|Tabor City Fire Department
Department Name: Tabor City Fire Department (TCFD)
County: Columbus County, NC
Type Department: Combination
Number of Stations: 2
Number of Apparatus: 10 Pumpers; 4 Aerials: 0 Specialty; 2 Tankers;1 Rescue; 1 Boat; 1 Brush; 1 Special Service
Do you provide EMS? No
Specialty Operations: Water Rescue
Annual Budget: $165,000
Area Covered Square miles: 49
Total Runs: 400 Fire; 400 EMS
Chief: Jerry Hodges
Chief Officers: Asst. Chief Jeff Fowler
Other Officers: 3 Captains, 2 Lieutenants
Number of Members: 39 Paid: 1 Volunteer: 38
Address: 113 W. 4th St Tabor City, NC 28483
Website: Facebook – Tabor City Fire Department
Community Outreach: Smoke Alarm Installation Program, Fire and Life Safety
Top Two concerns in your community:
- Homes without working smoke alarms.
- Older Businesses that do not have sprinklers.
What are you doing for fund-raising? Annual Bar-B-Q fund raiser and an annual Turkey Shoot
What upgrades will you make in your department this year? One new engine is expected for delivery this summer. Two new tankers are expected in September that will replace two homemade tankers. One rescue extrication truck was placed in service earlier in the year. TCFD is also part of the newly developed Columbus County Water Rescue Team.
What special hazards or unique businesses in your community? Industrial – Large paper products company and a large correctional institution. We also service a main US Highway with high tourist traffic to and from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.