Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
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Friday, October 29th, 2021
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Halloween Decorations and Fire SafetyDried flowers, crepe paper, cornstalks and decorative scarecrows may make your home look festive for fall, but these classic decorations can also pose a scary fire...
Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Notice of public meetingThe Cherokee Springs Fire District Board of Commission will meet at the above location on August 16, 2021 @ 6:30pm for a scheduled business meeting. AGENDAInvocationCall to Or...
Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Cherokee Springs Fire District201 Flatwood DriveChesnee SC 29323864-578-9651 Change of Public Meeting The regular scheduled meeting for the Cherokee Springs Fire Dist. Board of Commissioners has been ...
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Fire Prevention Week 2020
Sunday, October 4th, 2020

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 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

• 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

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.

Fire Prevention Week 2020
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Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
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Friday, October 29th, 2021
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Halloween Decorations and Fire SafetyDried flowers, crepe paper, cornstalks and decorative scarecrows may make your home look festive for fall, but these classic decorations can also pose a scary fire risk.
Thursday, August 12th, 2021
Notice of public meetingThe Cherokee Springs Fire District Board of Commission will meet at the above location on August 16, 2021 @ 6:30pm for a scheduled business meeting. AGENDAInvocationCall to Order - Chairman Jack DavisRequest approval of the posted agendaRequest approval of June 2021 MinutesO...
Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Cherokee Springs Fire District201 Flatwood DriveChesnee SC 29323864-578-9651 Change of Public Meeting The regular scheduled meeting for the Cherokee Springs Fire Dist. Board of Commissioners has been changed from August 9, 2021 to August 16, 2021 @ 6:30pm.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
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Courtesy of SC Fire http://statefire.llr.sc.gov/osfm/news/2020/2020%20South%20Carolina%20Fire%20Fatalities%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf
Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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...
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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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.
Sunday, October 4th, 2020
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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.
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Below is the official announcement from the National Weather Service regarding upcoming severe weather:
Monday, June 1st, 2020
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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.
Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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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.
Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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 MAT...
Monday, March 2nd, 2020
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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.
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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...
Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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...
Sunday, December 1st, 2019
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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 ...
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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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 n...
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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®)&m...
Monday, September 16th, 2019
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 Highl...
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SC Forestry Commission issues Statewide Burning Ban:
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