About The Fund
The Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund was established as a voluntary pension system in 1955 by the Georgia General Assembly, to supplement primary pension benefits provided by entities establishing fire departments, full time or volunteer, as stated in O.C.G.A. 47-7-2. It was the intent of the General Assembly, in establishing this Fund, to provide an additional benefit which could be used by counties and municipalities and their respective fire departments to attract and retain qualified firefighters and to induce fire departments to meet and maintain minimum standards deemed essential to the ability to suppress fires.
As a supplementary pension benefit, then, it is the mission of the Georgia Firefighters' Pension Fund to supplement the welfare and well being of Georgia firefighters and their surviving beneficiaries when they, the firefighters, retire from the fire service and to provide prudent stewardship to the assets held in trust that support this mission.