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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Safe Fireworks Use

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In 2015, the sale and use of most consumer types of fireworks, which include firecrackers, skyrockets, and Roman candles, became legal in Georgia. 

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are around 200 fireworks injuries e...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Grilling Safety

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The National Fire Protection Association has some great advice for safe grilling this summer.  Please visit the NFPA website for more information and videos to test your knowledge.

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Summer Heat Preparedness

Extreme Heat Danger

Know the signs of heat illness and take action!

Visit the CDC website and ready.gov for more information.

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Statewide Annual Burn Ban Begins May 1

Burn Ban

The Summer Open Burn Ban runs from May 1 - September 30 and includes 54 counties in Georgia.

Georgia EPD District Office Locations and Contact Information

In Atlanta, durin...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Flash Floods

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Flash Floods and Floods

  • A flash flood occurs within a few hours (usually less than 6 hours) of heavy or excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure.  
  • Floods develop more slowly than flash floods, normally greater than 6 hours.
  • More than half of all ...
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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Lightning Safety

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Lightning Facts

  • Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.
  • There is no safe place outdoors when a thunderstorm is nearby.
  • Most lightning victims were going to a safe place b...
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Posted on: March 3, 2020

Thunderstorms

Severe Weather Shelter Area

The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. Despite their small size, ALL thunderstorms are dangerous! Of the estimated 100,000 thunderstorms

that occur each year in the United States, about 10 percent are ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Weather Alerts and Warnings

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Do you know the difference between a National Weather Service Severe Thunderstorm Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning?

Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared!

Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to ac...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Free Home Safety Visits

Be MFD SAFE

Is Your Home MFD SAFE?

The MFD SAFE program provides Home Fire Safety Visits for all of the City of Marietta community. When requested, members of the MFD will meet you and your family at your home. There we will assess, and discuss, things that you can do...

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