Fire Station Profile - Tega Cay Fire Department


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08/04/2013 -

Tega Cay Fire Department

Type Department: Combination

Number of Stations: 1

Do you provide EMS? No

Specialty Operations: Rescue and Extrication , HazMat Containment , Water and Dive Rescue

Annual Budget: $650,000.00

Area Covered Square miles: 8

Population: 8,000

Total Runs: 350 Fire: EMS:

Chief: Scott Szymanski

Chief Officers: Assistant Chief Ralph Ellingsen

Other Officers: Captain, Chris Dugert Lieutenant, Jim Gallagher Lieutenant, Justin Daily

Number of Members: 35 this includes nine full time paid and three part time paid

Address: 7200 Tega Cay Drive Fort Mill SC 29708

Web page: www.tcvfd.com

Phone: 803-548-4321

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Chief Scott Szymanski


How are you reaching out to the community?

We do an annual BBQ fund raiser for special needs children. Neighbors helping Neighbors, and ongoing home fire and life safety drills for the community.

Top 2 Concerns in Your Community?

Rapid Annexation in the district, and the need to better Recruit and Retain or members

What Upgrades Will You Make to Your Department this Year?

We do have plans in the works to build our Station 2 sometime soon; this would include a new pumper for the station. We will also be adding three new paid firefighter positions

Any special hazards or unique businesses in your community?

The department protects a population of over 8,000 residents and 1,400 homes and business on a 1,600 acre peninsula on the shores of Lake Wylie

What problems are you experiencing?

Recruitment and Retention.

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