Firefighters Teach Fire Prevention Around the Barn

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Sep 20, 2023 | Members of Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services (CCFES) attended Fire Prevention Around the Farm Tuesday night, a community event hosted by the Cherokee County Fire Chief’s Foundation. The event was held at Horner & Nash DVM, P.C. in unincorporated Cherokee County near Canton. At... (read complete story)
Outdoor Burning

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services announces that the burn ban in unincorporated Cherokee County is lifted to assist with disposal of storm debris.

During the later afternoon of July 20, 2023, a round of severe weather hit much of the County causing substantial tree damage and power outages for many County residents. The County’s Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services requested through Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) that the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) lift the burn ban for Cherokee County so that our residents can begin disposing of their storm debris by burning it. The Georgia EPD has agreed and provided the attached memorandum lifting the burn ban for Cherokee County through October 1, 2023 – the normal date the burn ban is set to expire.

Citizens are encouraged that vegetative debris resulting from storm damage be conducted only after other options such as mulching or chipping have been exhausted.

Permissible storm debris includes:
• Trees, brush, and stumps that have fallen or been cut due to the weather event that occurred on Thursday, July 20, 2023.
• Routine land clearing burning of debris larger than 6” in diameter will require the use of an air curtain destructor (ACD) and must be permitted through the Cherokee County Fire Marshal’s Office. M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (678) 493-6290.
• Other storm damage debris, such as that from damaged or destroyed housing, is classified as solid waste, and may not be burned. Burn piles shall not contain household trash, tires, plastics, paints, roofing materials, chemicals, oils, insulation, ductwork, or electrical wire. Local solid waste collection and recycling centers should be used to dispose of these items.
• To minimize smoke from the burn pile, the amount of dirt on the material should be limited, and the prevailing winds should be away from public roadways and residential areas.
• Any burning of vegetative debris, whenever feasible, should be conducted between 10:00 a.m. and one hour before dark.

Furthermore, restrictions on other types of open burning during this period remain in effect.
This exception to outdoor burning prohibitions is intended for the unincorporated areas of Cherokee County and the Cities of Nelson and Waleska. Citizens within the incorporated areas of Ball Ground, Holly Springs, Canton, and Woodstock shall follow the guidelines set forth in their respective jurisdictions’ outdoor burning ordinances.

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Safe Kids Cherokee County offers free Child Safety Seat Inspections.

It is required that you bring your child unless you are expecting so the technicians are able to make the necessary adjustments to fit your child safely.

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