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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 ...

Georgia Forestry Commission Restricts Outdoor Burning in Forsyth County Due to Drought Conditions

Georgia Forestry Commission Restricts Outdoor Burning in Forsyth County Due to Drought Conditions
While the summer ban on outdoor burning enacted each year by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has ended, the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) has announced that, due to drought conditions, outdoor burning permits will not be issued in Forsyth County for the foreseeable future. The restriction on outdoor burning applies to all of the counties in the GFC’s Coosa South District, of which Forsyth County is a part. All outdoor burning including leaves, trash, yard debris and storm damage is prohibited.   The GFC cited the current drought conditions, ongoing fire activity and forecast models showing no significant moisture as the ...

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 22 at Cumming Fairgrounds

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 22 at Cumming Fairgrounds
Family-friendly event now in its seventh year   Bring the whole family and have fun while learning how to stay safe this Halloween during the seventh annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The family-friendly event will be held at the Cumming Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is one family-sized bag of candy per family. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to Trunk or Treat, which will feature a variety of fun activities and games. There will also be information on costume safety, pedestrian safety, stranger danger, stop-drop-roll demonstrations and more.                “Forsyth County’s ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Promotes Personnel, Recognizes Battalion Chief

Forsyth County Fire Department Promotes Personnel, Recognizes Battalion Chief
36 personnel promoted to rank of sergeant   In two ceremonies, held Monday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 17, the Forsyth County Fire Department promoted 36 personnel and recognized one of its battalion chiefs. Family, friends and fire department staff attended the ceremonies, which were held at the Forsyth County Public Safety Complex.   During the promotional portion of the ceremonies, 36 personnel were promoted to the rank of sergeant in the position of fire apparatus operator. Sergeant is a new classification within the Fire Department and now allows for assigning a designated and tested operator to every front-line ...

Fire Department Offers Fireworks Safety Tips in Time for Independence Day Celebrations

Fire Department Offers Fireworks Safety Tips in Time for Independence Day Celebrations
Sixty-seven percent of fireworks injuries in 2014 occurred in the month around Independence Day   The Forsyth County Fire Department reminds citizens this Independence Day to practice safe handling of fireworks and to be alert while observing fireworks displays.   “Fireworks displays are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations, but they are also very unpredictable, and accidents and injuries can occur without much warning,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “The best way to avoid injury is to remain alert and 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 ...

Forsyth County Fire Department to Participate in 2016 International Fire/EMS Safety Stand Down

Forsyth County Fire Department to Participate in 2016 International Fire/EMS Safety Stand Down
Firefighter safety and health is focus of initiative   The Forsyth County Fire Department will participate in the 2016 International Fire/EMS Safety Stand Down from June 19-25. The 2016 International Fire/EMS Safety Stand Down is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and is supported by a network of emergency service, health and safety organizations.   The International Fire/EMS Safety Stand Down is an annual event that aims to improve firefighter safety and health to give all a better chance of survival during emergencies and in the long-term. Fire departments across ...

2015 Forsyth County Annual Report and 2015 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report Now Available

2015 Forsyth County Annual Report and 2015 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report Now Available
Both annual reports are available for pick up and may be viewed online   Those interested in learning more about their county government and their county fire department may pick up a copy of the 2015 Forsyth County Annual Report and the 2015 Forsyth County Fire Department Annual Report, which are now available. Both annual reports provide information to residents about the county’s recent progress and accomplishments.   The 2015 Forsyth County Annual Report provides information regarding the county government’s projects and progress in 2015, highlights of the year and financial data.   “The goal of this publication is to share with citizens ...

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