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National Fire Prevention Week in Hall County

Hall County Fire Services will be working hard during the month of October to educate Hall County residents about the importance of smoke alarms during National Fire Prevention Week. 

In addition to fire safety education, the public will get an up-close look at the equipment and vehicles used by the fire department. Here is a schedule of events:

Burn Ban Lifted, tomorrow

On Oct. 1, 2010, residents of Hall County will again be allowed to burn natural plant growth with the proper permits:

• A residential burn permitis for someone who wants to clean up their yard and wants to burn leaves and small tree limbs (no bigger than 3 inches in diameter). To obtain a residential burn permit, call 770-536-2442. This is an automated line and residents should follow the instructions. At the end of the recording, they will receive a burn permit number good for that day only.

Georgia Mountians Center hosts ReadyFest

On Monday, September 20th, the Georgia Mountains Center (301 Main Street SW, Gainesville) will host ReadyFest, a community preparedness event designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. This event is sponsored by The National Weather Service in Peachtree City and the Georgia and Hall County Emergency Management offices.