Responsibility and Education:
The Fire Prevention Division inspects all business, commercial, industrial and high occupancy multi-family apartment complexes. The division is responsible for the inspection and compliance of all life safety code enforcements. Investigates fire origin, origin cause, and Arson related cases. Provides public education classes to all area schools, churches and civic organizations. Pre-K through 2nd grade students attend our Fire Prevention classes at the Community Education Center, along with neighboring communities and are taught through puppetry, videos and hands-on training and how to plan and escape from a fire.
Fire Department Safety Clown Division; Citizens are taught through clowning, puppetry and Robotics. The Fire Safety Clowns can be seen at public malls, and special events.
Summer Safety Camp; The department invites other child safety agencies to present their table top programs. Summer Camp students rotate to each agency and receive educational training on all types of safety.
Fire Preventions "Level 5 Fire Safety Program" has performed over 32 years of instructional Fire Safety Classes at the 5th grade level. Students obtain nine months of Fire Prevention Classes. The Level 5 Program involves local city, county and private schools participating with over 2000 students taught each school year. It is one of the most comprehensive Fire Safety Program in the United States and the longest running Educational Fire Safety Program in the State of Georgia.
Fire Death Statistics dramatically reduced since the programs inception.
Other related classes taught include CPR, Fire Extinguishers, Smoke Alarms and Fire Safety in Manufacturing/Industry.
Fire Safety Classes taught for Special Children and Adults.
Weekly Live Local Radio Station Broadcasts and Published Articles in local newspapers discussing fire safety in the home and the community.
Free Smoke Detectors
Smoke Detectors saves lives. Call the Fire Marshall's Office on how to acquire a free smoke detector for your home or apartment. Call (706) 236-4510 for details.
Remember to change your battery at least twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall.