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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.

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In case of a power outage, please reference the city radio station WGEO FM 105.79 for any storm and city updates.

Know Your Zone to Evacuate!

KNOW YOUR ZONE!

One of the hardest decisions to make when a hurricane approaches is whether to stay put or travel hundreds of miles inland. To help you make the best decision possible, a new study conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the first of its kind since Hurricane Hugo in 1989, redefines the evacuation zones in Horry and Georgetown counties.

The new evacuation zones are based on a hurricane's storm surge potential, not the wind speed. That makes sense since flooding, not wind, does the most damage and kills the most people.

The new study, based on better topography data, current road networks and the latest population growth, shows more people who haven't been required to evacuate during past hurricanes will have to do so now. Georgetown County has three surge evacuation zones, shown on the map below — and you need to KNOW YOUR ZONE! Remember, if you are ordered to evacuate, it's because there's a real possibility of storm surge reaching your home.

Evacuation Zone A - Areas East of Highway 17 to the Atlantic Ocean from the South Santee River and North to the Horry County line, including Sandy Island; areas East of Dawhoo Lake and South of Walker Road and Powell Road to the South Santee River; all low-lying areas along the Waccamaw River, Great Pee Dee River, Black River, and Sampit River South of Highway 521 (17A), including Maryville; and all mobile home residents in the county.

Evacuation Zone B - Areas East of Dawhoo Lake and South of Walker Road to Powell Road to the South Santee River; all areas on the Atlantic Ocean side of Powell Road to Alt. US 17 to Highway 521 to Brick Chimney Road to State Highway 51 to Black River Road ending at the Black River; all low-lying areas along the Waccamaw River, Great Pee Dee River, and Black River, and all areas East of them to the coast; and all mobile home residents in the County.

Evacuation Zone C - Areas East of Dawhoo Lake and South of Walker Road to Powell Road to the South Santee River; all areas on the Atlantic Ocean side of Powell Road to Alt. US 17 to Highway 521 to Sawmill Road to Indian Hut Road to Carvers Bay Road (State Highway S-22-4) to Plantation Hill Road (State Highway 261) to Old Pee Dee Road to the Northern County Line; and all mobile home residents in the County.

 

http://www.georgetowncountysc.org/Emergency_Management/evacuationzones.html

Hurricane Storm Info

GC Hurricane Information Guide Page 3

Deaf and Hearing Impaired Smoke Alarms

Did you know that there are deaf and hearing impaired smoke alarms? If you qualify, the state will provide you with one and we will assist them in installing them in your home. More information and applications can be found at: 
www.firesafe.sc.gov/deaf_hardofhearingalarms.html

 
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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.