Emergency Response The Cartersville Fire Department strives to keep Cartersville a safe and fire conscious city. Cartersville Fire professionals respond to many types of emergencies for the community. Through technical training and education this department provides services in fire suppression, technical rescue, basic life support, trauma care and hazardous materials response. Cartersville Fire Department is a Charter Member of TASK Force 6, Northwest Georgia’s Search and Rescue Team (GSAR). They are joint partners with Bartow County Fire Department to provide a level II hazardous material team. Cartersville Fire also is a member of the Georgia Mutual Aid Group and active participates with the North Georgia Incident Management Team. The department has assisted in regional disasters including response to Hurricane Katrina and the Southwest Georgia Wildfires of 2007.