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
An aluminum can recycling bin is located at Sandy Springs Fire Station #51 located at 1425 Spalding Drive.  The bin is 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.

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.

Fire Station Birthday Parties

Learn how to schedule your child’s birthday party at your local fire station!

Fire Station Visits

Fire station visits are available seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Appointments are necessary.

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. 

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). 

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Press Release

“Tree Cities of the World” Recognition

Thursday, April 21
The City earned the "Tree Cities of the World" recognition for the third year in a row. According to a tree canopy assessment performed using imagery from the 2019 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Imagery Program, Sandy Springs is 57% to 60% tree covered.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, February 10
Create City Springs is looking to add to our staff of volunteers and is seeking those who wish to become part of our great customer experience team.
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COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Friday, January 14
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a community effort. Learn about COVID-19 prevention in Sandy Springs.
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