The CFD is an internationally accredited and ISO 1 rated agency providing fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, fire inspection, fire investigation and risk reduction education for the City of Charleston.
The department provides services to approximatelycitizens, and over 6 million visitors per year, across the square miles of the city.
The department is led by the fire chief who oversees uniformed and non-uniformed personnel. The workforce is comprised of multiple divisions that work together to improve safety in the community. Comprised of the largest number of employees, the Operations Division provides the daily emergency services to our citizens, businesses and visitors and oversees multiple special teams.
Each apparatus is staffed with four personnel, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The department responds to over 23, calls for service each year and provides fire suppression, emergency medical first response, hazardous materials, technical search and rescue, and marine firefighting services to the community.
Our dedicated staff strive to preserve life and property through community safety education, effective fire inspections, detailed fire plan reviews, and comprehensive fire investigations.
Each of these elements are critical in order for the department to expand its community risk reduction mission and promote preventative strategies. Responsible for providing overall support services to the department and includes Training, Logistics, and Fleet Maintenance.
Training is responsible for educating new and existing members, ensuring compliance with required training, and conducting a comprehensive 24 week recruit program that includes: Logistics coordinates supply, uniform and equipment distribution for the agency.
Fleet maintenance includes dedicated mechanics to service and maintain our heavy apparatus and vehicles. The Charleston Fire Department continues to evolve to ensure the highest degree of service to our community and the most effective level of protection for our unique jurisdiction.
Please follow the links the left for more information on our Department. Crime Stoppers Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by clicking on the image below or calling Charleston's lessons: J. Gordon Routley says there are important lessons every fire department can take from the Charleston tragedy – Fire Chief (published July ) The lessons of Charleston – Occupational Health and Safety (published August 1, ).
The Charleston Sofa Super Store fire occurred on the evening of June 18, , in Charleston, Charleston Fire Department Engine 10, Engine 11, Ladder 5 and Battalion 4. who in this case made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
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Charleston Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau August 20, John Doe Main Street Charleston, W.V. Notice of Violation – Stop Work Order Dear Mr. Doe: This letter is to inform you that city records list you as the responsible party in the referenced inspection below.
The purpose of this case study was to explore how the Charleston Fire Department learned at the individual, team and organizational levels following a tragic multiple LODD.