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Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 21 at Cumming Fairgrounds

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 21 at Cumming Fairgrounds
Safety event in its eighth year   Local families are invited to Forsyth County’s eighth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. This popular family-friendly event will be held on Saturday, October 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Admission is one family-sized bag of candy per family.   “For the Forsyth County Fire Department, educating the public on safety is at the forefront of what we do, and that is what this event is all about,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman.   The purpose of the event is for children to have fun while learning about Halloween safety including costume ...

Touch a Truck and Child Safety Seat Event September 9 at Fowler Park

Touch a Truck and Child Safety Seat Event September 9 at Fowler Park
Families will want to mark their calendars now for a day of fun and safety on Saturday, September 9, when Forsyth County will host a touch a truck and child safety seat event. The free event will be held near the playground at Forsyth County’s Fowler Park from 9 a.m. to noon.   Offered by Safe Kids Forsyth and the Forsyth County Fire Department, this event will provide an opportunity for parents and other caregivers to have their child safety seats inspected for proper installation while the kids check out a fire truck up close.   “Unfortunately, all too often we see ...

Forsyth County Receives National Awards for Two Annual Reports

Forsyth County Receives National Awards for Two Annual Reports
Recognitions come from the National Association of County Information Officers   The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) has recognized the Forsyth County Government 2015 Annual Report and the Forsyth County Fire Department 2015 Annual Report through the 2017 NACIO Awards of Excellence. Both reports earned an Excellence rating, the result of exceeding industry standards.   The Forsyth County Government 2015 Annual Report includes highlights from the year, updates on transportation projects and new parks, information on county government funding and more. The 2015 report can be viewed online at the Department of Communications page at forsythco.com. Printed copies of the ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Urges Fireworks Safety This Independence Day

Forsyth County Fire Department Urges Fireworks Safety This Independence Day
Fireworks are best left to professionals The Forsyth County Fire Department urges citizens to practice safe handling of fireworks and to be alert while observing fireworks displays this Independence Day. “Fireworks displays are a part of many Independence Day celebrations but they are also very unpredictable, and accidents can occur with little to no warning,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “The best way to avoid injury is to remain alert and to leave the fireworks displays to trained professionals.” According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 230 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries ...

2016 Annual Reports Now Available

2016 Annual Reports Now Available
Both reports can be viewed at forsythco.com   The 2016 Forsyth County Annual Report and 2016 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report are now available. Both annual reports provide information on recent projects, accomplishments and statistics.   The 2016 Forsyth County Annual Report includes county government projects and progress in 2016, highlights of the year and recent financial data.   “I hope this annual report – that includes everything from information about new facilities and parks to a breakdown of the county’s spending in 2016 – better familiarizes residents with their county government and all the great work our employees do,” said Interim County ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Graduates Recruit Class

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Graduates Recruit Class
Fire Department promoted two, and graduated 12 In a ceremony held Monday, May 15, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented awards, promoted two personnel and graduated its newest recruit class. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at North Forsyth High School. Awards were presented to personnel in the first portion of the ceremony. Four Life Saved awards were presented to Fire Department personnel in recognition of outstanding actions over the past several years. Three of the Life Saved awards were presented to the firefighters by the individuals whose life they saved. In the promotional portion of the event, ...

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive
Fundraiser held first three Saturdays in May The Forsyth County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot”® during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, firefighters will be collecting donations at intersections throughout the county on three upcoming Saturdays: May 6, 13 and 20. Donations collected during the boot drive will be presented to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and will be used for fire safety and prevention education, and burn survivor services. A portion of the total funds raised will be returned to ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Junior Fire Academy

Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Junior Fire Academy
Weeklong summer program is open to rising seventh- and eighth-graders The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County youth interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free weeklong daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, for students entering seventh and eighth grade this fall, will be held Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9. Junior Fire Academy participants will get to experience the different aspects of being a career firefighter. From firefighting to CPR, the campers will have an unforgettable educational experience. “Our annual Junior Fire Academy is now in its ...

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1
Ban runs through end of September A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Monday, May 1, and lasts through September 30. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, trash, yard debris and storm damage. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes this ban on outdoor burning to comply with Federal Clean Air Regulations. During the summer months in Georgia, the ozone in the air can reach unhealthy levels. Open burning has been identified as a significant contributor of the pollutants that form ozone. For more details regarding outdoor burning regulations, visit the Fire Department ...

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