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The Cherokee Springs Fire Department Board of Commissioners Meeting will be held February 13, 2017 6:30 PM

See posted agenda under Board Of Commissioner Section 




Cherokee Springs Fire District, (Spartanburg County) residents soon may enjoy lower homeowner’s insurance premiums thanks to an improved fire protection rating recently achieved by the Fire Department.

Cherokee Springs Fire Department’s Public Protection Classification (PPC) that sets the fire districts Insurance Services Office (ISO) fire protection score, a number used to determine local property insurance ratings reflecting a community’s local fire protection, recently improved from a classification 5/9 to a 2/2X.

The report rates community fire departments from Class 10 to Class 1, with Class 1 being the highest.

Cherokee Springs Fire Chief Trent Harper presented the PPC report to the Fire District Board of Commissioners, explaining that CSFD’s Class 2/2X rating was based on an evaluation of the fire department’s ability to respond to calls inside the fire district, within five miles of one of the fire districts fire stations, located at the following locations:

  •          Headquarters Station 201 Flatwood Drive
  •          Sandy Ford Road Station 870 Sandy Ford Road
  •          Mountain View Station 325 Mountain View Road.

According to the report, a community’s ISO rating is based on getting adequate water flow and supply for fire suppression, emergency communications, and the fire department’s equipment, staff, training, operations and community risk reduction outreach program.

Chief Harper commended Spartanburg County Emergency communications department Director Mike Flynn, which made up 10 percent of the rating, and the fire districts two water department, Spartanburg Water and Liberty Chesnee Fingerville which made up 40 percent of the rating.

The fire department made up the remaining 50 percent of the rating, which should translate to insurance premium savings for area residents.

It is up to each individual insurance company to set premiums based on the Class 2/2X rating, and we encouraged people to check with their insurance companies. “We all should see savings within the entire community,” Chief Harper said.

The new ISO ratings take effect November 1, 2016 Harper said.

Chief Harper stated he would like to personally express his appreciations to Cherokee Springs Fire District Board of Commissioner’s for adopting goals to improve the fire districts ISO grade, support and trust given to the administration to develop programs and implement policies to achieve the goal. Chief Harper praised the dedication and team work of all the firefighters and officers that worked tirelessly to accomplish to improve the Fire Districts ISO Score.
















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News Headlines
Mon. Jan 30th 2017
BOILING SPRINGS, SC (WSPA) – Four people are in the hospital after an early morning house fire in Boiling Springs.Chief Scott Miller with the Boiling Springs Fire Department says the call came into dispatch around 12:50 a.m. about a house fire on 400 block of Abernathy Rd.The Chief says four p...
Mon. Jan 30th 2017
A house fire that occurred in Boling Springs early Sunday is still under investigation.Boiling Springs Fire Department Chief Scott Miller said firefighters responded at 12:50 a.m. to 544 Abernathy Road for a structure fire.Four people were inside the home when the fire started including three teenag...
Sun. Jan 29th 2017
HERMAN LEDBETTERBOILING SPRINGS, SC- Samuel Herman Ledbetter, 74, of Boiling Springs, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. He was the widower of Faye Byars Ledbetter, who died in 2010. Mr. Ledbetter was a native of Boiling Springs, NC, and a son...
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The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) says two lanes will be closed on I-85 northbound at mile marker 77.Two right lanes on I-85 northbound will close beginning 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. The SCDOT said the project is expected to take five days.Drivers are encouraged to use SC 85...
Board of Commissioners

The Cherokee Springs Fire District Board of Commissioner meet the Second Monday of each month excluding the months of July and December. The meeting will start at 6:30 pm.

Meetings are held at the Fire Department Headquarters station located at 201 Flatwood Drive, Chesnee SC 29323

Jack Davis Chairman

Jon Garner Vice Chairman

Robbie Easler Secretary/Treasure

Dean Franklin Member

Gene Grigg Member

David Lancaster Member

Wesley Burham  Member


Cherokee Springs Fire Department

Board of Commissioners



Cherokee Springs Fire District Board of Commissioners will their next Scheduled meeting on February 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

This meeting will be held at the:

Headquarters Station located at  201 Flatwood Drive Chesnee, SC 29323

Office Number (864) 578 – 9651


  1. Invocation
  2. Call to Order -Chairman Jack Davis
  3. Consider any changes in the order of the Posted Agenda
  4. Approve January 2017 Work Shop Minutes
  5. Board recognizes Chris Skinner – presentation of the Fire Districts Audit
  6. Old Business and former Agenda Items Carried Forward
  • New Headquarters project report (Deferred to New Business)
  • Open Seal Bids for Engine
  1. New Business
  • Discuss / Request to approve Audit as presented
  • Discuss / Request to seek quotes for 2017 Audit
  • Headquarters Committee Report
  • Report from SMA financial information concerning Bond
    • Discuss items to be included in the Bond
  • Discuss / Request approval of the time line Bond Proposal
  • Discuss / Request approval of the New Headquarters Project   
  • Discuss / Request permission to have the departments attorney (CD Rhodes) draft resolution petitioning SCC re bond issuance and (ii) resolution asking for bond referendum – 
  • Discuss / Request Aproval to establish dates for Public Meetings concerning the Headquarters Project:
  1. Fire Chief Report
    1. Report and Updates:
      1. 2016 Overview
      2. Apparatus / Building and Grounds Updates
      3. Discuss and seek approval for the Fire Districts Smoke Alarm Program
    2.           See attached document
      1. Updates concerning FSA in Spartanburg County
      2. Updates on Goals / Planning / Projects
  2. Finance Report
  3. Approval of Any Contractual Matters, Grant Applications or Un-Budgeted Expenditures
  4. Request of Executive Session
  5. Executive Session
  6. Come Out of Executive Session
  7. Motion to Consider Any Action Taken on Matters Discussed in Executive Session
  8. Citizens Comments (30 Minutes Allotted)
  9. Adjournment of Meeting

Agenda Posted at Headquarters station and on the departments web site on February 9, 2017:





Due to bad weather the January 7th Workshop and January 9th monthly meetings are canceled


The Cherokee Springs Fire District Board of Commissioners will hold a WORK SHOP followed by our Regular monthly meeting on January 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

The workshop will take place at the fire district property location at the corner of Moon Circle and Chesnee Highway:


Review of property and layout of building(s):

Review plans/drawing and discuss current layout as designed by the Building Committee of the Board of Commissioners:

The Board will return to the headquarters station located at 201 Flatwood Drive Chesnee SC 29323.


Review / discuss:  Drawing, and plans:

Workshop adjourn:

Approved by Chairman Jack Davis

Posted by Chief Harper

The January 14 Meeting agenda will be posted Thursday morning January 12, 2017


In compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, notice of this meeting was provided in advance thru public posting, posting to the Fire Districts Web Site ( and any interested parties that have requested to be notified. Any persons wishing to address the board may do so by requesting in writing through the Chief’s Office at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. A request must indicate the name, address of person wishing to speak and topic wished to be discussed. The Chief can be reached at 864-578-9651 or at the above address. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Posted January 4, 2017:


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201 Flatwood Drive
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