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 August 28, 2015  
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Effingham County Fire Rescue

Fire Prevention and Life Safety

Fire Safety Educator: Hannah Jenkins

Fire Safety Educator: Jim Newton

Current Season Minimize

Hurricane season is from June 1-November 30!

Are you ready? Below are some resources to help you, your family, friends, and co-workers prepare.


Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

Are You Ready? Guide - Hurricanes

The hurricane section of FEMA's citizen preparedness guide Are You Ready? provides basic information about hurricanes, a list of hurricane preparedness publications and hurricane preparedness tips.

How to Prepare for a Hurricane
Part of America's Prepare-A-thon!, this guide informs citizens what to do to protect themselves before, during, and after a hurricane.

National Hurricane Program (NHP)

The National Hurricane Program, housed under FEMA's Mitigation Division, conducts and supports many projects and activities that help protect communities and their residents from hurricane hazards. The NHP also conducts assessments and provides tools and technical assistance to state and local agencies in developing hurricane evacuation plans.



Seasonal Tips 3 Minimize

Outdoor Burning
If you choose to burn your leaves and yard debris, please follow these rules:
1. You must have a burn permit each and every time you want to burn.
2. Burn permits expire at sundown and there is NO burning on Sundays.
3. 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.
Local Office @ 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.
More Information on Wildfire Safety

Kids/Parents/Teachers Minimize

Links for fun interactives that teach fire safety!

Sparky the Fire Dog is the mascot of NFPA and likes to share fire safety tips and games with kids.   

 Scholastic is well know as a great resource for teachers and students.  The Scholastic fire safety pages are full of great games for all. has great safety information for the whole family.

The Fire Avenger site is designed by the State of Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.

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