Fire Safety & Public Education

The Fire Safety and Public Education division operates within the Fire Marshal's Office. 

Fire is one of the greatest hazards that exist to life and property. Our mission is to promote fire prevention and safety for all Forsyth County citizens. In order to do this, we have developed several programs that will enable us to assist in saving life and property. 

Along with the basic fire safety programs, we have our “Fire Safety House”. With this house we teach children what to do in case there is a fire in their home.

The division also offers free smoke alarms and installation to our lower income families and assistance for those that cannot reach an alarm for servicing. Our staff is also ready and willing to assist any member of the community by checking their smoke alarms and addressing any concerns.

Other programs include:

  • Fire prevention and safety awareness for businesses and places of assembly. 
  • Pre-school fire safety
  • Youth fire setter intervention program 
  • Fire station tours
  • Fire safety for senior citizens 
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • C.A.R.S. (Children Are Riding Safely) - Our child car safety seat inspection and training program

We are also available to speak at homeowners association meetings and other groups about the importance of fire prevention and safety.

For programs other than smoke alarms please provide a two week notice for booking.

For more information contact our Fire Prevention Bureau at (678) 455-8072 or contact the public education team directly at

Contact Us

 Address: 3520 Settingdown Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: (770) 781-2180
 Fax: (770) 781-2194
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

The Forsyth County Fire Department protects life, property, and the environment from the ravages of fire and all other emergencies, both natural and man made, and provides citizens and visitors with emergency medical pre-hospital care in a highly effective manner with the best trained personnel possible.