Forsyth County Pays Tribute to Fallen Firefighters May 20, 2016 Board of Commissioners, Fire Department, Photo 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 is designated as “Allyn Lane Memorial Way.” Martin 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 1984. The roadway leading into Coal Mountain Park is designated as “Dennis C. Martin Memorial Way.” Chesney was a full-time firefighter with Gwinnett County and a volunteer firefighter for Forsyth County who died in the line of duty in 1996 while battling a structure fire in Forsyth County. The roadway along Forsyth County Fire Station 10 on Old Atlanta Road is designated as “Brant Chesney Way.” We owe a debt of gratitude to these courageous men who fell while in service to this county.