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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 ...

Forsyth County Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighters

Forsyth County Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighters
During the May 19, 2016 meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners, tribute was paid to honor the three line-of-duty deaths the Forsyth County Fire Department has experienced since its inception. Roads renamed as a way to memorialize and honor Allyn Lane, Dennis C. Martin and Brant Chesney were the focus of a presentation during the meeting. Lane was a volunteer firefighter for Forsyth County who died in an automobile accident en route to his fire station to respond to a call in 1975. The roadway leading into Shady Grove Campground ...

Recognition of Fallen Forsyth County Firefighters Scheduled for May 19

Recognition of Fallen Forsyth County Firefighters Scheduled for May 19
Presentation to occur during Board of Commissioners meeting   On May 19, Forsyth County will pay tribute to the three line-of-duty deaths the Fire Department has experienced since its inception. Roads renamed for fallen Firefighters Allyn Lane, Dennis C. Martin and Brant Chesney will be the focus of a presentation during the Thursday, May 19 meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners.   Firefighters Allyn Lane and Dennis C. Martin The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution renaming two roads for Firefighters Allyn Lane and Dennis C. Martin, who fell in the line of duty, along with renaming two ...

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

Winners of Forsyth County Fire Department’s Sixth 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 2016 Fire Safety Poster Contest. The three winners are: Amanda Barnaby, a student at Big Creek Elementary School Madison Lauria, a student at Brookwood Elementary School Luke Talbert, a student at Brookwood Elementary School All three winners will be treated to a pizza party with ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Holding Annual Boot Drive

Forsyth County Fire Department Holding Annual Boot Drive
Event slated for first three Saturdays in May The Forsyth County Fire Department is joining more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot”® during their annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, motorists can expect to see firefighters at intersections throughout the county on three upcoming Saturdays: May 7, 14 and 21. Donations collected during the boot drive will be presented to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. The collected funds will be utilized for fire safety and prevention education, the support of medical facilities and the assistance of burn survivors in their recovery. ...

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