The Sandy Springs Fire Department will be glad to help provide Fire Safety Education to suit the need of schools and daycares, business, public assembly, and other occupancies. Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 770-206-2077 to schedule a training class at your location.
Public Education in the Schools
Students are taught the importance of responding to smoke alarms quickly, learn how to conduct Home Hazard Inspections, learn the dangers associated with Flammable Liquids and to identify Scald Burns Dangers in the home, and to make a Fire Escape Plan for their home.
Schools are reminded that school fire drills must be conducted by all Georgia schools each month that school is in session. We will be posting Fire Exit Drill reports on our Web site to keep you informed as to how our schools measure up when it comes to fire drill safety.
The reporting form is provided on this Web site. Every public and private K-12 school is required to submit reports to the Sandy Springs Fire Marshal's Office.
In an attempt to meet the needs of businesses, the Sandy Springs Fire Department offers several programs. These requirements range from Fire Extinguisher Training to Fire Escape Drills. The Fire Extinguisher Training is accomplished by a lesson on fire extinguishers begins with a short tutorial includes a video that demonstrates the use of the Fire Extinguisher. Hands-on training is not required; the lesson and video can be used alone.
Fire Escape Drills and Fire Escape Plans can be observed and critiqued at the location of the business. A Fire Safety Program can be given to the employees before or after the drills to emphasize the importance of participating in the drills. Fire Escape Plans for each business will be different and should be suited to the needs of that business. The Sandy Springs Fire Department will go through the plans with the business and make suggestions as necessary.
Blood Pressure Check
Go to any fire station between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EMTs and/or Paramedics are staffed at all Fire Stations and will be the ones checking the Blood Pressures.
AED / CPR Training
The City plans to train 1,000 people during the next year in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The first training session, which involved Sandy Springs staff, took place in February. Plans are underway for public access defibrillation programs and public CPR training.
The Sandy Springs Fire Department is working with emergency physicians from Emory University School of Medicine to provide a community-wide program to prevent sudden cardiac death. All City emergency vehicles, along with the City Hall building, are equipped with AED devices.
It is widely estimated that with the use of a functional smoke detector, your survival rate in a structural fire increases by over 50 percent. Most home fires occur between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., when most people are sleeping. Contrary to popular belief, the smoke emitted from a fire will not always awaken a sleeping family member, making functional smoke detectors a priority for every homeowner. Smoke detectors are an inexpensive way to ensure your family's safety.
Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine has a smoke alarm program called, Operation Safe Home. This smoke alarm program provides giveaways to families that are in need of a smoke alarm in their home. Under the Operation Safe Home program, established in 1994, Commissioner Oxendine has donated over 130,000 smoke alarms to Georgia citizens.For more information about smoke detectors contact:
Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office
Two Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
West Tower, Suite 620
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Main Telephone: 404-657-0831
Toll Free: 800-656-2298
Change your clocks -- change your batteries The State Fire Marshal encourages you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you "spring forward.”