Thursday, March 21, 2013
The fire department is constructing a new state-of-the-art maintenance building in Lawrenceville that will consolidate and improve repair and testing of firefighting equipment.
Thursday, March 21
The Gwinnett County Fire Department is constructing a new state-of-the-art maintenance building in Lawrenceville that will consolidate and improve repair and testing of firefighting equipment. The building will provide climate-controlled, indoor space for testing hoses and ladders, repairing small engines and tools, and maintaining self-contained breathing apparatus, according to a news release from Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge. "We don’t need any additional personnel because we’re consolidating existing repair and maintenance operations in a single location,” said Fire Chief Bill Myers in the release. “This building provides a safe, efficient facility that will help extend the useful life of the vital equipment we use …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Strong storms lost their punch before arriving here. Officials say the county was "fortunate."
The Wednesday storm system that caused deadly weather in Northwest Georgia lost most of its punch by the time it reached Gwinnett County. Despite three Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued in the county Wednesday afternoon, residents were spared the dangerous conditions seen elsewhere. The aftermath left windy and cool conditions, and a forecast that calls for highs only in the 40s for Thursday. -- Did you take a photo of the wild weather. Share your Lilburn photo here on Patch. Just click the camera icon on this story that reads "Upload Photos and Videos." -- By the time the heaviest weather moved through after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett saw some heavy rain, a few tree limbs knocked down and some power outages. According to WeatherBug data…
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Firefighters were able to prevent a Wednesday night fire from destroying the whole house.
Firefighters called to a house on Pineridge Drive in Lilburn Wednesday night found a blaze coming up from the half-basement of the woodframe house. They were able to extinquish the fire before it consumed the structure. No one was at home when the fire started, and a neighbor alerted the fire department, Gwinnett Fire Department Spokesman Tommy Rutledge said in an email. No injuries were reported. The occupants of the house returned home as the firefighters were working. The fire caused damage to the floor of the main level and to wooden supports. The interior of the basement was moderately damaged, Rutledge said. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.
Monday, October 3, 2011
County ordinance regulates how and when outdoor burning may take place.
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Monday, October 3, 2011
Now that the outdoor burn ban has ended, fire officials are reminding citizens to follow regulations and exercise caution when burning leaves, branches or other debris. The outdoor burn ban for metro Atlanta ended on Sept. 30. However, certain days may still be designated no burn days due to weather and atmospheric conditions. Before doing any outdoor burning, check the Gwinnett Fire Community Risk Reduction (CRR)/Fire Marshal’s website or call the Burn Information Line at (678) 518-4979. Information is updated daily by 9 a.m. According to Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Service public information officer Capt. Tommy Rutledge, firefighters first take an educational approach when responding to burn violation complaints. “…