The Macon-Bibb County Fire Department wants to make sure you, your family, and your neighborhood stay safe as we head into cooler weather!

On Wednesday, September 30, at 10:00 a.m., at the Fire Training Complex (5520 Tinker Drive), the Fire Safety Education team will hold a press conference to demonstrate how quickly outdoor burning can get out of hand. Due to restrictions on the size of groups that can gather, only invited guests and the media will be able attend. Participants should wear face masks.

“We want to let people know about the end of the burn ban for 2020, and also bring awareness for Fire Prevention Month in October,” says Fire Safety Educator Jeremy Webb. “This time of year, a lot of people are having bonfires, using their fireplaces, or want to burn yard debris. We want to make sure everyone is doing these things safely in order to prevent an emergency, and that they’re prepared in case a fire gets out of hand.”

The Fire Department also wants to make sure everyone has a working smoke detector. They’ll come out and install one, and test to make sure they’re working correctly. Contact the Fire Safety team at (478) 751-9180. If you’d like to burn yard debris, you’ll need a permit from the Fire Department. You can call (478) 751-2700 to obtain one.