Community Risk Reduction

We at Chatham Emergency Services make risk reduction for our community one of our highest priorities. On this site you will find information, articles, and suggestions to help reduce the risk of fire and provide the safest environment for your family. Also below you will find information to some of our most popular community involvement projects.

JUNE WEEK 1 GRILLING SAFETY

When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill. Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires. Each year an average of 8,900...

JUNE WEEK 2 ELECTRICAL SAFETY AROUND WATER

For many of us, water activities equal fun. But it’s important to be aware of electrical hazards while enjoying the water. Electric shock drowning (ESD) can occur when faulty wiring sends an electrical current into the water. The current then passes through the body,...

JUNE WEEK 3 CAMPING SAFETY

Campfires · Clear away dry leaves and sticks, overhanging low branches and shrubs. · Watch children while the fire is burning. Never let children or pets play or stand too close to the fire. · Attend to the campfire at all times. A campfire left alone for only a few...

JUNE WEEK 4 FIREWORKS SAFETY

Each July 4th, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. To avoid the risk of...

SAFE Family Program

In 2017 Chatham Emergency Services launched the SAFE (Smoke Alarms For Eveyone) Program. This program serves to help ensure our subscribers are safe and have the proper equipment in their homes to alert them in the event of a fire so that everyone can get out safely. Visit the link below to submit your request for free detectors today.

For more information visit: www.chathamsafefamily.com

Knox Box/Key Program

Chatham Emergency Services utilizes Knox Boxes throughout our community to help allow us access to home and businesses in the event of an emergency. We work to maintain proper operation of these devices constantly. To find out more information please call our headquarters at (912) 354-1011.

Schedule An Event With Us!

Public interaction is one of our most important goals for education in creating the safest community possible. Visit the page below for more information on how to schedule a visit from one of our fire or EMS units as well as find a time to visit one of our stations. 

For more information visit:

https://chathames.org/ems/special-events/

Have Questions? Contact us today!

If you have questions regarding our programs or a concern in your neighborhood please don’t hesitate to call us! Visit the link below for our direct lines.