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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
Lateral Firefighters

Lateral firefighters will receive credit for years of service.

Specialty Incentive

Paramedic and Specialty Unit (Technical Rescue, HazMat, Med Ops) pay incentive available.


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.