January - March 2016
Quarterly communications from your Johns Creek Fire Department
From the Chief
Dear Residents,

Happy New Year!
As you're making New Year's resolutions, the Johns Creek Fire Department encourages you to make safety a priority in 2016.
Residents can download the JCFD's Home Safety Checklist and Business Safety Checklist. Being prepared can minimize the impacts of emergencies on your family, home or business.
Throughout the year, the JCFD is available to provide safety information or answer safety-related questions you may have. Visit the City website to learn more about fire operations and fire safety. 
Stay safe,
Fire Chief Jeff Hogan
Sign up for Citizens Fire Academy
Johns Creek residents can get an inside look at how their fire department operates when the Johns Creek Fire Department (JCFD) launches its next Citizens Fire Academy, Feb. 2, 2016.
During the 12-week course, participants will learn about JCFD operations, fire tactics and strategies, and aspects of fire prevention and investigation techniques.
The academy meets Feb. 2, 13, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 9, 16 and 19 and includes classroom instruction (equipment, fire prevention); demonstrations (CPR, investigation techniques); and practical exercises (fire ground training, emergency medical exercises). 
Visit the Citizens Fire Academy webpage for more details.
Register for CPR certification class, Jan. 30
Learn CPR and how to use an automatic external defibrillator at the Super CPR Saturday classes scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30.
Participants can sign up for one of two, free classes held at 8 a.m. or 11 a.m. at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Read more.
Check smoke detector batteries when you 'Spring Forward'
Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour Sunday, March 13, when Daylight Saving Time ends. When you re-set your clock, be sure to check your smoke alarm battery at the same time, as many need replacing about every six months. It's also a good time to check your carbon monoxide detector batteries.

Be prepared for winter weather
The National Fire Protection Association's "Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze" safety checklist can help your family prepare for heating your home during the cooler months. Check out a variety of safety tip sheets for more information.

JCFD conducts Live Fire Training
All members of the Johns Creek Fire Department participated in Live Fire Training at the Cobb County Fire Department Training Center in November 2015.
JCFD members received training with new thermal imagers, and participated in search and rescue drills, hose deployment drills, fire attack drills, incident command drills and downed firefighter rescue training.

Follow JCFD on Facebook and Twitter

Want to learn safety tips, view photos of fire training and more? Be sure to follow the Johns Creek Fire Department on Facebook and Twitter!