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Fire Extinguisher Recall

GCFD asks residents to immediately check their fire extinguishers, in regard to the nationwide recall of Kidde fire extinguishers.

Safety Programs

If you would like to have a firefighter speak to your school or organization, please fill out the online Public Education Request form.

Child Car Seats

The fire department does not do placement of car seats. Contact GHS Children's Hospital's Kohls On the Way program for assistance.

Winter Heating Safety

Download these winter heating safety tips from the state fire marshal.
  1. Citizens Fire Academy
  2. S.A.F.E. - Smoke Alarms
  3. Fire Explorers Program
  4. Fire & Life Safety House
  5. Project Lifesaver
  6. Apartment/Multi-Family Housing Safety
  7. Emergency Preparedness
  8. Juvenile Fire Starters
  9. Fire Extinguisher Classes
  10. Fire Station Tours

Citizens Fire Academy - 2017 Academy Registration Closed

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) has completed the registration for its annual Citizens Fire Academy. This will be the fifth year of GCFD’s free seven-week program, which is open to anyone age 18 and older. The Citizens Fire Academy offers a unique opportunity for citizens who live and work in Greenville to learn firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter. In addition to touring the City’s fire stations and dispatch center, and meeting firefighters and 911 personnel, participants will also have a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, including wearing personal protective equipment, experiencing a fire simulation, extinguishing a fire and learning CPR and basic first aid. 

According to David Kerns, GCFD’s chief of training, GCFD has designed the academy to be an educational and empowering experience for citizens. “Because we’re asking people to give up their evenings to spend time with us, we want to make sure they leave the academy with meaningful knowledge, skills and experience,” said Kerns. “So while we certainly hope that participating in our academy will help them gain an appreciation for what it’s like to be a firefighter, one of our main goals is to help them discover what a critical role citizens can play in helping us save lives and prevent fires in the first place.”         

Classes will be held on Tuesdays (except for week 5) at 6:30 p.m. from October 3 through November 14 at the department’s training facility, located at 688 Mauldin Road. Drinks and snacks will be provided. The class schedule is below. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, September 25.

Oct. 3 - History/Organizational Structure 
Oct. 10 - Dispatch/911 Communications 
Oct. 17 - CPR/Basic First Aid 
Oct. 24 - Personal Protective Equipment/ Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus 
*Nov 2 - Vehicle Extraction/Aerial Operations 
Nov. 7 - Fire Behavior/Fire Extinguishers 
Nov. 14 - Graduation 

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