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Public Notice Effective May 21, 2020:

Cherokee Springs Fire Department is moving forward with the reopening of its’ station to public access with some restrictions. The Cherokee Springs Fire Department will allow community members and guest to enter the facility after we have met with you at the front door. We ask that if you have any of the following symptoms or have had them in the past two weeks,  that you please remain outside the facility:

  • Fever over 100.4 Fahrenheit
  • Difficulty Breathing/ Shortness of Breath
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Body aches
  • Tiredness

We are still in the process of daily cleaning and protection of our employees from the effects of COVID-19 and ask that you assist us with this process by performing the following measures:

  • Handwashing/sanitizing
  • Wearing a facemask if asked
  • Limit the areas that you expose by reducing the items/areas that you visit

Thank you for being understanding during this difficult time. We appreciate you assisting us protecting our employees and the community that we serve by following the posted guidelines.

Respectfully, 


Trent Harper
Fire Chief
Cherokee Springs Fire Department

 

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Cherokee Springs Fire District (Spartanburg SC) is now accepting resumes for the position of:     
Full Time / Career Firefighter:     24 / 48 schedule


CSFD offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Vision, Dental, Life, Short- and Long-Term Disability: SC Retirement (PORS), Paid Vacation and Accrued Sick Leave. Bi-Annual employee incentive / bonus program available to employees that qualify:

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
High school diploma or GED 
Valid SC Driver's License
NFPA Firefighter 1 certification 
NFPA Firefighter 2 - within 6 months of hire date
Emergency Medical Responder - within 6 months of hire date

Include the following with your resume: 
    10 – year driving record
    Copy of transcript or certifications

Must be able to pass a written test, Physical Agility Skills Job Performance-Based Test, SLED Background Check, and Medical Physical / Evaluation and Drug Screen.

Submit resumes electronically to tharper@cherokeespringsfd.org. 
Resumes will be accepted until position is filled.

Applications are directed to visit our website for additional information about our Fire District:
www.cherokeespringsfd.com


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Source: ISRI
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SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.
 

FACTS

• A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.
• Smoke alarms should be installed inside every sleeping room, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level. Smoke alarms should be connected so when one sounds, they all sound. Most homes do not have this level of protection.
• Roughly 3 out of 5 fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

 

SAFETY TIPS

• Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
• Large homes may need extra smoke alarms. • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound. • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
• Current alarms on the market employ different types of technology including multi-sensing, which could include smoke and carbon monoxide combined.
• Today’s smoke alarms will be more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, yet mitigate false alarms.
• A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
• People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
• Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

 

SOURCE: NFPA

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