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Hydrant Flushing

Twice a year, typically May and November, the City of Anderson's Fire Department flushes all city fire hydrants.

As a result, you may experience discolored water. If so, remember that it is temporary and not harmful. Simply run your cold water for approximately five minutes or until the water returns to normal. If it does not return within a reasonable time, please contact Electric City Utilities at (864) 231-5230. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this required operation.

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Shandi Hall

CALENDAR FUNDRAISER: Lieutenant Shandi Hall was recently selected as Mrs. January for the 2014 Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation Calendar Fundraiser. This calendar will be sold throughout the state trying to raise money for families affected by burns throughout the Southeast. The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia is the largest burn center in the United States, so as the burn center grows so does the needs for the burn foundation assisting the families. The attached link will explain more and also provide a way to buy the calendar for 2014.

Lieutenant Shandi Hall has worked for the Anderson City Fire Department for 13 years. She began her fire service training in 1993 in her hometown of Greeley, Colorado in a volunteer department. She received her Associates degree in Fire Science and completed the 10 week training at the fire academy. Shandi is currently assigned as B shift Station 3 officer and has been there for 3 years. She hopes this will help raise money for a good cause.



Training

TRAINING: C shift is shown training in a variety of search techniques. Anderson University is allowing the City of Anderson Fire Department to train in some of the campus's facilities at the former fair grounds on Williamston Road. Firefighters are pictured in the old barn that is on the grounds. AU is also offering the AFD more buildings and structures in the city for future training as well.

Training

EMERGENCY VEHICLES: According to a 2012 Michigan State Police study of police-package motor vehicles, the Chevy Tahoe is the best choice for emergency service vehicles.




Life Saving Award
Chris Corley
Life Saving Award
Paul McGaha
Life Saving Award
Curtis Raxter

LIFE SAVING AWARDS: On January 20, 2013, Fire Station 3 received a call to a cardiac arrest. Sergeant Paul McGaha and Firefighter Curtis Raxter performed CPR on the patient who eventually regained a pulse and started breathing on his own. This was directly related to the actions of Sergeant McGaha and Firefighter Raxter.

On January 27, 2013, Fire Station 1 received a call to a cardiac arrest. Sergeant McGaha and Firefighter Chris Corley performed CPR on the patient who eventually regained a pulse and started breathing. This was directly related to the actions of Sergeant McGaha and Firefighter Corley.

Each was presented with a "Life Saving Award" at the April 22 City Council meeting.

Life Saving Award

LIFE SAVING AWARD: Firefighter Billy McCullough was presented with a "Life Saving Award" on April 8, 2013, for his actions that took place on February 13. Fire Station 1 received a call to a wreck at 1506 Tribble Street. Firefighter McCullough re-established the airway of a male patient that was struck by the vehicle. The patient started breathing on his own. This was directly related to the actions of Firefighter McCullough.

He was presented the award at the April 8 City Council meeting.

McCullough has worked with the Anderson Fire Department for over 10 years but has over 25 years experience in the fire service. He began as a volunteer for the Town of Honea Path and is still an active member there. Billy is on the Anderson Rescue Team and he takes great pride in all the work he has done for the citizens of this community.

The Anderson Fire Department is proud that their actions during those calls saved patients' lives.


HONOR GUARD: The Anderson Fire Department Honor Guard presented the colors at the S.C. Fallen Firefighters Memorial at the S.C. Fire Academy in Columbia in April.

The annual service honored Pendleton firefighter and former chief, David Lee Crenshaw. He was added to the Memorial Wall as the only firefighter to die in 2012 in the line of duty in South Carolina. Crenshaw died January 9, 2012 while responding on behalf of the Pendleton Fire Department to a car crash.

The AFD Honor Guard also assisted with the sounding of the bells "Last Call."

Honor Guard

PROMOTIONS: Due to some recent vacancies, the Anderson Fire Department would like to announce promotions to Lieutenant and Engineer that have taken place in recent months. The Officer and Engineer candidates are tested yearly for these positions. The Anderson Fire Department would like to congratulate them for their accomplishments and hard work.

Ron Branyon

Sergeant Ron Branyon was promoted to Lieutenant. Ron is from Anderson and has close to 11 years of service with the AFD. He has been involved with various teams and committees throughout those years. Ron is the coordinator for the Anderson Arson Task Force, is on-call at all times, and helps with the investigations. He is also on the training committee, which sets annual goals for the fire department. With this promotion, he will be a company officer and will fill in for senior officers when the need arises.

Barry Finley

Firefighter Barry Finley was promoted to Engineer. Barry Finley is from Belton and has over 23 years of combined service to the AFD. Finley has been a great asset to the fire department throughout the years. With this promotion, his duties include firefighting and driving the fire apparatus to and from calls safely and checking his respected ruck to ensure everything is working properly for various responses.

Ryan Herring

Firefighter Ryan Herring was promoted to Engineer. Ryan Herring is from Anderson and has close to nine years of service with the AFD. Herring has been a great asset to the fire department throughout the years. With this promotion, his duties include firefighting and driving the fire apparatus to and from calls safely and checking his respected truck to ensure everything is working properly for various responses.


For Emergencies, Dial 911

The Anderson Fire Department is a community-minded organization, which provides the following services to the citizens of Anderson:


Mission Statement
The mission of the Anderson Fire Department is to reduce the frequency and severity of emergencies, whether they are natural or manmade, by aggressively responding to all fires, technical rescues, high priority medical emergencies, and hazardous material incidents within the city limits and provide mutual aid to surrounding jurisdictions.

The occupational safety and well being of the personnel at the AFD is of the utmost importance. In order to fulfill our mission these essential components must be in place: public fire safety education, fire code enforcement, arson investigation, and work place safety. Personnel also provide technical rescue services to Anderson County, host the Upstate Incident Management Team, and actively participate in South Carolina Fire Fighter Mobilization Plan.

The Anderson Fire Department pledges to be proactive in preparing for today, planning for tomorrow, and honoring the history and tradition of yesterday.


Hydrant Flushing

Twice a year, typically May and November, the City of Andersonís Fire Department flushes all city fire hydrants. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this required operation. What do you need to know about this operation? Well we are glad you asked! Flushing allows the City to: Details

From the Chief...

From all of us at the Anderson Fire Department, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website.

Anderson is ideally located on the busy Interstate-85 corridor, to which much of its economic growth can be attributed. The city lies on the southern border of Interstate-85 and is approximately 127 miles north of Atlanta, Ga., and 132 miles south of Charlotte, N.C.

The Anderson Fire Department was founded in 1885. We are as proud of our tradition as we are of our modern firefighting and rescue techniques and equipment. We currently have three stations that respond three engines, one ladder and a battalion chief. We employ 59 career suppression personnel and protect approximately 15-square miles and 25,000 citizens.

After a recent inspection, our department lowered its ISO Rating to a class II.

Our mission is to reduce the frequency and severity of fires and hazardous materials incidents within the city limits and provide mutual aid to surrounding jurisdictions.

Our principles of operation are communication, coordination, compassion and courage.

I would like to offer an invitation for you to visit any of our firehouses and meet the best firefighters in the nation.

If I can be of any additional service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Respectfully,
R. Dale Horne
Fire Chief