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Posted on: September 18, 2018

Appllications Open for Citizens Fire Academy

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The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is accepting applications for its annual Citizens Fire Academy. This free seven-week program is open to anyone age 18 and older. The Citizens Fire Academy offers a unique opportunity for citizens who live and wor...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

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Models PI2010 and PI9010 are under recall.

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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Fire Department Earns International Accreditation

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The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). GCFD is one of only 250 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Cen...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

GCFD Becomes EMT Rapid Responder Agency

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Chief Stephen Kovalcik announced today that Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) has been licensed by the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) as an EMT Rapid Responder Agency. This designation means GCFD provides medic...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Car Seat Safety Checks

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Schedule a free car seat safety check by calling Safe Kids Upstate at 864-454-2041. The service is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, at Greenville Hospital System on Grove Road.

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Posted on: May 10, 2018

Grill Safety

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The fire code prohibits the use and storage of most open-flame cooking devices such as charcoal and gas grills on apartment/condo patios, decks and balconies or within 10 feet of the building. The only exceptions are electric cooking devices and those fue...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Request A Free Smoke Alarm

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City residents can request a smoke alarm check. If your alarm is not working, it will be replaced at no charge to you.

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

GCFD Holds Highest ISO Rating

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The city fire department holds the highest ISO designation available.

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Posted on: April 28, 2018

Learn Hands-Only CPR

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Be ready to offer help with this 15-minute primer on CPR.

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Need A Firefighter to Speak?

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Firefighters are available to speak to your group on a variety of safety and fire prevention topics.

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