Edisto Beach Fire Department receives Fire Safe Community Designation


The Edisto Beach Fire Department was one of 154 South Carolina fire departments across the state to receive the “Fire Safe South Carolina” designation. There are over 500 fire departments in South Carolina.

Fire Safe South Carolina is a community risk reduction program and provides this designation to fire departments who continually work to reduce fires and related injuries in South Carolina, which results in decreased risks for residents and firefighters.

To receive the designation, fire departments must complete courses to improve data quality, must train community partners to deliver in-home safety visits, and must further develop their skills through online National Fire Academy courses in risk reduction and assessments.

We thank the following volunteer and career firefighters for their work on this project: Rich Baretto, Cameron Andrews, Thad Daise, Kate Hall, Cindy Lentz, Bess Watson, Ken Sallenger, and Denney Conley. Thank you for all you do for the Town of Edisto Beach and our residents!