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Welcome to the Georgetown City Fire Department. Here, it's all about service. Since our founding in 1798, the Georgetown City Fire Department has built a strong reputation for serving the citizens of Georgetown, South Carolina. From fire suppression and emergency first responders, to our emphasis on fire prevention and safety education, the department has always worked diligently to meet the changing needs of our community. This website is another channel through which we can deliver important information and services, in order to further serve the public.

Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety

Spring Cleanup for Fire Safety

The snow has melted, the rain and wind is beginning to subside, the plants are budding and the trees are blooming. Spring is arriving and your thoughts may be turning to that dreaded ritual of spring cleaning.   With it comes a timely reminder to keep your home safe from the threat of fire. In an effort to make this "Spring Cleanup" a fire safe one, Georgetown City Fire Department provides the following safety tips:

  • Clean your garage of stored newspapers or other rubbish that can fuel a fire.
  • Test your smoke alarms monthly.
  • To help prevent nuisance alarms, gently vacuum your smoke alarm every six months or as needed.
  • Change batteries in smoke alarms, flashlights and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Never borrow smoke alarm batteries to use for toys or other equipment.
  • Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years or as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Keep outdoor debris or dead vegetation away from the house.
  • Properly dispose of oily or greasy rags. If these items must be stored, they should be kept in labeled, sealed, metal containers.
  • If you store gasoline, keep it outside your home in a shed or detached garage. Keep only small quantities in tightly sealed containers. Use gasoline only as a motor fuel - never as a cleaning agent.
  • Use outdoor barbecue grills with caution. Place in a safe area away from building, windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning units or places with high/dead vegetation.
  • Never use gasoline to start the fire, and don't add charcoal lighter fluid once the fire has started.
  • Use barbecue grills outside only - not under overhangs or balconies, and away from combustibles.
  • Check your propane barbecue grill hose for leaks and cracks; never store propane indoors. If you have any questions or would like clarification on any fire safety tips please call Georgetown City Fire at 545-4200.

Test Your Smoke Detector

Make Sure Your Smoke Alarms Work.

Remember to test your smoke alarm and change your clock on March 8.

Smoke alarms save lives. Keep your family safe.  Put working smoke alarms in your home.

  • Your family is not safe if they can't hear the smoke alarms.
  • Test your smoke alarms.  Puth the test button.  You will hear a loud noise.  If you don't hear the noise, you need a new battery or a new alarm.  Fix this immediately.
  • Make sure the smoke alarm always has a good battery.  Put a new battery in the alarm every year.
  • Smoke alarms with long-life batteries will work for up to 10 years.  You do not change the battery.
  • Smoke alarms do not last forever.  Get new smoke alarms every 10 years.

Retiree Luncheon

Georgetown City Fire Department would like to thank all of their retired personnel for the hard work and dedication that they have provided to the citizen's. 

 Pictured from Left to Right: Dennis Altman, Richard Butts, Heyward Williams, Lorenzo Cobb, William Mills, Franklin Nelson, Johnny McDonald, Norman Holmes, and Jim Sargeant.

Annual Refresher Burn

New Images

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Georgetown City Fire Department would like to say a special Thank You to Chad Corduroy LeFevre for taking amazing photos of some of the fire appartus in the department.  We will be posting these on our Photos page soon, so check back and check these out.  You can check out his website at www.corduroyphotography.com.  Thanks A Lot!!!