Monday, February 11, 2013
Residents invited to get first-hand look at how fire department works.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Monday, February 11
Johns Creek residents can get a detailed look at how their fire department operates when the Johns Creek Fire Department (JCFD) starts the second Citizens Fire Academy, March 12. During the eight-week course (nine class days), participants will learn about JCFD operations, fire tactics and strategies and aspects of fire prevention. Class members will participate in practical drills, both firefighting and emergency medical exercises. The academy meets March 12, 23 and 26 and April 2, 6, 9, 16, 27 and 30, and includes classroom instruction (equipment, fire prevention); demonstrations (CPR, First Aid); and practical exercises (fire training, emergency medical exercises). Class times are Tuesdays, 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Johns Creek Citizens Fire Academy cadets receive instruction in fire marshal operations and fire extinguisher training.
Fire is failure for Chad McGiboney. So the Johns Creek Fire Department division chief and city fire marshal fights it with proactive lessons in prevention and education. “The guys here, the guys on the engines and ladder trucks, they’re ready for fire, because that’s their job to put them out,” McGiboney said. “But my job is to prevent fires from ever happening.” It was week 5 of 8 of this inaugural Johns Creek Citizens Fire Academy. And cadets got a crash course last week in JCFD’s fire marshal division operations and fire extinguisher training straight from the pros themselves inside and outside Station 62. The fire academy offers ordinary citizens extraordinary access to JCFD front-end operations. And it’s open to all adult Johns Creek …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Intense eight-week course offers Johns Creek citizens chance to step into the boots of hometown heroes.
A dramatic childhood experience had burned so deeply into Deron Wilson’s memory that it inevitably and irrevocably led him into a career in firefighting and public service. He was 5 years old and living with his family in the small southeast Georgia town of Alamo when sirens and screams awoke him in the dead of night. A fireball ripped the darkness with the candlepower of broad daylight and blast furnace heat so intense that it could melt solid concrete. A few houses down, hell on earth had landed in Alamo and his friend’s family’s home was engulfed in flames. Everything they owned, a lifetime of memories and accumulated possessions topped by a sturdy rooftop and framed with solid walls, was reduced to ashes in mere minutes. “I’ll never …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Eight-week program open to citizens, local businesses.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Johns Creek residents can get a detailed look at how their fire department operates when the Johns Creek Fire Department (JCFD) launches its new Citizens Fire Academy on June 4. During the eight-week course, participants will learn about JCFD operations, fire tactics and strategies and aspects of fire prevention and investigation techniques. The academy meets June 4, 16, 19 and 30 and July 10, 17, 28 and 31 and includes classroom instruction (equipment, fire prevention); demonstrations (CPR, investigation techniques); and practical exercises (fire ground training, emergency medical exercises). "The Citizens Fire Academy will be a great way for the Johns Creek community to learn about fire safety," said Asst. Fire Chief Pat Wilson. "And, …