Fire Prevention & Life Safety

Heat Safety Tips 

North American summers are hot. Sometimes spring and fall temperatures reach dangerous levels as well. Most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. 

Recognize Heat Illness

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.

Additional Information


Fully Extinguish a Camp Fire