MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Friday, April 14, 2023) – Berkeley County is proud to recognize five local fire departments serving the County that Fire Safe South Carolina (FSSC) recently designated as “Fire Safe SC Communities” in 2022. The following departments received this special designation:
- Goose Creek Rural Fire Department
- C&B Fire Department
- Pine Ridge Fire Department
- Central Berkeley/Whitesville Fire Department
- Hanahan Fire Department
The “Fire Safe South Carolina” Community Designation recognizes departments for working to reduce fire-related injuries to firefighters and communities. It also honors departments for promoting fire safety. Learn more HERE.
To receive this honor, each fire department completed courses to improve data quality; trained community partners to deliver in-home safety visits; and further developed department skills through online National Fire Academy courses in risk reduction and assessment.
“Our fire departments work hard to ensure our residents are safe in times of emergencies. These designations prove our commitment to reducing fire risks, educating the public, and ongoing training to continue providing safe communities for all residents and visitors of Berkeley County –Jon Rothman, Fire Services Coordinator, Berkeley County Emergency Management
A total of 132 fire departments across South Carolina received this designation.
-Prepared by the Berkeley County Public Information Office-