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City of Johns Creek, Georgia January 2015
Fire Watch
Quarterly communications from your Johns Creek Fire Department 

Happy New Year!
As the holiday season winds down and you begin to tackle those New Year's resolutions, make safety a priority.
While we don't see much snow and ice in Johns Creek, there's always a chance it can happen. Be prepared this winter and create an emergency supplies kit to keep in your car and home so you're not stranded without resources.
The winter months are a leading time of year for home fires, since people use various means to heat their homes. Please keep safety in mind when heating your home during these cooler months.
Stay safe,
Fire Chief Jeff Hogan
Super CPR Saturday returns Jan. 31
January 31, 2014 Super CPR Saturday
Johns Creek's "Super CPR Saturday" returns Jan. 31 with free, certification lifesaving classes for residents and businesses in how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use an automated external defibrillator (AED).
The classes, part of the city's Heart Ready program, are taught by Johns Creek firefighters/paramedics at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
Attendance at one of the two classes is required for certification. Reservations are required and can be made with the online CPR Certification form or call 678-521-3221.
Put a freeze on winter fires
winter house fire
The winter months are a leading time of year for home fires. Heating equipment is involved in one in every six reported home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
View the NFPA's infographic for winter safety stats and information.
Are you prepared for an emergency?
check box
Disasters can happen anywhere and anytime. By taking a few moments to create an emergency supplies kit, your family will be prepared in the event of a disaster. Download the NFPA's emergency supplies checklist for ideas on what to include in your kit.
Check alarm batteries when you 'Spring Forward'
smoke alarm batteries
Don't forget to set your clocks forward Sunday, March 8 when Daylight Savings Time changes. When you re-set your clock, be sure to check your smoke alarm battery as many need replacing about every six months. It's also a good time to check your carbon monoxide detector batteries.
New children's videos highlight wildfire safety
Sparky the Fire Dog®
In the latest video series, the NFPA's Sparky the Fire Dog® teaches children the importance of wildfire safety. The series, which includes three videos, provides a fun, easy way parents and children can work together to help reduce the risk of wildfire damage to their homes and neighborhoods.
JCFD completes training
swiftwater rescue training exercise
Last fall, JCFD members conducted a variety of training drills as well as completed certification classes.
JCFD members received certifications in Fire Apparatus Operator, Rescue Boat Operator, Fire & Life Safety Educator classes and certified nine members through the National Professional Qualifications Board for Fire Officer 1 and 2.
The department, along with Gwinnett Fire Swiftwater Rescue Team and the Gwinnett Police Helicopter, conducted training and drills on the Chattahoochee River. In October, all JCFD members completed the annual live fire training.
JCFD names 'Firefighter of the Quarter'
Randall Heath Powers
The Johns Creek Fire Department has named Randall Heath Powers as the "Firefighter of the Quarter" for the second quarter of 2014.
Powers, who was born and raised in Cleveland, Ga., started volunteering with his hometown fire department in 1994 and became a professional firefighter with Coweta County in 1996.
He received firefighter training at the Georgia Public Safety training Center near Macon, Ga. and joined the JCFD when it launched in 2008. He is currently a firefighter II/EMT (emergency medical technician) at Station 61 off Medlock Bridge Parkway.
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