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:
Time Change = Battery Change! It is that time of the year to replace your smoke detector battery to ensure they are properly working. Smoke is a poison that can kill you. Without working smoke alarms, you may not wake up from the smoke. Home fires at night or when...
In recent years, there has been a marked increase in the deployment of lithium ion batteries in energy storage systems (ESS). Many ESS are being deployed in urban areas both in high rise structures and single- and multi-family residences. As the usage has increased so...
Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is called the “Invisible Killer” because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. More than 150 people in the United States die every year from accidental non-fire-related CO poisoning associated with consumer products, including...
You may only have three minutes or less to escape once a fire in your home. There are three steps to increase your chances of survival: install working smoke alarms, close before you doze, and create/practice a fire escape plan. Smoke alarms give you and your loved...
Every 60 seconds someone is burned in the United States. Some of these burns are caused by hot liquids. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities are especially at risk. Teach kids to stay away from hot liquids. Make sure you check the temperature of bath...
If a fire develops in your home you need to be prepared. Having working smoke detectors and creating a fire escape plan are two things that will save your life. Pull together everyone in the home and create an escape plan. This plan should include two ways out of the...