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Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect

Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect
Ban prohibits outdoor burning through September 30 A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Friday, May 1, and lasts through September 30. The ban prohibits all outdoor burning including the burning of leaves, yard debris and storm damage.  The Georgia Environmental Protection Division imposes this annual ban on outdoor burning to comply with federal clean air regulations and to help improve Georgia’s air quality during the hot summer months, a time when people, particularly young children, are more likely to be outdoors. This outdoor activity also coincides with an increase in ground-level ozone, which is most commonly produced ...

VIDEO: How One Forsyth County Family Survived an Overnight Fire

VIDEO: How One Forsyth County Family Survived an Overnight Fire
A week before Christmas, a fire broke out in the Veltre’s north Forsyth County home a little after midnight. Luckily for John and Andrea Veltre, and their daughter, the family’s smoke alarms were in working order and woke them up. “If they weren’t working properly, we would not be here. The alarms had one job, and they did that job, they woke us up.” Watch the video below to hear their story of survival. 

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks
March 8 marks the start of daylight-saving time and the Forsyth County Fire Department encourages residents to take this opportunity to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.   “Since we recommend changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every six to twelve months, changing batteries when you change clocks for daylight-saving time serves as the perfect reminder,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Taking those few extra minutes to change the batteries could save someone’s life.” Prior to replacing alarm batteries, review the recommendations provided by the unit’s manufacturer, and replace the units themselves every seven to ten years. It’s also important to test the alarms at least ...

Third-Grade Students Asked to Participate in Fire Safety Poster Contest

Third-Grade Students Asked to Participate in  Fire Safety Poster Contest
*UPDATE - The deadline for entries for the contest has been pushed to April 13. The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third-grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety in their annual Fire Safety Poster Contest.   Students are asked to make an original poster about one of three themes:   -Working smoke alarms save lives -Stop, drop and roll -Close before you doze   Submissions will be accepted through April 13, and the winners of each theme will be announced April 3. Winners will receive a pizza party with their class and local firefighters, a Certificate of Accomplishment from ...

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy

Registration Open for Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy
Free hands-on program educates residents about fire services   Now in its seventh year, the 10-week Forsyth County Fire Department Citizens’ Fire Academy offers participants an inside look at the profession of firefighting. Forsyth County residents interested in participating are invited to register for the upcoming program.   “The academy is truly a unique chance for citizens to get a behind-the-scenes look at their fire department and the services that we provide to protect them each day,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “Not only will participants get a hands-on learning experience, but they also will get to interact with first responders.”   The Citizens’ Fire Academy will be held on 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings ...

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Firefighter Larry Mitro

Flags Flying at Half-Staff in Honor of Forsyth County Firefighter Larry Mitro
As a mark of respect for Forsyth County Firefighter Larry Mitro, flags at county fire stations are flying at half-staff until sunset on Monday, Dec. 30. Firefighter Mitro has been with the county’s Fire Department since 1998 and was one of the county’s first 30 fulltime firefighters. Mitro passed away on Christmas morning following a battle with cancer.

Forsyth County Fire Department Begins Aerial’s House Toy Collection

Forsyth County Fire Department Begins Aerial’s House Toy Collection
Seventeenth annual toy collection helps children in need during the holiday season   The Forsyth County Fire Department is asking for residents’ help in making the holiday season brighter for children in need with the annual Aerial’s House toy collection. The initiative gets its name from a piece of equipment which is used by the Fire Department known as an aerial ladder truck.   New, unwrapped toys for local children in need, between newborn and 18 years old, may be dropped off beginning Nov. 11 through Dec. 11 at any Forsyth County fire station or the Fire Department Headquarters (3520 Settingdown Rd.). In December, donations for Aerial’s House may also ...

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks
Time change is a helpful reminder to replace batteries The Forsyth County Fire Department reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they set their clocks back an hour this Sunday, Nov. 3.  The Forsyth County Fire Department suggests that if the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are serviceable, they should be changed every six to twelve months. Prior to replacing the batteries, review the recommendations provided by the unit’s manufacturer, and replace the units themselves every seven to ten years. It’s also important to test the alarms at least once a ...

Fire Department Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighters and Graduates Recruit Class

Fire Department Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighters and Graduates Recruit Class
Fire Department promotes six, swears in nine and graduates 25   In a ceremony held Friday, Oct. 11, the Forsyth County Fire Department promoted six personnel, swore in nine firefighters and graduated its newest recruit class. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at Mountain Lake Church.   In the promotional portion of the event, the following members of the department were formally promoted to new positions: Fire Instructor Ronald Greame Fagan was promoted to division chief of operations Jason Thomas Stover was promoted to division chief fire marshal ...

UPDATE: Trunk or Treat Safety Event Rescheduled for October 25 at Cumming Fairgrounds

UPDATE: Trunk or Treat Safety Event Rescheduled for October 25 at Cumming Fairgrounds
UPDATE: Due to weather concerns, the Trunk or Treat event is rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds.  Annual Halloween safety event hosted by Forsyth County public safety   Local families are invited to the county’s annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. The family-friendly event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Cumming Fairgrounds (235 Castleberry Road).    “Trunk or Treat is a fun event and is also an opportunity to share important safety information surrounding Halloween activities,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “The fire department looks forward to Trunk or Treat every year and takes a great deal of ...

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