The Gaffney Fire Department provides medical first responder services to our citizens and visitors. Our firefighters are trained as First Responders and some are Emergency Medical Technicians. The fire engines are dispatched the same time that the ambulance is dispatched. Many times the fire engine arrives before the ambulance and can begin treating and stabilizing the patient. All city fire engines carry medical supplies, oxygen and automatic defibrillators.
Sometimes several pieces of fire apparatus are dispatched to the same incident. When the first fire engines arrives on the scene and have assessed the situation, it may be determined that one fire engine can handle the incident and the other fire engines are canceled. When you see the fire engine going through the intersection, they may not yet have received the order to cancel. Once cancelled the emergency lights are shut off when it is safe to do so and the fire truck slows down, returning to service, available to respond to the next emergency.
You can visit any fire station between 8:30 AM and 5 PM to have your blood pressure checked.
When you visited the station the crew was out of the station. During the day the crew may have to leave the station for hydrant maintenance, building inspections, training and or emergency calls.
A fire report can be picked up the next business day between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm.
You can reach the fire department and speak with Captain Coleman at 864-487-8516. If it is a life threatening issue call 9-1-1.
All public education events and station tours are scheduled through Scott Coleman our Training Officer. He can be reached at 864-487-8516 Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm. If you would like to just bring your child or children to the fire station you are welcome any time you see the fire trucks in the station and personnel are available to greet you.
Upon leasing a long-term rental, both the rental agent and the new occupant should verify that adequate smoke detectors are present and working properly. Thereafter the tenant is responsible for the replacement of batteries and monthly testing.
The Gaffney Fire Department will install a smoke detector in the home of anyone whose financial situation prevents him or her from purchasing a detector, free of charge. Battery powered smoke detectors purchased by a homeowner can also be installed free of charge for those who do not have the tools or ability to install it themselves. In rental units it is the responsibility of the landlord to provide smoke detectors per code. Contact Scott Coleman to schedule an installation or for further questions at 864-487-8516.
If your smoke detector is chirping then you need to change the battery. Smoke alarm batteries need to be changed twice a year and tested monthly. If you need assistance with changing your battery contact Scott Coleman at 864-487-8516. If you feel that an immediate response is needed or you smell or see smoke call 9-1-1. Most battery-operated smoke detectors have a ten-year life span. If changing the battery does not stop the detector from chirping, the detector may need to be replaced.
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