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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.

2019 July 4 Fireworks Show

The annual fireworks display over Georgetown will take place July 4 at about 9:00 p.m. Directed by the Georgetown City Fire Department, fireworks will be set off at Morgan Park and can be seen from the Harborwalk and other areas on the water. Morgan Park, parts of Greenwich Drive and East Bay Street leading up to Morgan Park will be closed Wednesday, July 3 to July 5. Signs will be posted when this is in effect. Please do not park on the streets as emergency vehicles may have to utilize them to respond to emergencies during the show. Spectators are encouraged to use the old ball fields/ soccer fields to view the display, but do not cross the barricades or tape in that area. Also do not enter the beach side on the waterway near the pavilion in Morgan Park. These areas are restricted areas and are posted for your safety! Please do not park on the grass. This year the fireworks display will be coordinated with music provided by Georgetown City Fire Department, WGEO-105.7 FM. We would like to thank East Coast Pyrotechnics for assisting us in the safe and beautiful display of fireworks!

Congratulations BC Anderson!!

We had a great night celebrating Battalion Chief Anderson's retirement.  We would like to thank you and your family for the dedication of 44 years to the department and the citizen's of the City of Georgetown.  We wish you the best on your retirement and always stay safe!

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Grilling Safely

Grilling by the numbers
  • July is the peak month for grill fires (17%), including both structure, outdoor or unclassified fires, followed by May (14%), June (14%) and August (13%).
  • In 2012-2016, an average of 16,600 patients per year went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.** Half (8,200 or 49%) of the injuries were thermal burns.
  • Children under five accounted for an average of 1,600 or one-third (35%) of the 4,500 thermal non-fire grill burns.These burns typically occurred when someone, often a child, bumped into, touched or fell on the grill, grill part or hot coals.
  • Gas grills were involved in an average of 7,900 home fires per year, including 3,300 structure fires and 4,700 outdoor fires annually. Leaks or breaks were primarily a problem with gas grills.Twelve percent of gas grill structure fires and 24% of outside gas grill fires were caused by leaks or breaks.
  • Charcoal or other solid-fueled grills were involved in 1,300 home fires per year, including 600 structure fires and 700 outside fires annually.

Source: NFPA's Research, Data & Analytics Division * Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) **Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, queried in April 2016

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.

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