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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Firework Safety for the Holiday


Fireworks by the numbers

  • Fireworks start an average of 18,500 fires per year, including 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside and other fires. These fires caused an average of three deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and an average of $43...
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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving


The Marietta Fire Department wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  Cooking fire are the number one cause of home fires. Marietta Fire Department wants to help keep you and your family safe this Thanksgiving. Click the link below to visi...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Time to Change your Clocks and Batteries!

Change your clock Change your battery

Daylight Saving Time ends on November 1st, at 2:00a.m., so remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to sleep. You should also change the batteries in your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and weather radios. Changing the batterie...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Fire Prevention Week

Prevention Week 2020 - cooking safety

The Marietta Fire Department wants to remind all residents that while the 2nd week of October each year focuses on Fire Prevention this is truly a year-round goal that every family should practice.

The 2020 Fire Prevention Week theme is “Serve Up...

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Summer Open Burn Ban has Ended

Open Burning

Open burning may be permitted in the City of Marietta October 1st through April 30th. To obtain a permit, request a permit for every day you intend to burn. The Marietta Fire Prevention Division may deny permission if conditions are too windy or too dry.


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Posted on: September 1, 2020

National Preparedness Month

National  Preparedness Month 2020

September is National Preparedness Month and FEMA has lot of great information to help you make a plan for your family. Making a plan is the first step in being ready. Visit to learn about preparing for all types of disasters during this pandemi...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Grilling Safety


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 for more information.

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Flash Floods

Flooded Road

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


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


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

Weather Warnings image

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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