Fire Prevention Week 2020 is October 4-10 and this year's theme is "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen". Please take a moment to read over the points below:
• Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Thanksgiving is the leading day for fires involving cooking equipment.
• The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.
• Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food.
• If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly and stay in the home.
• Always keep a lid nearby when cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan and turn off the burner. Leave the pan covered until it’s cool.
• Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stovetop.
• Loose clothing can hang down onto stove burners and catch fire. Wear short, close-fitting, or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.
• Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet (1 metre) around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
• Smoke alarms detect and alert people to a fire in the early stages. Smoke alarms can mean the difference between life and death in a fire.
• Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half.
• Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement.
• Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button. • Make sure everyone in the home understands the sound of the smoke alarm and knows how to respond.
Home Fire Escape Planning and Practice
Home fire escape planning should include the following:
Drawing a map of each level of the home, showing all doors and windows
• Going to each room and pointing to the two ways out
• Making sure someone will help children, older adults, and people with disabilities wake up and get out
• Teaching children how to escape on their own in case you cannot help them
• Establishing a meeting place outside and away from the home where everyone can meet after exiting
• Having properly installed and maintained smoke alarms
• Pushing the smoke alarm button to start the drill
• Practicing what to do in case there is smoke: Get low and go. Get out fast.
• Practicing using different ways out and closing doors behind you as you leave
• Never going back for people, pets, or things
• Going to your outdoor meeting place
• Calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency number from a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone
Heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the winter months.
• Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires.
• All heaters need space. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from heating equipment.
• Have a 3-foot (1-metre) “kid-free zone” around open fires and space heaters.
• Purchase and use only portable space heaters listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
• Have a qualified professional install heating equipment.
• Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional at least once a year.
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Merry Christmas and happy holidays from your Cherokee Springs Fire Department!We've provided the following tips, courtesy of the National Fire Prevention Association, to provide useful information regarding winter safety.As a reminder, Cherokee Springs FD is proud to install smoke alarms for the residents of our fire district at no charge, courtesy of the American Red Cross.To request more information or schedule a smoke alarm install or inspection of your current alarms, please contact our ...
During the month of October, you may notice your CSFD firefighters in a different uniform. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we've gone pink to support those who have battled breast cancer and the family members who have experienced the secondhand impact of it. You may notice some of our members sporting a bright pink uniform t-shirt while they are out-and-about, serving our community. For more information on breast cancer, please visit nationalbreastcancer.org
Fire Prevention Week 2020 is October 4-10 and this year's theme is "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen". Please take a moment to read over the points below:Cooking• Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Thanksgiving is the leading day for fires involving cooking equipment. • The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking.• Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, boiling, grilling, or broiling food.• If you are...
From Chelsea Norris' GoFundMe post:Tommy is a beloved husband, father, ‘Pop’ and is chief of Poplar Springs Fire Department in Spartanburg, SC. Recently, all of a sudden, Tommy had several consecutive seizures. After many days of testing, it was determined Tommy had a tumor on his brain. As he and his wife, Donna, navigated this new information, Tommy continued to experience seizures, slowing of his speech, and completely unrelated blood clot issues that resulted in many tests fo...
The South Carolina Forestry Commission has now lifted the burn ban previously issued on April 7, 2020. As always, be sure to check the SC Forestry Commission's website for state burn laws, guidelines, and tips before burning. You can visit the SC Forestry Commission's website by clicking here or at www.state.sc.us/forest/Below is the official statement from SCFC:
Cherokee Springs Fire DepartmentPublic Notice of Special MeetingMarch 3, 2020 at 6:30 PMMeeting will be held at Headquarters Station:201 Flatwood DriveChesnee, SC 29323 For the Purpose of: A RESOLUTIONAPPROVING A LONG-TERM CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND FINANCIAL PLAN FOR THE CHEROKEE SPRINGS AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED THERETO.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dwight M. Easler Sr., who served the community of Cherokee Springs for over thirty years as both a Volunteer Firefighter and a Commission Board member. Mr Easler Sr. served as a commission board member from 1994-2014. The following obituary article is provided by www.legacy.com (https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/spartanburg/obituary.aspx?n=dwight-m-easler&pid=195539103&fhid=7695): SPARTANBURG, SC - - Dwight Moody Easler, ...
