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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Eastern Wharf Fire: Heroism Remembered

One year ago, Capt. Scott Boyd volunteered to lead T5 into a burning construction site to make a rooftop trench cut that diverted the flames and saved the northern end of the structure

Fire broke out at the massive Eastern Wharf construction site just afte...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

March 2021 Responses

March 2021 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, April 8, 2021) – During the Month of March, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 953 incidents including 73 fires, 487 emergency medical service and rescue calls, 41 hazardous c...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Habersham Street Fire Investigation

Investigators Working to Determine Cause of Habersham Street Construction Site Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, April 15, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department is working to determine the cause of the Thursday morning fire at a cons...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Habersham Street Fire

Fire Destroys Habersham Street Apartment Building Under Construction 

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, April 15, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a fire in the 4600 Block of Habersham Street ...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

East 64th Street Fire

Savannah Fire Saves Home from Damage by Backyard Shed Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire in the 100 Block of East 64th Street at 9:52 p.m., Tue...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Savannah Fire Preserves Westside History

Savannah Fire Preserves Westside History: Forgotten Family Treasures Returned

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, March 29, 2021) – While conducting training exercises at a blighted Cumming Street property slated for renovation or demolition last year, Savannah...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Smoke Alarm Partnership

Savannah Fire Partners with the Red Cross to Promote Fire Safety

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, March 19, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department has partnered with the Red Cross to help prevent fires in Savannah’s high fire risk...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Carver Street Fire

Carver Street Fire Displaces One

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, March 5, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in the 1000 Block of Carver Street at 9:08 p.m., Friday, March 5. Engine 4 was first on scene. ...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Southside Fires

Savannah Fire Responds to Southside Fires; Five Displaced

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, March 4, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to two fires on Savannah’s south side Thursday night. No one was physically inj...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

West 42st Street Car Fire Damages Home

Car Fire Damages Home, Displaces Three

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Wednesday, March 3, 2021) – At 2:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 3, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a house fire in the 900 Block of West 41st Street. Engine 6 was f...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Drayton Lane Arson Suspect Sought

Savannah Fire Searches for Arson Suspect 

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, March 1, 2021) – Savannah Fire Department Arson Investigators are searching for an individual suspected of lighting a trash fire that caused damage to the...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Key Street Fire

Key Street Fire Displaces Family of Five

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Saturday, February 27, 2021) – At 6:11 p.m., Saturday, February 27, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to fire in the 6900 Block of Key Street on Savannah&rsqu...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

West Henry Street Fire

West Henry Street Fire Displaces Four

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 26, 2021) – An electrical fire at a home in the 200 Block of West Henry Street displaced four people. At 5:53 a.m., Friday, February 26, the Savannah Fire Dep...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Goebel Avenue Fire

Goebel Avenue Fire Displaces Two

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 12, 2021) – At 2:47 p.m., Friday, February 12, the Savannah Fire Department responded to a fire in the 400 Block of Goebel Avenue. Firefighters forced entry to the...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

MLK Boulevard Arson Suspect Sought

Savannah Fire Searches for Arson Suspect

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 12, 2021) – Savannah Fire Department Arson Investigators are searching for an individual suspected of lighting fires in and around a downtown hotel Friday ...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Firefighters Assist with COVID-19 Vaccinations

Savannah Firefighters Assist with DPH COVID-19 Vaccinations

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, February 11, 2021) – Savannah Fire Department Firefighters began assisting Department of Public Health (DPH) personnel with the administration ...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Margery Street Fire

Savannah Fire Extinguishes Margery Street Kitchen Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department extinguished an early morning kitchen fire on Savannah’s west side. At 3:50 am., Tuesday, Fe...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

West 73rd Street Fire

Two Displaced by West 73rd Street Fire 

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Wednesday, February 3, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to a fire in the 200 Block of West 73rd Street at 5:42 a.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Engi...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Savannah Fire Participates in NFPA Risk Reduction Pilot Program

Savannah Fire Among 250 U.S. Fire Departments Participating in National Fire Protection Association Community Risk Reduction Pilot Program

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) –  The Savannah Fire Department has been selected...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

West 38th Street Fire

West 38th Street Fire Injures One, Displaces Three

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, January 19, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department extinguished a fire in the 900 Block of West 38th Street that displaced three people and left one with s...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

East Duffy Street Fire

East Duffy Street Carriage House Fire Displaces One

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, January 18, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department responded to the report of a fire in the 1100 Block of East Duffy Street at 4:31 a.m., Monday, January 1...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Fire Deaths Drop to Zero in 2020

Fire Deaths Drop to Zero in the City of Savannah

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – For the first time in a decade there were zero fire fatalities in the City of Savannah. In 2020 the Savannah Fire Department responded to...

