Board of Commissioners Proclaim October 9-15, 2022 as Fire Prevention Week

From L to R: Fire Chief Eddie Robinson, Fire Marshal-Battalion Chief Chad Arp, Fire Safety Educator Kaleigh Liscio, Fire Safety Educator Susan Filiberto, Senior Fire Safety Educator Lisa Grisham, Chairman Harry Johnston.
Sep 21, 2022 | Last night the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners proclaimed October 9-15, 2022, as Fire Prevention Week at their regular board meeting held at the Cherokee County Admin Complex. The proclamation urges all citizens to plan and practice a home fire escape for Fire Prevention Week and to support... (read complete story)
Outdoor Burning

The Summer Open Burn Ban runs from May 1 to September 30 and includes 54 counties in Georgia.

The Environmental Protection Division (EPD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is a state agency charged with protecting Georgia's air, land, and water resources through the authority of state and federal environmental statutes.

Click on EDP to go to their website: EPD

Types of Fires Allowed Year-Round:

Recreational fires where only logs or clean wood are being burned for pleasure, religious ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes are allowed year-round. The total fuel area for recreational fires cannot exceed 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height with a minimum of 25 feet from all structures. No garbage or yard waste can be burned during these types of burns.

Bonfires, for an event, which is larger than recreational fires are also allowed year-round as long as they are firewood only, 16-25' split wood. The bonfire may not include any brush, leaves, straw or lumber. Bonfires must be 50 feet from structures, 25 feet from wooded areas or pine islands, and 25 feet from adjacent property lines. there must be a 10 feet cleared area around the fire, it must be attended by an adult at ALL times. 

If there are any questions please visit the Georgia Forestry Commission website Georgia Forestry Commission or call 1-877-652-2876.

 

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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.

Please park in front of the building near the bicycle rack. You must come in and let us know you have arrived.

Tuesday mornings between 9 AM and 12 PM as well as on Thursday afternoons between 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM.

Please read this before requesting an appointment.

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