SSFD Community Services

The Sandy Springs Fire Department takes pride in its commitment to the community – a commitment that extends beyond responding to fires and medical calls for service.  They are constantly striving to offer programs and opportunities allowing the staff to share fire prevention strategies, health and safety awareness and they love to celebrate children’s  birthdays, too!

Please note during COVID, many of these programs have been suspended. If you have a specific question or request, please contact: Community Affairs Officer William Pildner 770-296-8200.

Aluminum Can Recycling
Aluminum can recycling bins are located at Sandy Springs Fire Station #51 located at 1425 Spalding Drive and Sandy Springs Fire Station #53 located at 6025 Raider Drive.  The bins are owned by the Georgia Burn Foundation, and the proceeds go to the Foundation.

Blood Pressure Checks

Have your blood pressure checked by an EMT and/or paramedic at your local fire station, seven days a week 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Caregiver Training

All personnel related to day-care facilities (adult & children), assisted living facilities, memory care, personal care homes etc. must undergo care-giver fire safety training to be in compliance with Georgia law. 

Car Seat Inspections

Is your child’s car seat installed properly? Let our technicians take a look. Appointments are necessary.

CPR Training

Learn how you help save a life by knowing CPR.

Firefighter Appearances and Fire-Safety Training

Learn about the variety of educational programs SSFD offers to the public.

Honor Guard

Honor Guard is comprised of firefighters and exists to honor the courage and sacrifice of America’s public safety and military professionals.

Fire Extinguisher Training 

The Community Affairs Office offers hands-on training primarily for businesses, in the use of fire extinguishers using a state-of-the-art fire extinguisher simulator.

Evacuation Drills 

Many buildings including high-rises, mid-rises, hospitals, schools, etc. are required to conduct a minimum of one (1) evacuation drill each year, some more frequently. 

Fire Warden Training 

This training is for high-rise (seven or more stories) and mid-rise (4 to 6 story) building staff assigned the duties of a Fire Warden. 

Neighborhood Safety Toolkit

SSPD and SSFD have compiled a list of resources for the community.

Pharmaceutical and Sharps Container Disposal

In partnership with the Sandy Springs Rotary Club, community members can dispose of non-narcotic pharmaceuticals and sealed sharps containers.

Project H.O.P.E. (High-rise Occupancy Planning Exercise) 

This training is primarily for management staff of high-rise buildings (seven or more stories) and is being expanded for mid-rise buildings (4 to 6 stories). 

Farmers Market emblem in front of vegetables
City Event

Sandy Springs Farmers Market

Saturday, April 8
The Sandy Springs Farmers Market, located on the Green at City Springs, opens Saturday April 8, 2023, rain or shine, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Enjoy an open-air shopping environment, offering fresh produce and artisan foods. The market's final Saturday for 2023 is Nov. 18.
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The Lone Bellow Trio
City Springs Event

The Lone Bellow Trio with The Watson Twins

Thursday, April 20
The Lone Bellow Trio casts an indelible spell with songs of hard truth and unexpected beauty in three-part harmony. For their new album Love Songs for Losers, the trio dreamed up a sound encompassing everything from rock anthems to Americana tunes. With The Watson Twins.
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Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone
City Springs Event

Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone

Saturday, April 22
Hershey Felder’s exploration of Gershwin’s short but extraordinary life has played to audiences worldwide for more than 3000 performances from Los Angeles to South Korea, and spotlights Gershwin’s work as a master tunesmith whose work shaped a distinctly American style of music.
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