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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 ...

New Forsyth County Fire Station 8 Now Open in Northeast Forsyth County

New Forsyth County Fire Station 8 Now Open in Northeast Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees Forsyth County officially opened new Fire Station 8 in the northeast portion of the county with a hose uncoupling ceremony on Friday, April 21. Construction of new Fire Station 8 was funded by a combination of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and Impact Fees. Located at 6015 Keith Bridge Road, the new fire station replaced the former Station 8, which had been built by volunteers, was opened in 1984 and had far exceeded its life expectancy. The new Fire Station 8 was designed for ...

New Forsyth County Fire Station 6 Now Open in Southern Forsyth County

New Forsyth County Fire Station 6 Now Open in Southern Forsyth County
Construction of new facility was funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees The southern portion of Forsyth County is now home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in a densely populated area of the county. A hose uncoupling ceremony was held Monday, March 27, for new Fire Station 6, located just off of Peachtree Parkway (State Route 141) on Caney Road. “I have heard from many within the new Fire Station 6 community over the last several months asking about their new station and when it would be ...

Change the Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks

Change the Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks
The start of daylight saving time is a good occasion to replace batteries The Forsyth County Fire Department reminds citizens to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks forward an hour this Sunday, March 12. 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. Prior to replacing the batteries, review the recommendations provided by the unit’s manufacturer, and replace the units themselves every seven to ten years. It’s also important to test the ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Announces Seventh Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest

Forsyth County Fire Department Announces Seventh Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest
Contest open to local third-graders 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 seventh annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest. “It is important that our youth are educated on fire safety and know how to protect themselves in the event of a fire,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “This poster contest is not only fun, but it also gives a child the opportunity to demonstrate what they know about fire safety.” The Fire Safety Poster Contest is open to all third ...

Registration Now Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Now Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy
Citizens’ Fire Academy now in fourth year Forsyth County residents interested in learning what career firefighters do are invited to register for the upcoming session of the Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy. Individuals chosen to participate in this free 10-week program will learn about the firefighter profession and its multiple divisions, types of training received and the equipment used – some of which participants will get to operate first-hand. “Our personnel are passionate about their jobs and the role we play in the community – and what better way of sharing that than by educating our citizens through ...

Fire Department's Annual Toy Collection Underway

Fire Department's Annual Toy Collection Underway
Last year’s toy collection served 1,800 local children The Forsyth County Fire Department is asking for citizens’ help in making the holiday season special for local children in need through the department’s fourteenth annual Aerial’s House toy collection. “Last year we were delighted to have collected enough toys, gift cards and monetary donations to provide for 1,800 Forsyth County children. This year, with the help of our generous community, we hope to surpass that,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “The Fire Department personnel who assist with the toy collection each year are undoubtedly grateful to witness the many individuals, children ...

Smoky Conditions Continue

Smoky Conditions Continue
Smoky conditions continue throughout the county, the result of shifting winds which are blowing smoke from fires in the northwest part of the state into our area. Please know that the Forsyth County Fire Department is aware of and monitoring the situation. As always, if you see active flames please call 911.   As a reminder, there is currently a total ban on outdoor burning in Forsyth County. No outdoor burning is allowed due to the drought conditions.

Smoky Conditions throughout the County Caused by Shifting Winds

Smoky Conditions throughout the County Caused by Shifting Winds
The Forsyth County 911 Center has received multiple reports of smoky conditions throughout the county. Please be assured that this is not being caused by a fire in the county. Rather, the National Weather Service and Georgia Forestry Commission have confirmed that it is the result of shifting winds which are blowing smoke from fires in the northwest part of the state into our area. Please know that the Forsyth County Fire Department is aware of and monitoring the situation.   As always, if you see active flames please call 911.

Change the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks

Change the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks
Daylight saving time serves as a reminder to replace alarm batteries The Forsyth County Fire Department recommends residents replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 6, as daylight saving time ends. “Replacing the batteries in your alarms is simple and relatively inexpensive,” Division Chief Jason Shivers said. “And by using daylight saving time as a cue, it makes the task easier to remember.” 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 ...

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