Clinton Fire Department Receives “Fire Safe South Carolina” Community Designation

April 29, 2021

For the second year in a row, the Clinton Fire Department has been designated as a Fire Safe South Carolina Community.

Fire Safe South Carolina (FSSC) and its partners recognized 80 local fire departments in 33 counties across the state who have actively worked to develop community risk reduction (CRR) plans for their jurisdictions in 2020.

“The enthusiasm for obtaining this designation continues to grow, and we remain encouraged by active participation,” Community Risk Reduction Chief Josh Fulbright said. “We congratulate the 80 designees and, even with the pandemic, are excited to see a 40 percent increase from last year. We look forward to recognizing them during the June Fire-Rescue Conference in Columbia – along with those from 2019 who could not be fully recognized last year.”

Despite challenges associated with the pandemic, it is clear these fire departments continue to provide fire and life safety information to their local citizens.

“This designation is a direct reflection of the dedication and commitment of our staff to community risk reduction, training, fire safety inspections, public education, and smoke alarm installation,” said Fire Chief Phillip Russell.  “They are truly living out our mission statement to be committed to serving our citizens, enhancing their safety with compassion, knowledge and professionalism.”