New Fire and Life Safety Codes Effect Commercial Occupancies
A host of new Fire and Life Safety protection codes took effect this year. Now, in new construction in Georgia, you will see the traditional exit sign above the door and a new low exit sign near the floor level beside the door in certain types of buildings to direct a building occupant to an exit if there is smoke near the ceiling. Also, any occupancy that has an occupant load of greater than 100, or 2000 in the case of religious worship, has to provide crowd managers at a ratio of 1:250 building occupants, and the crowd managers have to be certified (for more on this, see Fire Education).
Mayor Tumlin and the City Council proclaimed Valentine's Day, 2014, "We Love the Marietta Team Day."
Marietta Fire Department crews, along with other city departments and personnel, were recognized by the Mayor and Council recently for the skillful work done to protect the safety of our citizens and visitors in the wake of two recent severe winter weather events. Mayor Tumlin and the City Council proclaimed Valentine's Day, 2014 to be, "We Love the Marietta Team Day." Read more
Outdoor grilling and safety tips
With the weather warming up, it's time we break out the grills and start enjoying cooking in the outdoors. Though this is a time for fun and entertaining, we have to remember there are some serious consequences to unsafe grilling and outdoor cooking practices. Grilling Tips (PDF)
The Marietta Fire Department serves nearly 62,000 residents and approximately 7,300 businesses in 22.78 square miles. According to the 2000 census, the daily population increases to more than 97,000 when non-residents commute into the city of Marietta.
Fire personnel respond frequently to the highways that pass through Marietta. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, approximately 250,000 vehicles traveled daily on I-75 between I-575 and the South 120 Loop in 2005.
Four civilians and 131 uniformed personnel work at the Marietta Fire Department's six fire stations. View stations
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