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Effingham County Fire Rescue

Fire Prevention and Life Safety


Fire Safety Educator: Hannah Jenkins

Fire Safety Educator: Jim Newton



 

Live Christmas Tree Safety

If you choose to celebrate this Christmas with a live tree, be sure to follow these safety tips:
1) Choose a tree with fresh, green needles
2) Make sure you place the tree at least 3 feet away from any heat source
3) Make sure the tree does not block an exit
4) ADD WATER DAILY
5) Check electrical cords before placing them on the tree for use
6) Always turn off the tree lights before going to bed or leaving the house

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
WildfireSafetyTips[1].pdf

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.



FireFacts.org has great safety information for the whole family.







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