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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 ...

Fire Station 8 Personnel and Equipment to Temporarily Relocate During New Station Construction

Fire Station 8 Personnel and Equipment to Temporarily Relocate During New Station Construction
Existing structure must be razed to make way for replacement station   Ground will soon be broken for new Forsyth County Fire Station 8, which will replace the current station located at 6015 Keith Bridge Road in the northeast portion of the county. The replacement station will be constructed adjacent to the existing structure, requiring demolition of the current station prior to commencement of construction. To ensure that the territory served by Fire Station 8 continues to have coverage during this time, personnel and equipment from Forsyth County Fire Station 8 will temporarily relocate to and respond from Dawson County Fire ...

Registration Open for Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Open for Citizens’ Fire Academy
Free program educates citizens about fire and emergency services   Are you interested in learning about Forsyth County’s fire and emergency services? If so, register today for the upcoming session of the Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy. Participants in this free 10-week program will gain an inside look at the profession of firefighters by learning about the variety of services offered by the fire department, learning about fire and firefighting equipment, and interacting with first responders.   The upcoming session of the Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning Tuesday, March ...

Forsyth County Transitions to New Provider for Emergency Medical Services

Forsyth County Transitions to New Provider for Emergency Medical Services
Forsyth County will be served by a new emergency medical services provider beginning Thursday, January 14. Central Emergency Medical Services, LLC will assume emergency medical services in Forsyth County effective at 9 a.m. on January 14.   “Ensuring that our citizens receive quality public safety and emergency medical services is without question the highest priority for Forsyth County government,” said Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos. “Our residents are, and will continue to be, protected. Please be assured that there will be absolutely no interruption to emergency medical services in Forsyth County.”   The change in providers comes as a result of the ...

Winter Weather Heating Safety Tips from Forsyth Fire

Winter Weather Heating Safety Tips from Forsyth Fire
Help keep you and your family safe during cold weather with these safety tips from the Forsyth County Fire Department.   Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. Follow manufacturers’ recommendations regarding where and how to use any heating devices. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like a furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater. Never place heaters on tables or furniture. Avoid using extension cords for heaters ...

Holiday Fire Prevention and Safety Tips from Forsyth County Fire

Holiday Fire Prevention and Safety Tips from Forsyth County Fire
“The Forsyth County Fire Department encourages everyone to take precautionary measures to help ensure safety throughout the holiday season,” Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “Responsible use of items such as lights and decorations can help prevent fires and injuries.”   Heating Safety Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater. Never place heaters on tables or furniture. Avoid using extension cords for heaters if possible. Do not use unvented gas heaters ...

Fire Department Annual Toy Collection Underway

Fire Department Annual Toy Collection Underway
The Forsyth County Fire Department is seeking the assistance of citizens in helping to make this holiday season special for children in need, through the department’s thirteenth annual Aerial’s House toy collection.   “Forsyth County’s residents and businesses have generously supported our Aerial’s House toy collection over the years and for that we are sincerely appreciative,” Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “For the Fire Department personnel, it is an honor to be able to play a role in helping brighten the holidays for children in our community by providing the drop-off locations for toys.”   New, unwrapped toys for ...

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