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Registration Open for Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Open for Citizens’ Fire Academy
Free program educates citizens about fire and emergency services   Are you interested in learning about Forsyth County’s fire and emergency services? If so, register today for the upcoming session of the Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy. Participants in this free 10-week program will gain an inside look at the profession of firefighters by learning about the variety of services offered by the fire department, learning about fire and firefighting equipment, and interacting with first responders.   The upcoming session of the Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday, March ...

Forsyth County Transitions to New Provider for Emergency Medical Services

Forsyth County Transitions to New Provider for Emergency Medical Services
Forsyth County will be served by a new emergency medical services provider beginning Thursday, January 14. Central Emergency Medical Services, LLC will assume emergency medical services in Forsyth County effective at 9 a.m. on January 14.   “Ensuring that our citizens receive quality public safety and emergency medical services is without question the highest priority for Forsyth County government,” said Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos. “Our residents are, and will continue to be, protected. Please be assured that there will be absolutely no interruption to emergency medical services in Forsyth County.”   The change in providers comes as a result of the ...

Sign Up to Receive Forsyth County Emergency and Weather Alerts

Sign Up to Receive Forsyth County Emergency and Weather Alerts
Those who have signed up previously must re-register for the time-sensitive notifications.   Stay informed during emergency and severe weather events by signing up to receive emergency and weather alerts from Forsyth County government. Forsyth County is now partnering with Swift911 to provide these notifications.   Residents can elect to receive the time-sensitive notifications via email, telephone call and/or text message. There is no cost for residents to sign up to receive these alerts, but phone usage or text charges may apply.   The alerts will be sent out for three severe weather situations (severe thunderstorm warnings, flash flood warnings and tornado warnings) ...

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2016

Board of Commissioners Elects Officers for 2016
At their first meeting of the year on January 7, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners elected officers for 2016.   The officers remain unchanged from 2015, as District 1 Commissioner R.J. (Pete) Amos was re-elected to serve as chairman; District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills was re-elected to serve as vice chairman; and District 2 Commissioner Brian R. Tam was re-elected to serve as secretary.   The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is made up of five members, each living in a specific district and elected by district to serve four-year terms. Each year in January, the five members elect officers for ...

Winter Weather Heating Safety Tips from Forsyth Fire

Winter Weather Heating Safety Tips from Forsyth Fire
Help keep you and your family safe during cold weather with these safety tips from the Forsyth County Fire Department.   Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. Follow manufacturers’ recommendations regarding where and how to use any heating devices. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like a furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater. Never place heaters on tables or furniture. Avoid using extension cords for heaters ...

Temporary Closure of Chamblee Gap Road

Temporary Closure of Chamblee Gap Road
Chamblee Gap Road will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Bethelview Road to Johnson Road beginning January 4, 2016. The temporary closure is to allow for improvements to be made, including realigning and upgrading Chamblee Gap Road to an urban curb and gutter paved roadway with sidewalks and multi-use paths adjacent to the roadway.   The road improvements are being completed by Lennar, homebuilder for a residential development being constructed off of Chamblee Gap Road, northwest of the city of Cumming. The development is slated to include 572 single-family detached homes and 124 attached units. No county funds are involved ...

Christmas Tree Recycling Available Through January 30

Christmas Tree Recycling Available Through January 30
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB) invites residents to continue their annual post-holiday tradition of recycling their Christmas trees during the “Bring One for the Chipper” event now through January 30. Last year, Forsyth County recycled more than 4,000 trees.   Christmas trees can be dropped off at locations throughout the county where a wood chipper will process the trees into mulch.   “Forsyth County residents have recycled more than 98,000 Christmas trees since the county began participating in the ‘Bring One for the Chipper’ program in 1994,” said Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright. “We are looking forward to another great turnout ...

Report on the Fiscal Impact of the Proposed City of Sharon Springs

Report on the Fiscal Impact of the Proposed City of Sharon Springs
A report on the fiscal impact of the proposed city of Sharon Springs was distributed to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners at their December 22, 2015 work session. The report was commissioned by the board earlier this year and was completed by the Center for Economic Development Research at Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. Click here to view the report.

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