Smyrna Fire Department

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01/14/2018 -

Department Name: Smyrna Fire Department

County: York County, SC

Type Department: All Volunteer

ISO: Class 4

Number of Stations: 2

Number of Apparatus: 7         Pumpers: 2  Aerials: 0  Specialty: 5


Do you provide EMS?  No

Specialty Operations: Haz Mat, Low Angle, Extrication (med)

Annual Budget: $29,000.00

Area Covered Square miles: 24

Population: 1500

Total Runs: 88 

Chief: Rickey Wilson

Chief Officers: Charles Mitchell, Deputy Chief

Other Officers: Glenn Flowers, Captain, Bobby Evans, Lieutenant, Cheryl Norman, Lieutenant

Number of Members: 29 Paid: 0 Volunteer: 29

Address: Main Station is 1052 Main Street, Smyrna, SC 29743

Phone: 803-925-2230 (Station)   803-322-1290 (Chief)

Community Outreach: We believe in Fire Prevention. We have a Smoke Detector Program and we assist in changing batteries. Each year we promote change your clock change your battery program by placing reminder signs at each intersection in the district.

We also provide carbon monoxide detectors Provided by the Jeffery Williams Foundation

Top Two concerns in your community: Recruiting and retaining volunteers. Maintaining water supply points — as in our district we have no hydrants

What are you doing for fundraising? We send out a community letter each year which generates donations. We assist our local Apple Orchard with their Festival by parking cars and receive donations.

What upgrades will you make in your department this year? Focus on upgrading our extrication equipment.

What special hazards or unique businesses in your community? We are a rural area with a lot of retired residents. We focus on meeting the needs of those residents. We also have a major highway through our district which comes with a lot of traffic incidents.

What problems in your department that you would like feedback from others? How to retain volunteers..

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