Community Risk Reduction

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

Smoke Detectors

Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. Our department has partnered with American Red Cross to placed smoke detectors in homes in our coverage area. Click on the link below for our S.A.F.E Program.

Installation

Install smoke alarms in every bedroom.

They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every floor.

It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms so when one sounds, they all sound.

 

Maintenance

Change your clocks, change your batteries.

Test your smoke alarms at least once a month.

Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.

 

Gate Codes and Knox

Locked doors and secured entry points can delay emergency response. Enable first responder rapid access by installing a secure UL listed KnoxBox that houses entry keys and access cards. KnoxBox can be used for residential, commercial, and gate entry. Responders have a special key that grants access.

Knox Box Keys

Our department has a responsibility to protect lives and property. Installing a KnoxBox is a way to give access to your home/business after hours. If you need assistance with having your Knox Box locked you can fill out the form HERE or call our non emergency dispatch line at 912-920-3273.

Gate Codes

Having a gate on an apartment complex or business will protect your facility from unwanted guess, but it may also not allow our department to gain access during an emergency. Our department will be out in the coverage are on Thursday to ensure we have the right code. The community can help by making sure we have the appropriate codes and ClicktoEnter is installed and working correctly. Click here for more information.

Fire Hydrants

Ensuring fire hydrants are working properly and visible are a vital part of fire fighting operations. Help our department and the communities by making sure the area around hydrants are clear. Non-hydrant areas can also look at placing a dry hydrant in the community to assist in water supply.

Wet Hydrants

Wet hydrants are hydrants that are connected to large water system. Water is supplied through the distribution system creating at least 1000 gallons per minute of water. There are a few wet hydrants on private water systems, but they can not be used to supply water to a fire apparatus. In a private water system the hydrant is supplied by a well or storage tank.

Dry Hydrants

A dry hydrant is a pre-installed pipe that is submerged into a static water source and has a fire department connection on the other end. This allows for fire crews to draft from water sources such as lagoons, ponds, etc.

Pulse Point

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:

Chemicals in the Home

Chemicals in the Home

An average of 1,700 home fires per year are caused by instances of spontaneous combustion or chemical reaction. Follow these tips to help prevent emergencies around the house: 1. Store products in their original containers out of the reach of children and pets, 2....

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Winter Holiday Safety

Winter Holiday Safety

Nearly half of holiday decoration fires happen because decorations are placed too close to a heat source. It’s fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart....

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Halloween Fire Safety

Halloween Fire Safety

Halloween is a time for fun and spooky celebrations and activities, but it can also be a time for some truly scary fire safety hazards. As the holiday nears, take simple precautions that can help ensure the holiday remains fun and fire safe: Use glow sticks or...

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Hurricane Check List

Hurricane Check List

Hurricane season is in full swing and NOAA is predicting 14-21 storms this year. Now is the time to prepare. Please make sure you have everything in order before the storm arrives: loved ones and pets a place to stay, important paperwork packed away, and a go pack....

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Prevent Cooking Fires

Prevent Cooking Fires

Cooking fires is the leading cause of home fires and fire injury. It is easy to get distracted and forget about food on the stove or in the oven. Set a timer to remind you to check on the food. Do not leave cooking food unattended especially with kids around. If there...

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Fireworks Safety

Fireworks Safety

With Independence Day this weekend, we would like to share some safety tips to keep your holiday weekend safe and fun. 1) Attend a professional show instead of holding your own. 2) Always read instructions. 3) Use fireworks in clear open area. 4) only adults handle...

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