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Winners of Forsyth County Fire Department’s Ninth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest Announced

Winners of Forsyth County Fire Department’s Ninth Annual Fire Safety Poster Contest Announced
The three winners of the Forsyth County Fire Department’s 2019 Fire Safety Poster Contest were recognized during the May 16 Board of Commissioners meeting. The winners from each poster theme category are: “Stay Low and Go” - Sasha Biran, a student at Daves Creek Elementary “Two Ways Out” - Seth Landers, a student at Whitlow Elementary “Firefighters Are Our Friends” - Kayal Subramanian, a student at Daves Creek Elementary All three winners will be treated to a pizza party with their classmates and local ...

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 Wednesday, 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 ...

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive

Forsyth County Fire Department to Hold Annual Boot Drive
Fundraiser held first three Fridays and Saturdays in May The Forsyth County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot”® during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, firefighters will be collecting donations at storefronts throughout the county on three Fridays and Saturdays: May 3-4, 10-11 and 18-19 in conjunction with local businesses.  Donations collected during the boot drive will be presented to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation and will be used for fire safety and prevention education and burn survivor services. A portion of the ...

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department

Junior Fire Academy Offered by Forsyth County Fire Department
Ninth annual program available for rising seventh and eighth-graders  The Forsyth County Fire Department invites Forsyth County students interested in learning what it takes to be a firefighter to sign up for a free weeklong daytime summer camp program. The Junior Fire Academy, for students entering seventh and eighth grade this fall, will be held Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 14.   The camp provides participants education and experiences surrounding the job of a firefighter. Topics covered include firefighting, search-and-rescue practices, CPR and more.  “The Junior Fire Academy is something that we look forward to, as a department, each year,” said Fire ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighter

Forsyth County Fire Department Recognizes and Promotes Personnel, Welcomes New Firefighter
Personnel receive awards for life-saving actions In a ceremony held Friday, March 15, the Forsyth County Fire Department presented awards, promoted 18 personnel and swore in a new firefighter. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held in the Forsyth County Administration Building. Awards were presented to personnel in the first portion of the ceremony. 12 Life Saved awards were presented to Fire Department personnel in recognition of outstanding actions over the past several years.  “The Life Saved Awards are an opportunity for the Fire Department to highlight the decisive and extraordinary efforts of our personnel that directly led to ...

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks

Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Changing Clocks
Use daylight saving time as a reminder to replace alarm batteries   March 10, 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.    “We highly recommend changing batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms every six to twelve months, so it makes sense to change the batteries when changing clocks for daylight-saving time,” said Division Chief Jason Shivers. “Simply taking a few minutes twice a year to replace batteries and test alarms could be a life saver for families.” Prior to replacing alarm ...

Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders

Forsyth County Fire Department Opens Fire Safety Poster Contest to Third Graders
Local students encouraged to participate in ninth annual contest The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all local third grade students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by participating in the eighth annual Forsyth County Fire Safety Poster Contest. The Fire Safety Poster Contest is open to all third-grade students in Forsyth County public, private and homeschools. The posters should reflect one of the following themes:   - ‘Two Ways Out’ – Always know two ways out of a location - ‘Firefighters Are Our Friends’ – Don’t be scared of firefighters in gear           - ‘Get Low and Go’ – ...

VIDEO: Barry Head Sworn in as Forsyth County’s Fourth Fire Chief

VIDEO: Barry Head Sworn in as Forsyth County’s Fourth Fire Chief
Fire Chief Barry Head was sworn in as Forsyth County’s fourth fire chief during a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 17. Head had previously been serving as interim fire chief since being appointed to the position by County Manager Eric Johnson on Oct. 17, 2018 following the retirement of Chief Danny Bowman. “During his time as interim chief, Barry Head has shown that he will make an excellent Fire Chief going forward. He brings the operational experience and leadership qualities that are important for someone in this role,” said County Manager Eric Johnson. “The Forsyth County Fire Department has very good ...

Head to be Sworn In as Fire Chief

Head to be Sworn In as Fire Chief
Interim Fire Chief Barry Head will be sworn in as Forsyth County’s fourth fire chief during a ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 17. Head has been serving as interim fire chief since being appointed to the position by County Manager Eric Johnson on Oct. 17, 2018 following the retirement of Chief Danny Bowman. “During his time as interim chief, Barry Head has shown that he will make an excellent Fire Chief going forward. He brings the operational experience and leadership qualities that are important for someone in this role,” said County Manager Eric Johnson. “The Forsyth County Fire Department has very ...

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 sixth 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 Interim 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’ ...

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