Community Risk Reduction

We strive to ensure that our community is not only safe, but prepared for everything.

Safety for the community is our priority and it starts with you!

Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors save lives. Proper installation and maintenance are vital in mitigating risks associated with fire. Chatham Emergency Services encouages anyone who is unsure about the reliabilty of their smoke detectors to complete the ‘Smoke Detector Form’ below.  The three services that you will find on the form include battery replacement, maintenace for pre-existing smoke detectors, and the installation of up to two new smoke detectors provided by our partner, the American Red Cross. Click on the link below for our S.A.F.E Program.

Gate Codes and Knox

Locked doors and secured entry points are essential in keeping your home and property safe on a daily basis. In the event of an emergency however, locked doors can interfere with the ability of first responders to perform thier duties efficiently. Knox Boxes offer a secure method for home owners to store a key outside of their home that is ONLY accessable to first responders. Consider installing a secure UL listed KnoxBox for entry gates, residential properties, and commercial properties for peace of mind in the event of an emergency. Knoxbox.com

Home Safety Inspection

Are you confident that your home meets our standard for fire safety and preparedness? Would you live more comfortably knowing that first responders are aware of your home’s layout and the limitations of any occupants? Our Home Safety Inspection Program is the latest opportunity for community members to reduce their risk in the event of an emergency. Complete the ‘Home Inspection Form’ for a firefighter to visit your home and perform a fire safety inspection. They will educate you on ways to protect yourself and loved ones in the event of a fire.

Special Event Request

Chatham Emergency Services deeply values our relationship with community members. In an effort to continuously develop existing relationships while also establishing new ones, we offer our services for special events. If you would like a fire truck and / or an ambulance present at your event please do not hesistate to fill out the ‘Special Event Request Form.’ This is a great opportunity to have first reponders educate children about fire safety and how to act during an emergency.

PulsePoint Community Response

PulsePoint is an app provided by CES that helps enable community responders who are trained and willing to provide CPR to those in need. Learn more about this powerful app and see how you can help save a life in the community by following the button below.

Ga Forestry Burn Permit

 

 

Under Senate Bill 119, GA code section 12-6-90 was changed to eliminate the need to notify the Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) by the person, firm, corporation, or association who intends to burn hand-piled natural vegetation/yard debris.

811 Call Before You Dig

 

 

Notifying Georgia 811 before you do any mechanized digging is important to protect yourself and those near the area. No matter what size project make sure you contact 811 to ensure there are no utilities buried in the area. Click the button below for more information.

Close Before You Doze.

Fire moves fast so plan ahead. Watch the videos below to see why it is important to close your door before falling asleep.

COMMUNITY SAFETY TIPS:

Cooking Safety

Cooking Safety

Cooking is, by far, the leading cause of all home fires and home fire injuries. Thanksgiving Day has proven to be a particularly dangerous day; the average number of fires nearly doubles. A unique risk during Thanksgiving is turkey fryers. There are 5 risks involved...

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Prepare to Protect Fire Safety

Prepare to Protect Fire Safety

September is National Preparedness Month. This year, Ready.gov is reminding everyone to “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.” Take this opportunity to teach your loved ones and neighbors some facts about fire that will save...

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Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

Electricity is a wonderful thing, especially in the hot Savannah summers. But remember it is one of the major hazards of your home. In 2014-2018, electrical distribution or lighting equipment, such as wiring, lighting, cords, and plugs, was involved in an estimated...

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Water Safety

Water Safety

The summer time is a great time to enjoy the water. But boaters, swimmers, and marina staff must be aware of the dangers in and around the water. Some good tips are to make sure you check the weather before heading out for a day of fun. Getting caught in a storm on...

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Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips

Everyone enjoys a good fireworks show, but not everyone understands the dangers that surround them. Fireworks started an estimated 19,500 fires in 2018, including 1,900 structure fires, 500 vehicle fires, and 17,100 outside and other fires. These fires caused five...

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Grilling Safety Tips

Grilling Safety Tips

Memorial Day starts the beginning of summer which means a lot more time on the patio or deck grilling with friends and family. Seven out of every 10 adults in the U.S. have a grill or smoker*, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an...

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