Forsyth Firemen to Make Homes Safer Through ‘Smoke Detector Drive’


FORSYTH, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Firemen in middle Georgia teamed with their city government in order to make homes safer, and keep the number of fires down to a minimum.

“Working smoke detectors save lives, and everybody needs a working smoke detector in their house,” says Fire Chief David Herndon.

The Forsyth Fire Department was granted almost $5,000 for the Assistance in Fire Fighters Grant (AFG) for fire, and life safety education through FEMA.

Herndon and his crew delivered and installed 30 out of 51 smoke detectors with another 341 detectors on the way.

“We’re hoping to reach about 4,500, that is about the number of residents we have in the city,” says Herndon.

According to Herndon, if you are in need of a smoke detector, there is a survey attached to every Forsyth resident’s water and electric bill.

Herndon says fill it out, and give it to either the fire department or city hall.