Marietta Fire Department Reminds Public September is National Preparedness Month
The Marietta Fire Department would like to remind the citizens of Marietta that September is National Preparedness Month. The theme this year is "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today." The Marietta Fire Department asks you to take action now by making an emergency plan today for your community, your family, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community.
Each week this month has a different focus:
Marietta Fire Department Delivers Traffic Incident Management Training
Throughout the months of July and August, two of Marietta's Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Trainers delivered the Georgia Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program to area emergency responders. The audience included members of Marietta Fire, Marietta Wrecker, Rural Metro Ambulance, and Cherokee Fire. Congress authorized SHRP 2 in 2005 to investigate the underlying causes of highway crashes and congestion in a short-term program of research that focused on safety, reliability, renewal, and capacity. Read more
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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