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Fire department to host safety symposium

LAWRENCEVILLE — Fire officials want to remind folks that holiday checklists should include safety measures during the upcoming — and typically fire-prone — weeks.

The Gwinnett County Fire Department will host a free, public “Holiday Fire Safety Symposium” from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

Bullet points will include all manner of fire-risk reduction hot topics.

Among them: Holiday decorations and Christmas tree safety; candle use; how to keep watch in the kitchen and focus on the fireplace; and other general home fire safety practices.

The Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center is located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.

For additional information, call the department’s Fire Education Section at 678-518-4850 or e-mail fireprograms@gwinnettcounty.com.