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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...
8:04 am on Friday October 7, 2011

Fire Prevention Week at the Children's Museum

Image by Courtesy of the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry Antique Fire Truck at the Children's MuseumStop, drop and roll right over to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry (CML) for Fire Prevention Week.  Firefighters from local City of...
3:05 pm on Wednesday November 5, 2008

Ceremony to swear in new Charleston fire chief

The City of Charleston will hold a ceremony to swear in the city's new fire chief, Thomas W. Carr, Jr. Details from the e-mailed press release: The Swearing-In Ceremony for Thomas W. Carr, Jr. as Chief of the Charleston Fire Department [will be held...
8:44 am on Monday September 29, 2008

Charleston picks its new fire chief

From 141 applicants, and seven finalists, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has picked Thomas W. Carr, Jr., 54, as the city's new fire chief and leader of its 246 members. Thomas Carr Carr is the current fire chief of Montgomery County, Maryland. That...
4:26 am on Friday June 27, 2008

Fire chief has his last day

Today, Charleston Fire Chief Rusty Thomas is leaving firefighting after 32 years of service. The 50-year-old's departure comes after receiving much criticism for the Sofa Super Store fire that led to the deaths of nine firemen, the largest number of...