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Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 19 at Cumming Fairgrounds

Trunk or Treat Safety Event to be Held October 19 at 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 Saturday, Oct. 19, 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 pride in the safety education that is provided to the community.”   The purpose of the event is for children to have fun while learning about ...

Forsyth County Fire and State Agencies Discuss River Water Safety

Forsyth County Fire and State Agencies Discuss River Water Safety
During a media briefing on Aug. 27, representatives from the Forsyth County Fire Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the National Parks Service and the Army Corps of Engineers addressed topics surrounding river water safety ahead of the upcoming Labor Day weekend.   The primary focus of the briefing, which was held at Buford Dam’s Lower Pool West Park, was safety on the Chattahoochee River, particularly near the dam.   “The flow of the river changes rapidly during a release,” said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Natural Resource Manager Nicholas Baggett. “If you hear the (water release warning) horn, you need to get out of the water as soon as ...

VIDEO: Ground Broken for New Fire Station in West Central Forsyth County

VIDEO: Ground Broken for New Fire Station in West Central Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees   The west central portion of Forsyth County will be home to a new station for the Forsyth County Fire Department, designed to improve service and reduce response times in the surrounding area of the county.   Ground was broken on Tuesday, Aug. 6, for the department’s newest facility, which will be referred to as Forsyth County Fire Station 11. The new station will be located on Pittman Rd. Construction of the new station is funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and by Impact ...

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’ – ...

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