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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 ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Junior Fire Academy

Forsyth County Fire Department Offers Junior Fire Academy
Summer camp program is for rising seventh and eighth graders   The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County youth interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free week-long daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, which is for students entering seventh and eighth grade in August 2016, will be held Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10. The camp program, now in its sixth year, is offered free of charge.   Those attending the Junior Fire Academy will have the opportunity to experience the different aspects of being a career firefighter. From firefighting ...

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 we spring forward an hour this Sunday, March 13.   Batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be changed every six to twelve months, making the start and end of daylight saving time a helpful twice-yearly reminder. After replacing batteries, the Forsyth County Fire Department suggests testing alarms at least once a month.   Residents should review the recommendations of the unit manufacturer regarding battery replacement. The units themselves ...

Fire Department Announces Sixth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest

Fire Department Announces Sixth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest
Third-grade students invited to participate   The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third-grade students to display their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the sixth annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest.   Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman noted that the contest is a great way to increase fire safety awareness and involve the county’s students.   “One of the Fire Department’s goals is to prevent incidents from occurring, through our public education efforts,” said Bowman. “Our annual Fire Safety Poster Contest is one way we work toward that goal – by engaging our ...

Ground Broken for New Fire Station 8 in Northeast Forsyth County

Ground Broken for New Fire Station 8 in Northeast Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees   Forsyth County broke ground Friday, February 19 for a new fire station that will replace the aging Station 8 on Keith Bridge Road in the northeast portion of the county. Construction of new Fire Station 8 is being funded by a combination of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and Impact Fees.   Current Fire Station 8, built by volunteers, was opened in 1984 and has far exceeded its life expectancy. The new Fire Station 8 will be designed for 24-hour occupancy, which the current station ...

Ground Broken for New Fire Station in Southern Forsyth County

Ground Broken for New Fire Station in Southern Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees   The southern portion of Forsyth County will be 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.   Ground was broken on Friday, February 12 for the department’s newest facility, which will be referred to as Forsyth County Fire Station 6. The new station will be located just off of Peachtree Parkway (Highway 141) on Brookwood Road, south of the intersection with Caney Road.   “Based on the history of incidents along the ...

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