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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. ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Graduates Recruit Class

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Graduates Recruit Class
18 recruits graduate to become firefighters   In a ceremony held Friday, April 29, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented a number of awards, promoted nine personnel and graduated its newest recruit class. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony, which was held in the auditorium at North Forsyth High School.   Awards were presented to personnel in the first portion of the ceremony.   “Periodically, the Forsyth County Fire Department reviews incidents of significance that have been nominated for particular acts of heroism or actions that result in a life saved,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers, who served as emcee for ...

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1
Ban remains in effect until October   A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Sunday, May 1, and lasts through September 30. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, trash, yard debris and storm damage, as well as bon fires.   Limited exceptions to the outdoor burn ban include: recreation/cooking fires, campfires in approved areas, open flame equipment/tar kettles/etc. and miscellaneous warming fires at construction sites. The use of fire pits is prohibited during the ban, unless they are natural gas- or propane-fueled and/or used for cooking.   The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes this ban on ...

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony

Road Renaming Dedication Ceremony
As a way to honor four Forsyth County public safety personnel who fell in the line of duty, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved the renaming of four roads – two memorializing fallen deputies and two memorializing fallen firefighters.   Today, two of those roads were officially dedicated. Sections of North Old Atlanta Road have been renamed for Deputy Bill Cantrell and Reserve Deputy Larry Mulkey, who were shot and killed in 1972 after being abducted during a traffic stop. Today a ceremony was held to dedicate “Deputy Bill Cantrell Memorial Road” and “Larry Mulkey Memorial Road.”   Plans are being made for dedication ceremonies for the two roads ...

Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel

Forsyth County Renames Roads to Honor Fallen Public Safety Personnel
Dedication ceremony to be held April 14   As a way to honor four Forsyth County public safety personnel who fell in the line of duty, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently approved the renaming of four roads.   At their February 23, 2016 work session, the board unanimously approved a Resolution designating honorary names for four county roads or road segments – two memorializing fallen firefighters and two memorializing fallen deputies.   The Resolution states that “every citizen of Forsyth County owes a debt of gratitude to the courageous men and women who fell while in service to this county and the ...

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