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Forsyth County Fire Department Begins Aerial’s House Toy Collection

Forsyth County Fire Department Begins  Aerial’s House Toy Collection
Eighteenth annual toy collection helping 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 or gently used coats for children or adults may also be donated and will be distributed to those in need.  New, unwrapped toys for local children in need, between newborn and 18 years old, may be dropped off ...

VIDEO: Take a Tour of New Fire Station 11

VIDEO: Take a Tour of New Fire Station 11
Have you ever wanted to see how firefighters live while on shift at a Forsyth County Fire Station? Take a virtual tour of the new Fire Station 11 (4655 Pittman Road) with Forsyth County Fire Department Division Chief Jason Shivers. Fire Station 11 is a 12,000 square foot, four-stall station, designed to accommodate the personnel and equipment that will operate out of the facility and to allow for future growth.   In Sept. 2018, the Forsyth County Fire Department was awarded a grant from the Department of Homeland Security/FEMA to support the staff cost at Fire Station 11. The Staffing for Adequate ...

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

Change Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms When Setting Your Clocks
Nov. 1 marks the end 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.     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 once a month by pressing the TEST button. The Fire Department also reminds residents of the following safety precautions:    • Install a smoke alarm on every level of the home, in each bedroom and outside bedrooms in each sleeping area • Ensure ...

Forsyth County Students Asked To Participate in a Fire Safety Video Contest

Forsyth County Students Asked To Participate in a Fire Safety Video Contest
The Forsyth County Fire Department invites all Forsyth County students to share their artistic talents while promoting a commitment to fire safety by recording a video related to fire safety.  Submissions will be accepted through Oct. 16, and the winner of the contest will be announced Oct. 19. The winner of the video contest will receive four tickets to a local corn maze and pumpkin patch. The winning video will be featured on the County’s television station TV Forsyth (Comcast channel 23, AT&T channel 99), the County’s social media channels and website. Videos are to be 60 seconds or less and ...

Hose Uncoupling Ceremony Held for Fire Station 11

Hose Uncoupling Ceremony Held for Fire Station 11
Fire Station 11 opened in west central Forsyth County on Sept. 28 The Forsyth County Fire Department hosted a hose uncoupling ceremony for the newly opened Fire Station 11 (4655 Pittman Road) on Tuesday, Oct. 6. View photos from the ceremony by clicking here.  The new station is funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and by Impact Fees and officially opened on Sept. 28.   “Fire Station 11 proudly serves the residents of west Forsyth County and provides enhanced coverage for our customers in this area,” said Forsyth County Fire Chief Barry Head. “We are very thankful of the voters’ continued passage of ...

New Fire Station 11 Now Open in West Central Forsyth County

New Fire Station 11 Now Open in West Central Forsyth County
Construction of new facility funded by SPLOST sales tax and Impact Fees  Forsyth County Fire Department’s new Fire Station 11 (4655 Pittman Road) officially opened on Monday, Sept. 28, to improve service and reduce response times in the west central portion of Forsyth County.  Construction of the new station is funded by the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI program and by Impact Fees.   Fire Station 11 is a 12,000 square foot, four-stall station, designed to accommodate the personnel and equipment that will operate out of the facility and to allow for future growth.   In Sept. 2018, the Forsyth County ...

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 ...

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