COLUMBIA -- Gov. Henry McMaster has proclaimed March 2020 Prescribed Fire Awareness Month in South Carolina. A coalition of state, federal and non-governmental land management organizations under the umbrella of the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council requested the proclamation to raise awareness of the essential role that fire plays in both the stewardship of our natural resources and the protection of lives and property. Prescribed, or controlled, burning is the skilled application of fire ...
Cherokee Springs Fire District201 Flatwood DriveChesnee SC 29323 Board of CommissionNotice:PUBLIC MEETINGFebruary 24, 20206:30 PM This meeting will be held at the Main Station located at 201 Flatwood Drive, Chesnee SC 29323 For the purpose of adopting a Resolution APPROVING THE INCURRING OF GENERAL OBLIGATION DEBT IN AN AMOUNT NOT EXCEEDING $5,500,000 AND AUTHORIZING A PETITION TO THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY PURSUANT TO SECTION 6-11-830 OF THE CODE OF LAWS OF SO...
Christmas Fire Safety StatisticsIn 2004-2008, an estimated 1,170 home fires per year began with decorations, excluding Christmas trees. These fires caused an annual average of 8 deaths, 54 injuries, and $19.1 million in property damage.Christmas tree and holiday decoration fires result in twice the injuries and 5 times more fatalities per fire than the average winter holiday fire.On average, 260 home fires begin with Christmas trees each year, resulting in 12 deaths, 24 injuries and $16.4 millio...
Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Ranges or cooktops cause 62% of home fires according to the National Fire Protection Association. Learn how to stay safe with these tips.Keep anything that can catch fire away from your stove top.Always unplug counter top alliances when not in use. Make sure you have, and test, GFCI receptacles in your kitchen to prevent shock and electrocution.Double check that everything is off when you finish cooking.Prevent fires by...
As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, Cherokee Springs Fire Department reminds residents:Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!™ October 9, 2019 – The Cherokee Springs Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®)—the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years—to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Yo...
Cherokee Springs Fire District in Spartanburg County is accepting resumes for Full Time Firefighter positions: Minimum RequirementsNFPA Firefighter 1 NFPA Firefighter 2 (within 6 months)High School DiplomaValid SC Driver LicensesMedical First Responder / Class E or CDL / EVDT within 6 months Highly competitive Pay and Benefit package which includes:SC State Police Officer Retirement (PORS)Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short- and Long-Term DisabilityEducation and Eval...
Universal Security Instruments Recalls to Inspect Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a FireName of product: Battery powered smoke and fire alarmsHazard: The smoke alarms can have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.Remedy: ReplaceRecall date: July 10, 2019Units: About 180,000Consumer Contact: Universal Security Instruments at 877-612-6955 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Frid...
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OFTHE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE CHEROKEE SPRINGSFIRE DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA The Board of Fire Control of the Cherokee Springs FireDistrict (the “Board”), the governing body of the CherokeeSprings Fire District (the “District”) will hold a public hearingregarding the adoption of its fiscal year 2019-20 budget(the “Public Hearing”). The Public Hearing will be held inorder to comply with the requirements of Section 6-1-8...
Gaffney, SC, June 3, 2019: Last month, Broad River Electric Charities distributed $16,100 from its Operation Round Up® fund to local charities throughout its service territory. The recipients included organizations in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union Counties that support food banks, Christian youth camps, S.T.E.M. education and many other causes and initiatives.Organizations based in Spartanburg County that received funds were the Cherokee Springs Fire Department, Temple Education Min...
The Safe Kids Worldwide “Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car” campaign will launch on April 1, 2019. Our national partners have been instrumental in sharing our customizable resources and tools with their constituents. This year, our goal is to further our reach by requesting assistance from our network and national partners. Last year, 52 children died in hot cars, the highest number on record since 1989. We know this is 100 percent preventable. We know that disseminating ...
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Board Meetings start at 6:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the Fire Department Headquarters station located at 201 Flatwood Drive, Chesnee SC 29323
Agendas (and minutes) are posted at the department on the announcement / information board.
Jack Davis, Chairman
Thomas Boyer, Vice Chairman
Wesley Burcham, Secretary
Robbie Easler, Treasurer
Dean Franklin, Member
Jon Garner, Member
Gene Grigg, Member