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Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 23 at Cumming Fairgrounds Parking Lot

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 23 at Cumming Fairgrounds Parking Lot
Halloween safety event hosted by Forsyth County public safety Local families are invited to a family-friendly Trunk or Treat Safety Event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Cumming Fairgrounds main parking lot (260 Castleberry Road), which is located on the east side of Castleberry Rd.  “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 pride in the safety education that is provided ...

Ceremony Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001

Ceremony Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001
Fire Chief and Sheriff provide remarks reflecting on the attacks of 9/11 A ceremonial event was held on Sept. 10, at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) recognizing 20 years since the terror attacks on America that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.  Photos from the event can be found by clicking here. The ceremony featured: - Remarks from Fire Chief Barry Head, Sheriff Ron Freeman and State Senator Steve Gooch - Presentation of Colors by the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office Honor Guards - Chestatee River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution wreath laying ceremony  - Governor’s commendation recognizing firefighters involved in Aug. 4 residential structure fire “There is not ...

Ceremony to Be Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001

Ceremony to Be Held at Fowler Park to Recognize 20 Years Since the Events of September 11, 2001
Fire Chief and Sheriff to provide remarks reflecting on the attacks of 9/11 A ceremonial event will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 10, at Fowler Park (4110 Carolene Way) to recognize 20 years since the terrorist attacks on America that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.  The ceremony, which will be held at the Fowler Park large picnic pavilion at the bottom of the open lawn hill, will feature: - Remarks from Forsyth County Fire Chief Barry Head and Sheriff Ron Freeman - Presentation of Colors by the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office Honor Guards - Chestatee River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution ...

The County Spotlight: Colin Halligan

The County Spotlight: Colin Halligan
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Fire Apparatus Operator and Paramedic Colin Halligan about his role with Forsyth County.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

Fire Department Graduates Latest Recruit Class

Fire Department Graduates Latest Recruit Class
In a ceremony held Saturday, June 19, the Forsyth County Fire Department graduated its newest recruit class. Family, friends and Fire Department staff attended the ceremony held at Local Church Forsyth. During the ceremony, 11 recruits officially became Forsyth County firefighters while one Johns Creek Fire Department recruit also completed training. To view photos from the ceremony, please click here.  The recruits completed 18 weeks of intense firefighter training which included instruction on structural fire control, interior search and rescue, flammable and combustible liquids fire control, pressurized container fire control, fire hose testing, truck and engine company operations, hazardous materials awareness ...

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 28, through Friday, July 2.   The camp provides participants education and experiences surrounding the job of a firefighter. Topics covered include firefighting, search-and-rescue practices, EMS and more.   “The Junior Fire Academy is something that the entire fire department looks forward to each year,” said Fire Chief Barry Head. “Along with getting to see what ...

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1

Outdoor Burn Ban Goes Into Effect May 1
Ban prohibits outdoor burning through Sept. 30 A countywide, state-mandated ban on outdoor burning goes into effect Saturday, May 1, and lasts through Sept. 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 ...

The County Spotlight: Ed Siggelkow

The County Spotlight: Ed Siggelkow
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman and District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills speaks with Deputy Fire Marshal Ed Siggelkow about his role with the Forsyth County Fire Department.   All episodes of The County Spotlight can be viewed online by clicking here and can be seen on Forsyth County's government access television channel, TVForsyth, available on Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99 and streaming 24/7 from the county’s website.

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