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Fire News
Posted on: April 20, 2021

2020 Firefighter Awards

Savannah Fire Honors Top Firefighters

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, April 20, 2021) – The Savannah Fire Department is proud to honor its best and brightest for outstanding service and heroism in 2020. Capt. Gregory Jacobs, Engineer Be...

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Fire News
Posted on: February 8, 2021

January 2020 Responses

January 2021 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, February 8, 2021) – During the Month of January, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 763 incidents including 65 fires, 342 emergency medical service and rescue calls,...

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Fire News
Posted on: January 5, 2021

December 2020 Responses

December 2020 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, January 4, 2021) – During the Month of December, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 871 incidents including 65 fires, 377 emergency medical service and rescue calls...

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Posted on: December 15, 2020

November 2020 Responses

November 2020 Responses

 

During the Month of November, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 667 incidents including 71 fires, 241 emergency medical service and rescue calls, 65 hazardous condition & excessive heat calls, 37 publ...

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Fire News
Posted on: November 24, 2020

October 2020 Responses

October 2020 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, November 23, 2020) – During the Month of October, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 642 incidents including 71 fires, 226 emergency medical service and rescue calls...

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Fire News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

September 2020 Responses

September 2020 Responses

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, October 19, 2020) – During the Month of September the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 630 incidents including 58 fires, 2 excessive heat incidents, 226 emergency me...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 22, 2020

August 2020 Fires

August 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, September 18, 2020) – During the Month of August the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 624 incidents including 66 fires, 224 emergency medical service and rescue calls, 54 hazardous condit...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Wilemere Place Cooking Fire

Wilemere Place Cooking Fire Displaces Three

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, September 3, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a cooking fire in the 2300 Block of Wilemere Place at 2:56 p.m., Thursday, September 3. Battalion Chief Jack M...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Kitchen Named Assistant Chief Logistics

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Elzie Kitchen named Savannah Fire Department Assistant Chief, Logistics

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, June 12, 2020) – After a nationwide search and thorough interview process with more than 60 applicants, the Savannah Fire Department’...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 13, 2020

West 39th Street Attic Fire

Six Displaced by W. 39th Street Attic Fire

SAVANNAH, GA (Saturday, June 13, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 600 Block of W. 39th Street just after midnight on Saturday, June 13. Engine 5 was first on ...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Oak Pointe Trail Fire

Lighting Strike Causes Oak Pointe Trail House Fire

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, June 22, 2020) – At 5:24 p.m., Sunday,  June 21, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 100 Block of Oak Pointe Trail. Lightning stru...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

West 39th Street Fire

West 39th Street Fire

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, June 25, 2020) – At 10:40 a.m., Thursday, June 25, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 500 Block of W. 39th Street. Truck 5 was first on scene. Firefighters discovere...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 28, 2020

Suspicious Mobile Home Fire

Suspicious Mobile Home Fire Under Investigation

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Sunday, June 28, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department has extinguished a suspicious fire at a mobile home park in 10000 Block of Middleground Road. The cause is unde...

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Fire News
Posted on: June 29, 2020

East 53rd Street Kitchen Fire

East 53rd Street Kitchen Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, June 29, 2020) – At 1:42 a.m., Monday, June 29, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a kitchen fire in the 1100 Block of E. 53rd St. Engine 8 was first on scene. Fir...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

UPDATE: Mobile Home Fire

Mobile Home Fire Suspect Arrested

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, June 29, 2020) – Joshua Leon Brown was arrested and charged with first degree arson for setting a mobile home on fire Sunday night. At 9:38 p.m., Sunday, June 28, Savannah...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 29, 2020

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks Safety Tips

 

Thousands of Americans are injured while using fireworks on the Fourth of July. The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show, according to the National Fire Protection Association. However, this year ...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Fireworks-related Responses

Fireworks-related Calls

 

SAVANNAH, Ga (Monday, July 6, 2020) - During the Fourth of July Weekend - from Friday, July 3, 2020 to Sunday July 5, 2020 - the Savannah Fire Department responded to 18 fires and seven smoke scare incidents where...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 14, 2020

South Street Fire

South Street Car Fire Damages Home, Displaces Two

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, July 14, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 600 Block of South Street at 4:24 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. Engine 1 was first on scene....

