South Fulton’s finest have joined more than 40 law enforcement agencies to ensure safety throughout the metro area during Super Bowl LIII weekend.
“One of my primary objectives as the Mayor of the City of South Fulton is to make sure that the people who live in this city and the people who are visiting this city will be safe,” stated Mayor William “Bill” Edwards. “As a neighboring city approximately 20 minutes from the City of Atlanta, it is vital that we work together to ensure that our communities know we are well prepared to provide support and to keep activities safe.”
The South Fulton Police Department has partnered with the City of Atlanta to provide tactical support from the SWAT Unit. Other personnel have been assigned to several critical areas around the Super Bowl event.
South Fulton Fire Rescue has also entered into an agreement with the Charlie Brown Airfield to provide dedicated service. The department will render and provide dedicated Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting protection, Advanced Life Support, Emergency Medical Services, and first responder services to the airfield.
To prepare, representatives from the fire and rescue department participated in an eight-hour training. Nearly 600 airplanes are expected to be parked along the field during the week of the big game.
“The City of South Fulton is excited to partner with the City of Atlanta Police Department and the Charlie Brown Airfield as we work to provide public safety services during Super Bowl LIII,” said City Manager Odie Donald II. “The safety of our visitors and residents is our top priority during this world-renowned sporting event and we want visitors to have a pleasant and memorable experience. We are excited to introduce visitors to the new City of South Fulton and all the great things we have to offer.”
Photo: City of South Fulton SWAT patrols the downtown area, assisting with security for Super Bowl LIII (Credit: South Fulton Police Department)