Type Department: Combination/Municipality
Number of Stations: Two
Joseph K. Tanner
Do you provide EMS? Yes. What type? First Responder
Specialty Operations: HAZ-MAT Confined Space, Trench Rescue
Annual Budget: $2.5 million
Area Covered Square
Total Runs: 2000
Chief: Joseph K. Tanner
Chief Officers: Assistant Chief Charles W. Cribb
Other Officers: 3 Battalion Chiefs , 3 Captains , 6 Lieutenants
Number of Members: 31 Paid 8 Volunteer
Address: 1405 Prince Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
Of course we provide Fire and Life Safety classes in all our schools. We also do a special open house for Autistic children. This is done in our firehouse to be able to provide the one-on-one attention deserved. We do the “Blue Ribbon Campaign” that visits every single resident in Georgetown to replace, or repair smoke detectors in the dwelling. When we leave the smoke detectors are in working order. We accomplish this using the help of Law Enforcement, Coast Guard, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and volunteers going door to door.
Top Two Concerns in Your Community
The Transporting of many chemicals and several hundred log trucks per day running through town on one of three major roads, Hwy 17,701, and 521.
What Upgrades Will You Make to Your Department this Year?
Major overhaul of our Sub Station.
Special Hazards or Unique Businesses in Your Community?
The number of historic buildings in our town. Large steel mill in the center of town. A paper mill and several chemical plants in our second due districts.