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

Brentwood Drive Fire

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Resident Injured in Brentwood Drive Fire 

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, July 28, 2020) – At 1:40 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 2100 Block of Brentwood Drive, near Skidaway and DeRe...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

UPDATE: Brentwood Drive Fire

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Electrical Issue Suspected Cause of Brentwood Drive Fire; Resident Transported to Augusta Burn Center

SAVANNAH, GA (Tuesday, July 28, 2020) – Savannah Fire Department Investigators suspect, but have not been able to definitively confirm,...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Juniper Circle Fire

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Family of Three Displaced by Juniper Circle Fire

 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, July 30, 2020) – At 10:09 p.m., Wednesday, July 29, the Savannah Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the 100 Block of Juniper Circle, located in t...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Assistant Chief Wallace Retires

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Savannah Fire Celebrates the Career of Assistant Chief Curtis Wallace 

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, August 13, 2020) – In appreciation of his 23 years of dedicated service, the Savannah Fire Department will celebrate the remarkable c...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

July 2020 Responses

July 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, August 3, 2020) – During the Month of July, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 643 incidents including 82 fires, 1 excessive heat incident, 204 emergency medical service and rescues, 63 h...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

June 2020 Responses

June 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, July 6, 2020) – During the Month of June, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 574 incidents including 60 fires, 1 excessive heat incident, 207 emergency medical service and rescues, 55 haz...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

May 2020 Responses

May 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, August 13, 2020) – During the Month of May, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 582 incidents including 112 fires, 187 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 52 hazardous con...

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Fire News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Savannah Fire Hires New Chief Fire Marshal

 

Savannah Fire Hires New Chief Fire Marshal

SAVANNAH, GA (Friday, May 1, 2020) – The Savannah Fire Department welcomes new Chief Fire Marshal Whitney Williams-Smith. Williams-Smith comes from East Point Fire Department, in East Point Geo...

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Fire News
Posted on: May 1, 2020

March Responses

March 2020 Responses

During the Month of March, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 615 incidents including 95 fires, 181 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 62 hazardous condition calls, 26 public service calls, 62 smoke sc...

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Fire News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

February 2020 Responses

February 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, March 5, 2020) – During the Month of February, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 564 incidents including 47 fires, 205 emergency medical service and other incident calls, ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

January 2020 Responses

January 2020 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Monday, March 30, 2020) – During the Month of January, the Savannah Fire Department responded to more than 646 incidents including 87 fires, 214 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 63 ...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

November 2019 Responses

November 2019 Responses 

During the Month of November Savannah Fire Rescue responded to more than 661 incidents including 72 fires, 211 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 53 hazardous condition and explosion calls, 25 public servi...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

October 2019 Responses

October 2019 Responses 

During the Month of October Savannah Fire Rescue responded to more than 676 service calls, including 56 fires, 260 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 62 hazardous condition and explosion calls, 19 ...

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Fire News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

September 2019 Responses

September 2019 Fires

 

During the Month of September Savannah Fire Rescue responded to 603 service calls, including 64 fires, 237 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 55 hazardous condition calls, 32 public service calls, 69 smoke sc...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

July 2019 Responses

Savannah Fire Rescue July Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, August 1, 2019) – During the Month of July Savannah Fire responded to 702 incidents, including 105 fires, 1 gas rupture, 236 rescue incidents, 62 hazard calls, 38 service calls, 52 good i...

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Fire News
Posted on: September 20, 2019

August 2019 Responses

August 2019 Responses

 

During the Month of August Savannah Fire Rescue responded to 689 service calls, including 70 fires, 228 emergency medical service and other incident calls, 85 hazardous condition calls, 49 public service calls, 52 s...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

New Apparatus Added to Fire Fleet

New Apparatus Added to Savannah Fire Fleet

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, July 18, 2019) – Savannah Fire Rescue is adding three new vehicles to its fleet. Two new Sutphen Pumper Trucks will replace the old apparatus at Station 8 and Station 9, and a new Sutphen L...

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Fire News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

June 2019 Responses

June 2019 Responses

SAVANNAH, GA (Thursday, July 18, 2019) – During the Month of June, Savannah Fire responded to 679 service calls, including 80 fires, 2 incidents involving excessive heat, 228 emergency medical service and other incide...

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