degree
  • $3,000 Masters Degree
Academy Graduate

$48,436 - After 18 months probationary period.

Certified Paramedic

Additional 5%-10% Differential Pay for certified paramedics after completion of recruit school.

Specialty Teams

5% incentive for Technical Rescue Team and HazMat Team Members


Eligible for health and dental coverage, retirement plan, life insurance, long term disability insurance, and deferred compensation.

Additional Benefits Available to Firefighters
  • State of Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund
  • Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services Death Benefit Fund
  • Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services Flower Fund
  • Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services Benevolent Fund


Paid Vacation Leave
  • 13 days per year / 1 year of service
  • 15 days per year / 5 years of service 
  • 20 days per year / 10 years of service
  • 22 days per year / 15 years of service
  • 25 days per year / 20 years of service

11 paid holidays per year

Paid Sick Leave

Accumulates at 4.0 hours per biweekly

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Employees are eligible for 6 weeks paid leave.

Paid Military Leave

Up to 18 days per year

Bereavement Leave Policy

Full time employees will receive up to [3] days of bereavement leave with pay for [24] hours. Employees working in part time positions shall be eligible for bereavement leave equal to [3] part time days off with pay.

Bill Johnson, Fire Chief
1595 County Services Pkwy
Marietta, GA 30008

Contact Recruiters

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(678) 581-5477

Engineer Ed Hooper
(770) 499-3875