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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.

Fire Safety for Older Adults

Older adults have a 2.7 times greater risk of dying in a fire than the U.S. population as a whole.

•Your risk of dying in a home fire is greater as you get older.

•Discuss your fire escape plan with family and neighbors. Contact your building manager or fire department to discuss your plan if you need extra help escaping.

•If you use a walker or wheelchair, check all exits to be sure that you can go through the doorways.

•If you can’t hear your smoke alarm, consider getting one that has a different sound or one that comes with a bed shaker or strobe light.

•Caregivers should check the smoke alarms of those who are unable to check it themselves.

•Never smoke around medical oxygen.

•Use a timer to remind you that you are cooking and never leave items cooking alone.

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Kid Friendly Safe Area

Aways maintain a minimum of three feet for a kid friendly area from heating or cooking areas!

Kid Friendly Safe Area-Spanish

Aways maintain a minimum of three feet for a kid friendly area from heating or cooking areas!

Children and Fire Safety

Children and Fire Safety from U.S. Fire Administration

Summer is almost here. Many schools have already released students for the summer break. Make sure your community knows that fire does not take a summer break. Share these fire safety messages to remind children and their caregivers to have a fire safe summer.

•Make a home fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year with your children.

•Have a fire escape plan for young children who cannot get outside by themselves. Talk about who will help each child get out safely.

•Children should know what to do when they hear a smoke alarm and there is no adult around. Help them practice going to an outside meeting place.

•Teach children to never go back inside a building that is on fire.

•Keep children 3 feet away from anything that can get hot.

•Keep smoking materials locked up in a high place.

•Never play with lighters or matches when you are with your children.

We encourage you to call or visit us for any assistance we may provide in keeping you safe!

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.