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Blog: August Safety Message

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Emergency Operations Center Opens Ahead of Winter Storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather warning for Henderson County from midnight tonight through 6 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2022. In preparation, the City of Athens has transitioned the Emergency Operations Center to Readiness Level III.

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Heating Safety Tips

Did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths and that half of those types of fires are reported in December, January, or February?"I hope everyone had a great Christmas Holiday and a

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips from Athens Fire/Rescue

There's just one week until Thanksgiving and you know what that means. Lots of cooking!"The holiday season is upon us, so here are some turkey frying and cooking safety tips," said Fire Marshal Lance West. "Following these tips while the

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October is Fire Prevention Month: Tips from Athens Fire and Rescue

It is that time of year again!"October is Fire Prevention Month," said Athens Fire Marshal Lance West, "so, we just want to give you some information on Fire safety in the home."Let's find out what your smoke alarm and Carbon