Fire Department - Fire Prevention
The Fire Prevention Division inspects all business, commercial, industrial and high occupancy multi-family apartment complexes.
The division is responsible for:
- Inspecting and enforcing all life safety codes
- Investigating the origin of the fire, origin cause and arson related cases
- Providing 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 how to plan and escape from a fire.
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 Prevention's "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 programs in the United States and the longest running educational fire safety program in the state of Georgia.
Fire deaths have dramatically reduced since the program's inception.
Other related classes taught include CPR, fire extinguisher, smoke alarm 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 save lives. Call the Fire Marshal's office on how to acquire a free smoke detector for your home or apartment. Call (706) 236-4500 for details.
Remember to change your battery at least twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.