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Winners of Forsyth County Fire Department’s Eighth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest Announced

Winners of Forsyth County Fire Department’s Eighth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest Announced
Students recognized at Board of Commissioners meeting The Forsyth County Fire Department is pleased to announce the winners of the department’s 2018 Fire Safety Poster Contest. The three winners are:  • Emme Bigbie, a student at Vickery Creek Elementary  • Kenlee Haney, a student at Veritas Classic School/Homeschool • Shreya Rout, a student at Big Creek Elementary All three winners will be treated to a pizza party with their classmates and local firefighters, and will receive a certificate of accomplishment from Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman. The winners were recognized and congratulated by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their meeting May 17, and will ...

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department
Eighth annual program available for rising seventh- and eighth-graders   The Forsyth County Fire Department invites youth of Forsyth County 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 4, through Friday, June 8.    The camp provides participants education and experiences surrounding the job of a firefighter. Topics covered include firefighting, search-and-rescue practices, CPR and more.   “The Junior Fire Academy is a great way to show our community’s students a week in the life of a firefighter while also helping ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighters

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighters
Personnel receive awards for life-saving actions In a ceremony held Thursday, March 29, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented awards, promoted four personnel and swore in four new firefighters. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at the Central Park Recreation Center. The event began with the presentation of awards to a number of department personnel. “Periodically, the Forsyth County Fire Department reviews incidents in which the actions of our personnel have resulted in a life saved,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers, who served as emcee for the ceremony. “Additionally, specific incidents that result in decisive and extraordinary efforts ...

Forsyth County Fire Department’s First Career Firefighters Reach 20-Year Anniversary with County

Forsyth County Fire Department’s First Career Firefighters Reach 20-Year Anniversary with County
More than half continue to serve with the department today   Friday, March 23 marks the 20-year anniversary of the hiring of Forsyth County’s first full-time, career firefighters. The move toward what is now a progressive and modern fire department got its origins in the hiring of those original 30 firefighters in the spring of 1998.    “The groundwork of our Fire Department was laid by the countless volunteer firefighters who organized the department in 1972,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “The addition of 30 highly motivated, 'career' firefighters in 1998, however, certainly raised the bar relative to rapid, efficient emergency services ...

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks
Use daylight saving time as a reminder to replace alarm batteries    When setting clocks forward an hour this Sunday, March 11 to mark the start of daylight saving time, the Forsyth County Fire Department advises residents to also change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.    The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months.   “An easy way to remember when it’s time to change batteries in both devices is to associate it with changing clocks for daylight saving time,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Simply taking a ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders

Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire  Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders
Local students encouraged to participate in eighth annual contest The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the eighth annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest. The Fire Safety Poster Contest is open to all third grade students in Forsyth County public, private and homeschools. The posters should reflect one of the following themes:   • ‘Tools Not Toys’ – Matches and lighters are tools, not toys • ‘Report an Emergency’ – Know when and how to call in an emergency • ‘Two Ways Out’ – Importance of knowing two ...

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy
Free hands-on program educates residents about fire services Now in its fifth year, the 10-week Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy offers participants an inside look at the profession of firefighting, hands-on experience with equipment used by the fire department as well as an opportunity to interact with first responders. Forsyth County residents interested in participating are invited to register for the upcoming program, which provides a chance to learn about the variety of services the department provides.   “The Forsyth County Fire Department is proud to serve the citizens of the county every day, so we enjoy this chance to ...

Fire Department's Aerial’s House Toy Collection Underway

Fire Department's Aerial’s House Toy Collection Underway
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 ...

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