Category Archives: Incidents

Annual Meeting and Board of Director Elections

The annual meeting of the Whitefield Volunteer Fire Department will be held at the fire station, located at 4000 US Highway 29 North, on Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to elect board members for 2018. All residents of the Whitefield fire district are urged to attend.

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2017 Run Report

Whitefield firefighters responded to 252 calls in 2017. In addition, firefighters responded to 14 severe weather related incidents during Hurricane Irma.

2017 Run Report

Total Runs: 252
27 Structure Fires,
9 Alarms; 7 fire alarms, 2 carbon monoxide alarms,
0 Standby Request,
8 Vehicle Fires,
22 Grass/Brush Fires,
6 Trash Fires,
90 Traffic Accidents (77 accidents with injuries, 13 accidents with no injuries)
28 EMS Assists,
1 Gas Leak,
2 Rescues,
18 Service Calls,
12 Power Line Downs,
0 Assist Other Agency,
29 False Alarm/Cancelled Calls.

Firefighters Quickly Extinguish Residential Structure Fire On US 29 N

On December 31, Broadway and Whitefield firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire along US 29 N. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes and knocked down the fire as it entered the attic space. One firefighter received a minor injury and was transported to a local hospital for observation.

Units responding: Tanker 8, Engine 8 and Engine 22

Overturned Fuel Tanker – Murphy Rd

On December 26, Whitefield firefighters assisted Cheddar Fire Department on a traffic accident involving an overturned fuel tanker. Firefighters stood-by as a precaution while fuel was transferred to another vehicle and the trailer was removed from the scene.

Responding fire departments included Cheddar FD, Friendship FD, Rock Springs FD, Belton FD, Whitefield FD, West Pelzer FD, and Anderson County Hazardous Materials Team.