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Posted on: December 25, 2022

Cold Weather and your Fire Sprinkler System

Frozen sprinkler

Ensuring that you systems are in proper working order is always a priority. Now, as cold temperatures approach, it's paramount that systems are prepped for the cold months ahead.

Freezing temperatures can mean disaster for your fire sprinkler syst...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Commercial Fire and Safety Systems

Systems collage

Marietta Fire Department has partnered with IROL (Inspection Reports to provide third party reporting services for all commercial fire and life safety systems in buildings.  The portal is live now and service providers are required to...

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

Summer Open Burn Ban has Ended

Open Burning

Open burning may be permitted in the City of Marietta October 1st through April 30th. To obtain a permit, request a permit for every day you intend to burn. The Marietta Fire Prevention Division may deny permission if conditions are too windy or too dry.


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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Flash Floods

Flooded Road

Flash Floods and Floods

  • A flash flood occurs within a few hours (usually less than 6 hours) of heavy or excessive rainfall, a dam or levee failure.  
  • Floods develop more slowly than flash floods, normally greater than 6 hours.
  • More than half of all ...
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Posted on: March 5, 2020

Lightning Safety


Lightning Facts

  • Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms.
  • There is no safe place outdoors when a thunderstorm is nearby.
  • Most lightning victims were going to a safe place b...
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Posted on: March 3, 2020


Severe Weather Shelter Area

The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. Despite their small size, ALL thunderstorms are dangerous! Of the estimated 100,000 thunderstorms

that occur each year in the United States, about 10 percent are ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Weather Alerts and Warnings

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Do you know the difference between a National Weather Service Severe Thunderstorm Watch and a Severe Thunderstorm Warning?

Severe Thunderstorm Watch: Be Prepared!

Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to ac...

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