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7:56 am on Thursday May 23, 2013

Sofa Super Store fire documentary released online

It's been almost seven years since the lives of nine Charleston's firefighters were lost in the Sofa Super Store fire, now the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation released a documentary of the department's recovery, "Charleston 9: The Ultimate...
7:35 am on Tuesday April 16, 2013

$850,000 Charleston fire boat damaged, Navy boat sinks

The chain of events on Saturday night left a Navy boat to sink after hitting a Charleston Harbor jetty and a gash in an $850,000 Charleston fire boat after it struck a channel marker off of Sullivans' Island near Fort Moultrie. The 36-foot fire boat...
4:10 am on Tuesday September 11, 2012

Bells to ring this morning in remembrance of 9/11

Today bells will ring out in a ceremony to remember September 11th that happened 11 years ago today. The Old Fire Department Bell Tower located behind 116 Meeting Street will start ringing at 9:58 a.m. and will be struck 343 times to mark the number...
6:56 am on Monday May 14, 2012

Karen Brack announced as new Chief of the City of Charleston Fire Department

Image by Provided Chief Karen BrackMayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. announced the selection of a new Chief of the City of Charleston Fire Department. She is Karen E. Brack, currently serving as Deputy Chief of the Eugene, Oregon Fire and EMS Department....
10:36 pm on Tuesday February 28, 2012

Charleston Fire Chief Thomas Carr to retire (Update: Carr hospitalized days before retirement)

Image by City of Charleston Update February 29: The Post and Courier has followed with a longer report but very little new other than the previously know info that Carr was hospitalized due to complications with Parkinson's, the paper notes that...
2:25 am on Monday December 5, 2011

An arson wave: Improving fire investigation in Charleston

Image by Flickr user CayusaAs Charleston continues to grapple with a string of arsons, The Post and Courier is looking into how the city handles and documents arson investigations. Touching off the case of a 2002 fatal suspicious fire at 563...
2:00 pm on Tuesday June 21, 2011

Fuel and local firefighters band together for a fundraising event

Image by Flickr user marttjOn Sunday, June 26th, from 5 until 10 p.m., Fuel Charleston will host a fundraising event honoring those who can handle the heat - the Charleston Fire Department and the St. Andrews Firefighter Community. So, what should...
11:22 am on Wednesday October 27, 2010

Charleston Fire Department rescues two dogs from early morning blaze

Image by Flickr user Caro WallisThe Charleston Fire Department rescued two dogs from a burning home in West Ashley this morning. A fire broke out in the kitchen of the 2080 Piper Drive home at around 9:58 a.m. When firefighters arrived at the scene...
12:05 pm on Tuesday November 24, 2009

Safety tips for deep frying your T-Day bird

Image by Flickr user kuymanImage by 20091124-turkey.jpgIt's almost time to break out the deep fryer and go to town on that Thanksgiving day turkey, but remember, fryers are not always your friend. The Charleston Fire Department would like to remind...
2:33 am on Tuesday November 17, 2009

Stingrays hosting 'Salute To Hometown Heroes Night'

Image by Stingrays HockeyImage by 20091117-stingrays.jpegCome out to the North Charleston Coliseum's 'Salute To Hometown Heroes Night' on November 21st for double the hockey action. The South Carolina Stingrays are hosting the Gwinnett Gladiators at...

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