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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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:
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...
Be aware of smoke. Did you know that smoke and poisonous gases from smoke kills more people than flames. The most common poison in smoke is carbon monoxide (CO). CO can make you feel disoriented, unable to remember where you are or how to get out of your home. Think...
Fire is moving faster through a structure. Because of the use of synthetic material in furniture and building material, you now have an average of 3 minutes to escape compared to 17 minutes 40 years ago. One thing everyone can do to help increase their survival in a...
The holidays are a joyful time of year, but there is a increase in residential fires during December. This increase is due to the use of Christmas decorations and candles. To keep your family safe this holiday season, you can follow the following tips: only use...
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