Did you know there are two firefighting agencies in Bulloch County?
There is the Statesboro Fire Department, which responds to fires within the Statesboro City Limits and within a 5 mile radius outside those limits.
Then, there’s us, the Bulloch County Fire Department who responds to fires outside the city limits, including the 5 mile radius that the Statesboro Fire Department responds to.
Want to know who would respond to your house if Fire services were needed?
USFA’s National Fire Data Center estimates that yearly outside cooking grills cause more than 6,000 fires, over 5 fatalities, more than 170 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Gas grills alone cause over 2,700 fires, 80 injuries, and $11 million dollars damage. Most of the gas grill fires and explosions were caused by gas leaks, blocked tubes, and overfilled propane tanks.
In addition to outdoor cooking, improper use of fireworks causes more than 6,000 fires and more than $8 million in damage.
Families also enjoy camping in the summer. It is important to follow the park’s rules for the use and extinguishing of campfires.
Summertime should be a time for fun and making happy memories. Knowing a few fire safety tips and following instructions will help everyone have a safe summer.