Have a working Smoke Alarm in Every Room, Plan 2 ways out
TRFD provides fire suppression, medical first response, technical rescue, hazardous materials and mitigation. We have a proactive community risk reduction program.
Fire Reports are available from our administrative office during business hours.
Contact our headquarters station during normal business hours at 864-949-6061 ext. 108.
When it is safe to do so, you should pull over to the right and stop until all emergency vehicles have safely passed. If you cannot safely maneuver to the right, simply stop and stay stopped so the vehicles can go around you safely. Depending on the emergency, multiple apparatus may be responding. Be sure to check for additional emergency vehicles prior to pulling back out into traffic.
We do much more than fight fires. We respond to calls for medical aid, including illness/accidents at home and work, and injuries resulting from vehicle crashes. Other calls for emergency response involve hazardous materials releases, technical rescues, response to fire alarms and other calls for public assistance as well as lake and river emergencies. We also work to educate the general public about fire safety. Firefighters also spend much of their time maintaining equipment, doing routine public safety inspections for businesses and rental housing, training for all types of emergency responses.
Most modern smoke detectors will chirp to alert you the batteries are low, you should replace the batteries and test your detector. Detectors can be purchased at any hardware or large commercial department store. Did you know your detector has a life span? Smoke detector should be replaced after 10 years of service.
We recommend you change the batteries in your smoke detectors every 6 months, an easy way to remember is to change batteries when you reset your clock for daylight savings time.
You will need to get out of the house and then call 9-1-1 from outside of the house or from a neighbor's house. The use of a phone could cause the gas to ignite if you called from inside the house.
Fire departments in this area are not equipped to fill fire extinguishers. However, you can find local companies that service fire extinguisher.
You may call the fire department at 864-949-6061 ext 110 during normal business hours.
TRFD will inspect and install smoke detectors when needed. Please contact us at 864-949-6061 ext 108
Place smoke alarms on the ceiling or high on the wall. Check the manufacturer's instructions for the best place for your alarm.
A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Put smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Put alarms on every level of the home.
Every home should have a family escape plan. Practice this plan often.
Firefighters are very concerned about running over fire hoses because the hose can be damaged and any firefighter at the end of a nozzle will have the water interrupted and possibly cause injuries or death. Any hose that is driven over without protection has to be taken out of service and tested.
Because the crews work a 24-hour shift, they must eat their lunch and dinner at the station. At times firefighters all eat the same meal, as a group. The crews pay for their food out of their own pockets. So, after the equipment is checked and the housework completed, one of the fire trucks may make a quick trip to the grocery store to purchase the food for the shift if necessary. All crews remain in service to respond to calls during this time and only crews with a store in their “first response territory” will be at the store. This ensures there is no delay in responding to calls.
We block traffic lanes for the safety of our personnel and our patients. Blocking extra lanes keep our personnel safe when they go back to our apparatus to get more equipment and help protect the victim we are trying to stabilize. Over 25 firefighters are killed or injured each year while working at incidents on streets and highways. Lastly, Federal law requires that a traffic management zone be established when the normal flow of traffic is disrupted.