Fire department, volunteers host smoke alarm ‘blitz’ By Isabel Hughes Mar 4, 2019 The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services is emphasizing the importance of smoke alarm and fire safety, and on Saturday the department teamed up with members of the Gwinnett Citizen Fire Academy Alumni Association to host a safety blitz... Read the full article at the Gwinnett Daily Post
Gwinnett Fire conducts Smoke Alarm and Fire Safety Blitz in Loganville by Sharon Swanepoel Feb.9, 2019 The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services teamed up with volunteers from the Gwinnett Citizen Fire Academy Alumni Association to have a “Smoke Alarm and Fire Safety Blitz.” The proactive efforts included going door-to-door to install free smoke alarms... Read the full article at MonroeLocal.org
The Gwinnett Citizen Fire Academy Alumni Association (GCFAAA) received a donation from Operation Save A Life on October 9, 2018 of 700 smoke alarms and 150 carbon monoxide alarms. The alarms will be used to support the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services’ residential smoke alarm program. Special thanks to WSB-TV, KIDDE, The Home Depot and Attorney Ken Nugent for sponsoring Operation Save A Life and making this opportunity possible.
Shawn Alexander of the Georgia Forestry Commission gave a presentation on the Firewise Program and how to defend your home from wildfires. According to their website, "NFPA's Firewise USA® program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses." Downloaded the provided brochures here: How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires 7 Ways Residents Can Reduce Wildfire Risk http://www.firewise.org
Gwinnett Fire Department Accepting Applications for Citizen Fire Academy By Trevor McNaboe Jul 25, 2018 The Citizen Fire Academy is an eight-week volunteer program that allows citizens to learn about the fire and emergency services department. The academy is held each Thursday from Sept. 6 to Oct. 25 from 6:30-9 p.m... Read the full article at the Gwinnett Daily Post
SeniorBSafe: Firefighters and Community Volunteers Make the Living Environment Safe For SeniorsBy Ron Baker July 16, 2018 The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services (GCFES) offers an array of fire and life safety programs aimed at keeping the community safe. The SeniorBSafe program uses fire service professionals and community volunteers to conduct home safety surveys in private dwellings where seniors live... Read the full article at Love Gwinnett
Volunteers Install Smoke Alarms for Buford Residentsby Nate McCulloughApril 28, 2018 Community volunteers, the Gwinnett County Fire Department and the American Red Cross spent the day Saturday installing smoke alarms and educating residents at Countryside Village of Gwinnett Mobile Home Community on Horizon Parkway in Buford... Read the full article at the Gainesville Times
Gwinnett Welcomes 28 New Firefighter-Paramedics at Graduation Ceremony By Isabel Hughes Feb 8, 2018 “Dad, yeah dad!” several firefighter-paramedic recruits shouted from their seats as Burton Holloway made his way to the podium, a smile spreading across his face. Laughing, Holloway glanced up at his classmates, who, clad in white button-down shirts and black ties, occupied the first few rows of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center’s auditorium... Read the full article at the Gwinnett Daily Post