Caregiver Professsional Fire Safety Training Coming Soon!

Bainbridge Public Safety will be offering the State of Georgia Fire Marshal’s Caregiver

Professional Fire Safety Training on the following dates:

 March 18, 2015 – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

March 26, 2015 – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

March 30, 2015 – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Classes are FREE, and will be held in the Training Room of Bainbridge Public Safety Headquarters, located at 510 East Louise Street in Bainbridge, Georgia.

 Space is limited to 20 students per class.

 Please contact Bainbridge Public Safety at 229-248-2038 to register.



It is the purpose of this course to provide the adults working with occupants in “group day-care homes”, “day-care centers”, administrators, directors, operators, all staff of Group I-1 and Group R-4 assisted living communities, assisted living facilities, community living arrangements, memory care units, personal care homes, and residential board and care homes with basic information about fire safety so they may provide the occupants of their facility with at least a minimum level of protection from fire, and the potential risks associated with fire.

To realistically reduce the number of fires, injuries, deaths, and property losses associated with fire, a measurable change in the attitudes and behaviors related to fire risks and safety measures must occur.

Course Description

This course is intended for persons responsible for the care, welfare, and safety of occupants in a caregiver facility. The course is required to be attended by care givers in “group day care homes”, “day care centers”, and for administrators, directors, operators, and all staff of Group I-1 and Group R-4 assisted living communities, assisted living facilities, community living arrangements, memory care units, personal care homes, and residential board and care homes.

This limited application is based on the provisions of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.), Chapter 25, Title 2 that designates the building types and or uses that fall under the jurisdiction of the Georgia Safety Fire Commissioner’s State Fire Marshal’s Office. The designations are located in O.C.G.A. 25-2-13(b)(1)(I).

Lake Seminole Open Team Bass Tournament Coming in March!

The 2015 Lake Seminole Open Team Bass Tournament will be held Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 in conjunction with River Town Days. The Tournament will be held at Earle May Boat Basin Mega Ramps.  Entry fee is $160.  Fee includes Big Fish Pot for both days!  Guaranteed $5,000 1st Place and guaranteed $10,000 Total Purse!  Fill out your entry form today!

Trail Extension in the Works!

Trail Work 2 Jan 2015

Exciting news for nature lovers! The City of Bainbridge recently received a Recreational Trails Program Grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to be used exclusively for the construction of recreational trails. The grant will allow the City to add approximately 1.5 miles to the existing Nature Trail located at Earle May Boat Basin. Construction began this week near the Chamber of Commerce building. The trail extension will tie into the existing paved trail near the campground area and will extend along the road beside the animal park. A bridge will be constructed in the near future to allow pedestrians to cross the canal. The crushed rock trail will continue past the Chamber building, down Hatcher Road along the river, and end at Cheney Griffin Park where the Trailhead will be located. The project is projected to be completed by Spring, just in time for families to be able to get out and enjoy nature and the beauty found along the Flint River!

Let’s Visit the Animals at the Boat Basin Park!

What a beautiful day to visit the Boat Basin Animal Park! George and Little Jack love visitors, especially if you bring a treat…but in case you don’t, the City of Bainbridge makes sure they are well fed and cared for!
Did you know?
* There are two donkeys, George and Little Jack, as well as three goats, and thirteen emus.
* At feeding time, all it takes is a quick blow of the City truck horn and George and Little Jack come running.
* Animals are fed three times a week (on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings).
* The animals are fed a mixture of corn, sweet feed, and worm medicine.
* March through November, animals are given two bales of hay each month.
* In December, January, and February, animals are given three bales of hay each month.
* In October, rye grass is planted to allow for winter grazing.
* Every year, George and Little Jack are examined and given vaccinations to prevent illness.

Allen Madge Feeding Animals 2 Jan 2015

Mike Hammer is the 2014 Employee of the Year!

At the Tuesday meeting of the Bainbridge City Council, Mike Hammer was recognized as the Employee of the Year for 2014. Mike has worked in the Public Works division since July of 2001. Steve Winburn, Director of Public Works, stated that Mike has a wealth of knowledge, is a super handyman, and always goes above and beyond what is asked of him while maintaining a great attitude. Steve said, “He’s the kind of employee you enjoy working alongside!” Presenting Mike with an award plaque and check were City Councilwoman Roslyn Palmer, City Manager Chris Hobby, and Public Works Director Steve Winburn.Mike Hammer 4Mike Hammer cropped

Walk, Run, Bike BAINBRIDGE!

Nature Trail 2 Nature Trail 1

Bring your kids, bring your dog, or just bring yourself to the City of Bainbridge Nature Trail. Enjoy the cool weather as you stroll the paved looped trail, passing the Bill Reynolds Sports Park, the Tennis Center, and the Flint River. The trail is open from sunrise until sunset. Amenities include benches, water fountains, trash receptacles, mile markers, and a parking area. Dogs must be leashed. The main trailhead parking lot is located at the Earle May Boat Basin near the Mega Ramps. The trail can also be accessed from Bill Reynolds Sports Park.

Citizen’s Police Academy

Bainbridge Public Safety will be holding an inaugural Citizen’s Police Academy beginning Tuesday, January 13.  The academy is free, and will provide an opportunity for citizens in the community to obtain an inside look at the Department of Public Safety.  It is not designed for those interested in a law enforcement career, but rather for anyone seeking to gain a greater understanding of how the department operates, and of the problems and challenges faced by Public Safety Officers on a daily basis.

The first session of the ten week academy will be held on Tuesday, January 13 from 6 pm until 9 pm, and will meet every Tuesday through March 17.  Attendees will receive 30 hours of instruction and information.  Topics covered will include the Use of Force policy, laws of arrest, search and seizure issues, domestic violence, hiring and recruitment practices, and fire operations.  In addition, participants will have an opportunity to tour the Decatur County Jail, ride on patrol with Public Safety officers, and participate in firearms education and instruction.

Spaces for the academy are limited, and available on a first come, first served basis.  For more information or to register at no cost, contact Amy Sanchez at 229-248-2038.