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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 Cribb

Charlie Cribb sworn in as Georgetown City Fire Department Chief.



2016 Hydrant Flushing

(Georgetown) – The City of Georgetown will begin testing the City’s Fire Hydrant System Monday April 18, 2016, and conduct daily flushing each week throughout the City. Fire Hydrant flushing is necessary to ensure the water distribution system is adequately flushed of sediment and is prepared to provide water for fire suppression.

During the flushing procedure, in the immediate neighborhood, some discoloration of the water may occur. Water discoloration occurs when sediment in water pipes gets stirred up, and although flushing is designed to flush sediment out of the lines, some discoloration may linger in building pipes. You may avoid any further discoloration by simply allowing water to run through your faucet for a couple of minutes.

During the flushing process, the water remains safe to drink and consume. Discoloration, however, may stain clothing so residents are urged not to wash clothes on the day of the test in your neighborhood. Testing will occur between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. A daily schedule of testing will be available on the internet at www.georgetowncityfire.org or on the City’s Radio Station, WGEO, FM 105.7. Updates will also be provided on Facebook on the Georgetown City Fire Department page.

2016 Hydrant Testing Schedule

Hydrant flushing will take place from 9:00am and until 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. The following is a schedule of the streets where flushing will take place.

Week One – April 18, 2016 through April 22, 2016

McCaffrey Ct., Campbell Ct., Cribb Ct., Delta Dr., Avant Ct., Canton Ct., Falcon Ct., Pate Ct., Lincoln St., Legion St., Manigault Crt., State St., Rutledge St., Simms St., Palm Alley, Levy Alley, Timrod St., Palm St., Hampton St., Hampton Ct., Lynch St., Dekalb St., Sorrell St., Sedge St., Resevoir St., Stevenson St., Whitesbridge St., Farrelly St., Mayer St., Littlebrooke Dr., Anthuan Maybank Dr., Morgan St., Liberty St., Doar St., (Alex Alford from 300 Block to Church) (N. Merriman from 300 to N. Fraser), Lafayette St., (1400 Block of Church , Highmarket, Prince, Duke to 2800 Block).

Week Two – April 25, 2016 through April 29, 2016

Cypress Crt., Nimmer Ln., Marshview Ln., Palmetto St., Willowbank Rd. (Wood St. North of Church St.), Enrich Dr., Bonds Alley, Wigfall St., Huger St., Memorial Ln., Emergency Ln., (Saville St. to N. Fraser St.), Richmond Rd., Heyward St., Landgrave St., Lucas St., Cuttino St., Grimes St., Horry St., Kinlock St., Mahan St., Pyatt St., Charlotte St., Indigo Ave. and Nowell St. All Street in Maryville Area including Cravens Grants and South Island Plantation will be conducted this week.


Week Three – May 02, 2016 through May 06, 2016

Dozier St., Cleland St., Wood St., King St., Orange St., Broad St., Screven St., Queen St., Cannon St., St. James St., Meeting St., Smith St., River St., East Bay St., Howard St., Bolick St., Frontage Rd., Marina Dr., Chantley Alley, (Church St., Prince St., Highmarket St., Duke St. from 1300 Block to Marina Dr.


Week Four – May 9, 2016 through May 13, 2016

Ridge St., Branch St., Rhodes St., Collins St., Seaboard St., Front St. Extension, Railroad Ave., Railroad St., Dusenberry St., H. St., A. Ave., A St., B. St., C. St., D. St., E. St., Winyah St., Emanuel St., (Front St. from 1400 Block to 2800 Block), Gilbert St., Butts St., Hawkins St., Bourne St., Wagstaff Alley, Davis Alley, (Alex Alford 200 Block to End South Alex Alford Dr.), (Congdon St. from 200 Block South to end), Canal St., Henry St., John St., Tarbox St., and Dock St.,


Week Five – May 15, 2016

Front St. in Historical District from the 100 Block to the 1300 Block, will be conducted (Sunday May 15, 2016).

Life Saving Commendations

City of Georgetown awards Life Safety Commendations and Medals of Valor to say

thank you for those who took actions to help save the lives of others.






Years of Service

Thank you Dick Pangburn for your years of service.  22 years with City Fire and 33 years with County Fire.





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.