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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 ...

Change the Batteries in Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When You Change Your Clocks

The Forsyth County Fire Department encourages citizens to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks back an hour on Sunday, November 1, as daylight saving time ends.   “Something as simple as changing a battery could save lives,” Division Chief Jason Shivers said. “And by replacing these batteries twice each year when you adjust your clocks, it’s easy to remember.”   If the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months. Then, the Forsyth County Fire Department suggests testing the ...

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