Construction barrels and detour signs will be in full bloom this spring and for many seasons ahead with the construction of I-74 and many other highway improvement projects.The area Fire Departments, EMS, and Law Enforcement meet with Transportation Officials regularly and make plans for detours and response during each phase of the projects. Please pay attention to signs, slow down and plan alternate routes if necessary.
Spring cleaning for some involves burning yard debris. Check the Forsyth County Environmental site for information. If your jurisdiction allows burning, it is limited to daytime no earlier than 8am. All fires must be extinguished and cold by 6pm. Sadly we have had many fire related injuries and even a fire death this Spring due to outdoor burning.
Residential and Commercial fire alarm systems are great devices for protecting your property. It is critical to keep your alarm company up to date on contact information, maintain your system and make sure your family knows the procedures to operate the system. It is also important to make sure that you know the proper alarm code as well as ways to avoid accidental activations. Your volunteer firefighters respond to many malfunctions and false alarms annually.