Fire Prevention & Life Safety

Heating Safety Sheet
Heating

Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%).

Fireplace Safety
Keep 3ft Clear Around Spaceheaters

Outdoor Burning


If you choose to burn your leaves and yard debris, please follow these rules:
  • You must have a burn permit each and every time you want to burn
  • Burn permits expire at sundown
  • You can only burn natural, yard debris from your property
    *No household garbage, furniture, tires, plastics, glass, metals or construction materials.
Keep updated through Georgia Forestry or contact the local office at 754-6932.

Avoid Brush Fires


  • Make sure you have a garden hose ready, in case you need to put the fire out.
  • Never leave a fire burning unattended.
  • Keep your fire to a reasonable and manageable size.
  • Build your fire in a designated area, clear of hazards and debris.

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