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No; the fire department doesn't dispose of medications or used or expired medical supplies of any kind. Henry County Police Department Headquarters, located at 108 South Zack Hinton Parkway in McDonough has a medication drop box for disposal of medications. You may also contact any local pharmacy, doctor's office, clinic, or hospital for tips or recommendations on disposing such items.
No, however, arrangements can be made for City of McDonough citizens to obtain the necessary meter, hose, adapters, and tools for pools to be filled. For more information, contact a Battalion Chief or Chief Dave Williams from the Fire Department Directory.
Yes, McDonough Fire Department purchases or is granted a limited supply of battery operated smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms each year. While supplies last, the Fire Department will provide those to City of McDonough residents and fire personnel will install them as necessary. The Fire Department will also install or change your purchased smoke or CO alarms and purchased batteries in existing alarms if needed. For further information or to schedule an appointment, visit or call either McDonough Fire Station at 678-782-6250, contact the Prevention Division or a Battalion Chief in the Fire Department Directory.
Yes, McDonough Fire Department is usually granted a supply of child car seats at certain intervals throughout the year, and we provide those car seats to certain individuals and families that meet specific criteria as long as supplies last. McDonough Fire and Police Departments have certified Child Safety Seat Technicians who are dedicated to child safety and will install purchased or donated car seats at no cost.
If you have questions about child safety car seats, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to have a car seat installed, please call 470-878-1118. If no answer, leave a message, and a technician will return your call ASAP.
No; the fire department does none of the above. There are several local and nearby locations that sell, charge, recharge, repair and/or dispose of fire extinguishers. These locations can be located by an internet search. For further questions or concerns about fire extinguishers, please contact the Fire Department Prevention Division in the directory.
Sometimes, the fire department attempts to schedule and teach a CPR/AED class to citizens at least once or twice each year, but it doesn't always happen. However, there are Certified CPR Instructors within the department that sometimes teach outside classes and may be willing to teach a class for a per person cost.
For further inquiries, contact the Training Division in the directory. Other possible means to obtain CPR, AED, or BLS, certifications is to contact the Emergency Response Training and Support Services or call 770-716-1404, the National CPR Foundation, or Faithful Guardian Training Center at 678-432-2243.
Incident reports are usually complete and available 3-5 business days after the occurrence. A property owner, tenant, insurer, and/or investigators may request a copy of a report by contacting the Fire Department at 678-782-6250, a Battalion Chief or the Fire Chief in the FD directory. Upon requests, instructions will be provided as to how and when to obtain a copy. Reports are usually available for pick up and under certain circumstances emailed to a recipient on the same business day of the request. The first copy of a report is generally provided at no cost; however, charges may apply for additional copies.
For inquiries about Commercial Burning or Bon Fire Permits in the City of McDonough contact the McDonough Community Development Permitting Division, the Fire Department Prevention Division or the Fire Chief. The cost for a Commercial Burn Permit is $500. The Georgia Forestry Commission controls all other prescribed and/or residential burning permits in Georgia, including the City of McDonough. For those questions or permits, call 1-877-OK2BURN (1-877-652-2876).
For inquiries reference scheduling of Fire Safety or other events, contact The Prevention Division, a Battalion Chief or the Fire Chief in the FD Directory. You may also visit or call either Fire Station 678-782-6250, an on-duty officer may be able to assist.
NOTE: McDonough Fire Department does not sponsor nor partake in personal parties, ceremonies, or events at private residences.
An annual statewide burn ban is in effect from May 1 to October 1 unless otherwise advised by the Georgia Forestry Commission. Burning is usually allowed during all other times with a burn permit. When burning in the City of McDonough or Henry County, burning is limited to natural yard rubbish and debris only. Burn piles can be no larger than 6'x6'x6' and must be monitored at all times. A garden hose or other water supply shall be readily available within 50' of and able to reach the fire. All fires must be completely extinguished before dark with exceptions to bon fires and fires used for cooking or warming. For other questions about burning, call the Fire Department at 678-782-6250.