Fire FAQs

  • Does the Fire Department provide and install child safety car seats?

    The Fire Department does not provide child safety car seats, but we do have certified Child Safety Seat Technicians who will be happy to install your purchased car seat.  If you have questions about child safety car seats or if you would like to make an appointment to have a car seat installed, contact either Deputy Chief Dave Williams or either fire station at the numbers listed in the directory. 
  • Does the Fire Department provide and install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors?

    McDonough Fire Department does not provide carbon monoxide (CO) detectors; however, arrangements will be made for the installation of CO detectors or replacement of batteries in existing detectors.  Contact either fire station at the non-emergency number in the directory list to make the request.
  • Does the Fire Department provide and install smoke detectors?

    Yes, the Fire Department purchases or is granted a number of battery-operated smoke detectors each year.  While supplies last, residents may contact the Fire Department at the non-emergency number listed in the directory.  Arrangements will be made for fire personnel to install the detectors or replace batteries in existing battery-operated smoke detectors; however, the Fire Department does not provide hard-wired detectors. 
  • How do I set up a Fire Safety Event, Fire Station Tour, or Career Day for my school class, boy/girl scouts troop, etc.?

    Contact Deputy Chief Dave Williams or one of the McDonough Fire Stations in the Fire Department Directory List.

  • Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?

    No, however, arrangements can be made for citizens to obtain the necessary meter, hose, adapters, and tools for pools to be filled. For more information, contact Deputy Chief Dave Williams in the Fire Department Directory List.

  • How do I obtain a burn permit?

    For a Commercial Burn Permit in the city limits of McDonough contact Chief Steve Morgan in the Fire Department Directory List. The cost is $500.00. GA Forestry Commission controls all other prescribed and/or residential burning permits in Georgia. Residential Permits can be obtained over the phone at 1-877-OK2BURN.
  • When can I burn?

    The statewide burn ban is in effect from May 30 – October 1 every year unless otherwise advised by GA Forestry Commission. Burning is allowed during all other times with a burn permit. When burning in the city of McDonough and Henry County, the burn piles can be no larger than 6’x6’ and must be monitored at all times. A garden hose must be readily available and in fairly close proximity to the fire. All fires must be extinguished before dark unless it is being used for cooking and/or warming.
  • How do I get a copy of a fire report?

    Incident reports are generally complete within 3-5 business days after the incident. A property owner, tenant, and/or insurer can obtain a copy of a report by contacting either McDonough Fire Station at the number listed on the directory list. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, these reports are generally furnished at no charge.