Fire & Emergency Services

Christmas Wreath Fire Prevention 2018 1 Fire

During December, the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services Department encourages the community’s support to help eliminate structure fires this holiday season and “Keep the Wreath Green.” For every preventable structure fire experienced from December 1-31, a green bulb on an image of a wreath will be changed from green to red.

Last year we experienced 17 structure fires during the month of December: Eleven in single family dwellings and six in multi-family dwellings. Nine of those structure fires started in the kitchen, two started on a porch/deck, one in a garage, two in a Family Room/Den, one in a bedroom and two the room of origin was undetermined.

The wreath and its progress will be displayed throughout the month on the Fire Department’s website at and the department’s social media outlets, along with holiday and winter fire prevention tips. Residents are encouraged to read the tips and do their part to help Keep the Wreath Green. For more information, contact ACC Fire and Emergency Services at 706-613-3360.

"Athens-Clarke County Fire & Emergency Services Department takes pride in providing prompt, dependable, and professional services to reduce the impact of emergencies in our community with dedication to education and training."


  • Fire Inspections
  • Plans Review
  • Fire Cause Investigation
  • Safety Education

Emergency Responses:

  • Fires, Vehicle Crashes, etc.
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Search & Rescue
  • Water Rescue

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