Category: What’s Hot

Sep 27 2013

Stand By Your Pan

By Captain Chad Kelly October is National Fire Prevention Month and this year’s topic is Prevent Kitchen Fires. The following is from NFPA on the importance of kitchen safety. How often has the doorbell rung or a child interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on …

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Sep 14 2013

Stay Safe When Using Gas

By Captain Chad Kelly Many of us use flammable gases, such as propane and natural gas, for various purposes in and around our homes such as heating, cooking, water, etc. However, many of us take for granted that the system is still operating properly and has no problems. What we want to do in this …

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Aug 09 2013

Living Proof that Automated External Defibrillators Work

By Jimmy Ghi On July 31, the Fuquay family and St. John’s Firefighters came together to celebrate life and a second chance. This reunion was the result of an incident that happened nearly six months ago. On February 7, 2013 the Fuquay family went through the unimaginable. While preparing for a normal day, Mrs. Judy …

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Jul 31 2013

Bicycle Safety

By Captain Chad Kelly We see many, many bicycles around the islands everyday and many of us enjoy riding our bicycles on a regular basis. When we are out enjoying this fun activity we need to make sure we follow safety rules and traffic laws. Some things to remember are: Wear a Properly Fitted Bicycle …

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Jul 11 2013

Things Are Heatin’ Up

By Chad Kelly Earlier this month was the 17th Annual Camp “Can” Do sponsored by MUSC and SC Firefighters at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island with 30 campers attending. This camp is held annually for any child in the State of South Carolina who has suffered a serious burn injury in their life. St. …

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Jul 05 2013

Sound the Alarm

The St. John’s Fire and Rescue Department will be utilizing updated technology while conducting our Citizen SAFE program. The St. John’s Fire and Rescue Department Citizen SAFE (Smoke Alarm and Fire Education) is a door-to-door proactive program where firefighters offer to check residential smoke alarms, install new smoke alarms and batteries, offer to conduct a …

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May 30 2013

Be Prepared

By Captain Chad Kelly After the events in Moore, Oklahoma and remembering what happened during previous storms we need to think about our preparations for disaster. Some of us remember Hugo, others only remember the near misses we have had from hurricanes since Hugo. The disaster does not have to be natural to require us …

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May 23 2013

Staying Cool When it’s Hot

By Captain Chad Kelly It is finally starting to warm up here on the islands. As the weather warms up so do our outdoor activities, this combination makes us susceptible to heat related injuries and illnesses. In this article we will discuss heat related injuries and how we can try to prevent them or recognize …

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May 17 2013

Camp “Can” Do Wish List

By Chief James Ghi The St. John’s Fire District is supporting the collaboration of MUSC Children’s Hospital and South Carolina Firefighters to conduct Camp “Can” Do on June 29 – July 3, 2013 at Camp St. Christopher on Seabrook Island. The purpose of Camp ‘Can’ Do is to provide a fun, residential camping experience for …

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May 02 2013

Warmer Weather Brings Out the Bicycles

By Captain Chad Kelly The weather is nice and the islands are beautiful, what better way to enjoy it than on a bicycle. Bicycles are a fun way to explore the islands, spend time with family, exercise or just get from one place to another. We need to make sure we remember safety while having …

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