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Fire Department Begins Aerial’s House Toy Collection

Fire Department Begins Aerial’s House Toy Collection
Fifteenth annual toy collection helps children in need during the holiday season   The Forsyth County Fire Department is asking for residents’ help in making the holiday season brighter for children in need with the fifteenth annual Aerial’s House toy collection.   “Each year the Fire Department personnel look forward to this opportunity to bring a smile to children and it is great to see the community get behind the project every holiday season as well,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “Because of the community’s support, the Aerial House’s toy collection has brought countless children a special holiday season over the ...

Replace Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Batteries When Changing Clocks

Replace Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Batteries When Changing Clocks
Use daylight saving time as a reminder to replace alarm batteries  As residents set their clocks back an hour to end daylight saving time on Sunday, November 5, the Forsyth County Fire Department recommends also replacing batteries in battery-powered smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.   The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months.   “We recommend replacing batteries in both devices every six to twelve months,” Division Chief Jason Shivers said. “By using daylight saving time each year ...

Trunk or Treat Safety Event October 21

Trunk or Treat Safety Event October 21
Mark your calendar! The 8th annual Forsyth County Public Safety Trunk or Treat Safety Event will be held this 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 safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations and ...

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Firefighters Nationwide

Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Firefighters Nationwide
American flags across the country, including those at Forsyth County government facilities, will fly at half-staff on Sunday, October 8, to memorialize fallen firefighters. This recognition of the brave men and women who died protecting their communities and those who carry on that proud tradition is in conjunction with observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

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 ...

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