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 July 24, 2014  
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Effingham County Fire Rescue

Fire and Life Safety

Lt. Hannah Jenkins 


Safety Up for Summer Fun 

As we approach the hottest time of the year, you need to keep in mind the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.                                        

Heat Exhaustion: Headaches, dizziness, weakness, feeling sick, pale clammy skin.

Heat Stroke: Dry pale skin, no sweating, hot red skin, seizures, passing out.



Keep cool by dressing lightly and stay in shaded areas.

Wear sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.

Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic drinks to stay hydrated.

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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