Posts Tagged ‘Decatur Fire Department’


Don’t forget that the City of Decatur Fire Department is collecting non-expired food items and gently used winter coats to share with those in need in our community this holiday season. You can can drop off items at either of the City of Decatur Fire Stations (230 East Trinity Place or 356 West Hill Street,) the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street) or City Hall (509 N. McDonough Street.) OR bring some with you to the Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast on Thursday, December 18th. Just look for the big red collection barrels!

For more information, contact Fire Captain Ninetta Violante at 678-553-6583 or the Decatur Cooperative Ministries at 404-377-5365.

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A message from Captain Violante with the City of Decatur Fire Department:

The City of Decatur and Dekalb County have 2,100 homeless school age children and their families who are in need this winter.  We are asking for your help to assist individuals in need this season. Please donate non-expired food items or a winter coat. The City of Decatur Fire Department will be collecting items until December 19.  All items will go to Decatur Cooperative Ministries as they help families who face homelessness settle into safe, stable homes.

DCM offers comprehensive services helping to prevent, endure, and overcome homelessness. Drop off items at either of the City of Decatur Fire Stations (230 East Trinity Place or 356 West Hill St.), the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore St.), or City Hall (509 N. McDonough St.).

For more information you may call Captain Violante at 678-553-6583 or Decatur Cooperative Ministries at 404-377-5365.

Fire dept food drive

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Tuesday, May 20
Morning meeting at 11 a.m.
Evening meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Fire Station #1, 230 E. Trinity Pl.

The City of Decatur Fire Department would like to meet with any families of children with special needs or medical issues. Firefighters want to continue responding in the best way possible to care for all families, including those with special needs. The meeting will discuss medical care, large scale events, and fire scenarios. In addition, firefighters will educate families about the benefits of creating a safety profile at Smart911.com and will exchange ideas on how to better dispatchers’ response to emergency calls from families with special needs.

Please contact Sergeant Violante at Ninetta.Violante@decaturga.com or 404-457-3289 for more information.

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The Decatur Fire Department will conduct fire hydrant servicing March 31- April 25. The purpose is to ensure all hydrants are functional with the proper amount of water flow and to meet insurance requirements

Hydrant testing signs will be posted in various locations during service testing. Flowing water is used to test the hydrant and flow times will be Monday – Sunday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is best to avoid doing laundry during flow times in your neighborhood. If there are any questions or concerns please call 404-373-5092.


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Did you know today is the 42nd annual Firefighters Recognition Day? Firefighters from around the state were recognized this morning at the Georgia State Capitol in downtown Atlanta.

Thank you to all the firefighters in the Decatur Fire Department for all you do every day to keep our community safe!

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City of Decatur government buildings will open at noon tomorrow. This includes City Hall, the Design, Environment and Construction division of Public Works at Talley St. and the Decatur Recreation Center. Evening activities at the Recreation Center are cancelled for tomorrow night, and the center will close early.

Trash & recycling pick up is expected to have a delayed start time of 10 a.m. tomorrow. If sanitation crews can safely get to your rear yard they will pick up trash tomorrow. If they cannot, they will pick it up next week. Please use good sense when deciding if it is safe to put your recycling bin by the curb. If your driveway is too frozen to safely move your bins leave them until next week’s pick up.

While most of the major roads in the City of Decatur are currently clear and mostly dry, GEMA continues to recommend staying off roads. It is possible that roads and sidewalks could refreeze overnight so continue to exercise caution if you decide to leave your house.

While there have been a few minor traffic accidents in the past 24 hours, no one has been seriously injured in the City of Decatur. The community has done a great job of staying safe and warm indoors. If you do require emergency assistance, please call the police non-emergency number 404-373-6551.

Stay warm, Decatur! Photo courtesy of Ashley Hizer

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On your way to the Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival this coming Saturday, stop by McKoy Park and have your child’s car seat checked by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians courtesy of the Decatur Fire Department. Trained firefighters will be on hand to make sure that your child’s seat is installed safely and alert you to any recalls. The event will take place at McKoy Park from 10 am until 1 pm on Saturday, October 9th.

Did you know that car seats should be carefully installed for each trip every day? Not having your child in their seat properly is a danger to your child. Learn how to keep your child safe.

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The City of Decatur Fire Department will hold the second of three scheduled Car Seat Events this coming Saturday, May 22 from 3 until 6 pm. Stop by the Callaway lot at the corner of Commerce and Trinity Place to have a trained car seat technician check your child’s car seat to make sure it is installed correctly.  Did you know that once a car seat has been in an accident it should be replaced? For more information on car seat safety, click here.

You may want to stop by the event on your way to this week’s Concert on the Square!

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