Monday, May 20, 2013
A Northeast Cobb resident has been charged with criminal damage to property in the second degree.
A Northeast Cobb man has been arrested in connection with a brush fire behind an Acworth business. About 3:19 p.m. on May 14, Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services responded to a brush fire behind Practix MFG LLC, 4000 Cantrell Road, that had been extinguished by employees. During the initial investigation, officials found "no identifiable accidental ignition in or around the fire origin," according to a Cobb County criminal warrant. When Cobb fire investigators returned to the scene on May 16 to interview Practix employees who discovered and reported the fire, Joseph Michael Pilgrim told them "that smoking was probably the cause of the fire," then led them to a pile of cigarette butts that "were not present at the time of the original …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The “Give Burns the Boot” fundraising drive starts Friday.
Cobb County firefighters will be at local grocery stores and other businesses across the county for the next three Fridays to raise money for burn survivors. The “Give Burns the Boot” fundraising drive will be held April 26, May 3 and May 10, said Denell Boyd, the spokeswoman for Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services. "Every station will go in their territory to different locations that give them permission," she said. Donations will benefit the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, which runs Camp Oo-U-La, the state's only camp held exclusively for children recovering from burn injuries. The foundation also supports the Burn Center at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department in New York state will soon receive a fire truck donated Wednesday by Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services.
A former Cobb County fire truck will have a new home in New York later this month. Officials from Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services held Wednesday morning a ceremony that saw the department donating a surplus fire engine—a 1992 Pierce Arrow Red Pumper with 177,292 miles on it—to the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, which is based in Howard Beach, N.Y. The fire truck donation stems from Cobb Fire’s ongoing partnership with the Georgia Chapter of the Terry Farrell Firefighters Fund, which has identified a number of departments in the northeastern U.S. that lost equipment as a result of Hurricane Sandy last year. “They lost everything … their firehouse was flooded, their engines, their ambulances, their turnout gear, their…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Trees were knocked down and some houses experienced flooding.
The Northeast Cobb area took the brunt of a powerful storm that caused some flooding incidents in the overnight hours. The most significant damage is the downing of a tree and power lines at Robinson Road, between Creekwood Drive and Robinson Farm Drive. This stretch of road is still closed at the present time, according to Robert Quigley, Director of Communications for Cobb County Government. Quigley also said that a driveway was washed out at a house on Clubland Drive. He added that houses in this neighborhood are of older construction and do not have the same standards that modern homes do, increasing the chances of flood damage. According to Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services, a homeowner on Clearbrook Drive experienced flooding …