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

The Spring season is upon us, and the warmer temperatures mean we'll be spending more time outdoors.
Check out a few safety tips to prepare for summer days - especially when you're enjoying Chattahoochee River. Watch the JCFD's water safety video for safety tips and information.
Keep up with the Johns Creek Fire Department on social media. For training exercise photos, fire safety and other useful information; follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay safe,
Fire Chief Jeff Hogan
Outdoor Burn Ban begins May 1
Georgia's Outdoor Burn Ban is in effect from May 1 through Sept. 30. To comply with Federal Clean Air Regulations, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) imposes a ban on outdoor burning.
The ozone in the air we breathe can reach unhealthy levels during summer months and open burning has been identified as a significant contributor of the pollutants that form ozone.
Stay safe on the Chattahoochee River
During the summer, the Johns Creek Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team responds several times a month to emergency calls to rescue people from the cold waters of the Chattahoochee River.
Stay safe by paying attention to the Buford Dam water release schedule and watch the JCFD's water  safety video for more information on how you and your family can stay safe around water this summer.

Please share this video with family and friends - it is useful information for everyone.

Keep spring & summer safety tips in mind
From spring storms to celebrating holidays with fireworks, don't forget to keep safety in mind as the warm weather brings you and your family outdoors.
Learn what to do when lightning and thunder are nearby by checking out these lightning safety tips. And, leave the fireworks to the professionals - please read these fireworks safety tips.

June is 'National Safety Month'
Each June, the National Safety Council encourages people to get involved in National Safety Month, which aims to raise public awareness of safety in all areas of life - home, work, driving, and recreation.
As the summer season traditionally is a time of increased injuries and fatalities, read a few safety tips for warm weather safety.

Citizens Fire Academy members learn about fire service, safety

During the Citizens Fire Academy program, participants have learned about JCFD operations, fire tactics, and strategies and aspects of fire prevention and investigation techniques.

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!