Outdoor fire safety
- Move the grill away from siding, decking, and other things that can catch fire.
- Stay with the grill the entire time you're cooking.
- Use long-handled barbecue tools when cooking on the grill.
- Use a metal screen over wood-burning fires to keep sparks from floating out.
- Turn off or put out fires before you leave the backyard.
- Build campfires at least 15 feet away from tent walls, shrubs or other things that burn.
- The best way to stay safe from fireworks is to not use them.
6:00pm costume contest for all children,1st,2nd,and 3rd place prizes
Pictures with Sparky The Fire Dog
And multiple games for children
We need your help!!! We are currently looking to recruit volunteer firefighters as well as Driver / Operators. Driver / Operators can been men or women that may feel that they are “too old” or just don’t necessarily have the desire to fight fire or go in a burning structure but they can drive and operate the trucks. The training for driver operator initially is about 60 hours at no cost to you. Below are a few of the incentives offered…
Free Personal Protective Equipment
Free Annual Physical
$3,000 Tax Incentive
Stipend for Call Response (Paid twice per year)
If you are interested please go to our website www.cherokeecreekfire.comand click on “Join our Team”. Fill out an application and either mail, email, or bring it to our station located at 455 Buck Shoals Rd on Tuesday nights at 7pm.
The Cherokee Creek Fire Department is a primarily volunteer fire department located in the Northwest Corner of Cherokee County, South Carolina. Situated just north of the City of Gaffney, we border Spartanburg County, SC as well as Cleveland and Rutherford Counties in North Carolina. Our primary protection area consists of 39 square miles of primarily rural residential area with a mix of commercial and industrial. Three major routes of travel through our area include Highway 11, Highway 221, and Highway 221A. The routes are traveled by visitors and tourist coming to explore sites including the Cowpens National Battlefield, the infamous “Peach” water tower and the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway. Organized in 1978 as an “all volunteer” department, to date we have grown to a combination department, operating with 35 members and two fire stations answering upwards of 450 calls for service annually. Each station is staffed with a Fire Engine, Tanker, Brush / Medical Response unit, and Rescue Truck. In the year 2000 in order to keep up with growth and demand, the department hired 3 paid firefighters to staff our station between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm. Their duties include responding to emergency calls, Fire and Life Safety Inspections, Pre Fire Plans, Daily Station Duties and Fire Hydrant Maintenance and Inspections.