Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services News

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services Will Be Assisting Baking Memories 4 Kids

On Thursday, December 13th, 2018, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services will be assisting Baking Memories 4 Kids to surprise a family with exciting news. Baking Memories 4 Kids sells delicious chocolate chip cookies to help children with life threatening and terminal illnesses experience a vacation of a lifetime. Baking Memories 4 Kids’ founder and cancer survivor, Frank Squeo, along with Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services, Engine #7 will be traveling to a family home to share...

Cobb County Fire And Emergency Services Announce The Appointment Of William T. Johnson As The New Fire Chief

The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint William T. (Bill) Johnson to lead Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services. Operations expert Bill Johnson has served for more than 26 years at the fire department, in which he has distinguished himself with his leadership and management skills. He is well-versed in the operations of the fire department, having served in various roles throughout his career. During his employment with Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services, Bill has advan...

Cobb County Fire Department Invests In New Safety Equipment To Enhance Firefighter Safety

Acting Fire Chief Bill Johnson announces the provision of new, enhanced protective equipment for Cobb County firefighters. Cobb County and MSA Safety Incorporated, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, released a $3.5 million joint contract to provide state-of-the-art respiratory equipment to the Cobb County Fire Department, which will replace the department’s ten-year-old equipment. “Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to keep the residents of Cobb County safe, and...

Cobb County Department Of Public Safety Announces Their Fall Session Of The Citizens Public Safety Academy

The Cobb County Department of Public Safety (DPS) is announcing its fall session of the Citizens Public Safety Academy (CPSA). This 13-week program provides an opportunity for Cobb County citizens to obtain an insider’s look into the various entities that comprise the Department of Public Safety. During the course, participants will gain knowledge and insight as to how the Police, Fire, Animal Services, and 911 departments are organized and the important role each plays in fulfilling the...

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services Partner With UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute For Local Live Fire Experiments

From July 18- 25, the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) will partner with the Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services to conduct a series of experiments involving live fire. The experiments will be conducted in four apartment complexes located at Arlington Park Apartments, 1972 Kimberly Village Ln, Marietta GA 30067.  Members from Cobb County and surrounding fire departments will be participating in the experiments. The results and conclusions of this project will be used t...

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services Publish The Do’s And Don’ts For Fireworks Safety

Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services recommends that one should attend one of the many professional public firework displays put on at various locations around the county each 4th of July. If one chooses to use fireworks, be sure to follow the recommendations below by the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Only those 18 and older can legally use fireworks in Georgia Avoid buying fireworks that are packaged in brown paper beca...

Cobb County Expands The Emergency Locator Marker Program To The Silver Comet Trail

Cobb County is expanding its Emergency Locator Marker program to the Silver Comet Trail. Cobb is the first county in Georgia to deploy the trail markers that are designed to direct rescuers quicker to 911 calls from a trail. The SCT project is underway now, but the markers are coming to more trails in 2019. “We have signs that are going up on all trails that are approximately a quarter-mile apart… There is an eight-digit number and when you call 911 and give that location, it doesn...

Cobb County Fire Allows Open Burning From October 1 To April 30

Open burning is allowed October 1 - April 30 of each year. During this time, one may burn limited yard debris such as leaves, pine straw, and small limbs from growth on ones property. The following restrictions for burning also apply: Burning is allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and one hour before sunset (no smoldering or hot coals remaining). Yard waste fires must be completely extinguished one hour prior to sunset. No burning is allowed on windy days (10 mph or higher) or on days when...

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