Eight Fire Departments in Berkeley County sesignated as “Fire Safe SC Communities”

April 10, 2024
Recognized for working to reduce fire-related injuries in our state

Berkeley County is proud to recognize eight local fire departments serving the County that Fire Safe South Carolina (FSSC) recently designated as “Fire Safe SC Communities” in 2023. The following departments received this special designation:

  • Goose Creek Rural Fire Department
  • Goose Creek City Fire Department
  • East Berkeley Fire Department
  • Hanahan Fire and EMS Department
  • Moncks Corner Rural Fire Department
  • Town of Moncks Corner Fire Department
  • Pine Ridge Fire Department
  • C&B Fire Department

The “Fire Safe South Carolina” Community Designation recognizes departments for working to reduce fire-related injuries to firefighters and communities. It also honors departments for promoting fire safety. To earn the designation, fire departments must complete courses to improve data quality, train community partners to deliver in-home safety visits, and further develop their skills through online National Fire Academy courses in risk reduction and assessment. Learn more HERE.

“These fire departments have gone above and beyond to educate and prepare the public for fire-related emergencies. This is a true testament of their commitment to the safety of the residents and guests of Berkeley County. We are proud to partner with and support these agencies.” –Cole C. Shirley, Berkeley County Emergency Management, Fire Services Coordinator

A total of 151 fire departments across South Carolina received this designation. This is a 15 percent increase from last year.