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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.

Chief Tanner Ceremony

On Monday, November 23, 2015, a night of mixed emotions, Georgetown City Fire Department held a ceremony recognizing Fire Chief Joey Tanner for his hard work and dedication for 31 years to the city of Georgetown.  Chief Tanner is taking the helm as Fire Chief at Horry County Fire and Rescue and will start December 7, 2015.  All departments were recognized throughout the city paying their gratitude to such a distinguished man.  Georgetown City Fire Department wishes to express Chief Tanner our heartfelt and sincere thanks for a job well done and wish him much success on his new journey.







Kensington Elementary StationTour

Had a great time today providing the kindergarten classes from Kensington Elementary School with a station tour, apparatus display, and firefighter turnout display.



General Cooking Precautions

General Cooking Precautions
• Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking - frying, broiling or boiling -  at high temperatures.
• Make your cooking area safe. Move things that can burn away from the stove. Turn pot handles toward the back so they can’t be bumped.
• Watch what you’re cooking. Use a timer when roasting a turkey or baking.
• Be prepared. Keep a large pan lid or baking sheet handy in case you need to smother a pan fire.
• Stay awake and alert while you’re cooking. If you see smoke or the grease starts to boil in your pan, turn the burner off.
• Prevent burns. Wear short sleeves when you cook, or roll them up. Don’t lean over the burner. Use potholders and oven mitts to handle hot cookware.

Dangers of Deep Frying Turkey

Georgetown City Fire Department would like everyone to have a Happy Thanksgiving Day and a safe one.  Please be cautious when frying turkeys and observe the following precautions.
1.Turkey fryers can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area.
2.An overfilled cooking pot will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is put in, and a partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to splatter when put in the pot.
3.Even a small amount of cooking oil spilling on a hot burner can cause a large fire.
4.Without thermostat controls, deep fryers can overheat oil to the point of starting a fire.
5.The sides of the cooking pot, lid and pot handles can get dangerously hot.

Maryville Power Outage

The power outage in Maryville has been restored by the Electric Department.