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April 10, 2018

One of the most shocking demonstrations of what can happen during a house fire is shown in this Underwriters Laboratories side-by-side comparison of the time it takes for two living rooms to reach flashover.  One living room had 1970's era furnishings which were typica...

May 12, 2017

We often times give little thought to the people who provide the emergency services in our community; that is, not until we need them.  These men and women give so much and ask for so little; working tirelessly and often without a word of thanks.

My son is a p...

April 13, 2017

As a result of a South Carolina Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Jumper Station VFD located at 1603 Basil Rd, Swansea, received a new 2500 gallon tanker truck on Thursday, April 13.  

This new tanker pumps 2500 gallons of water in approximately one minute a...

April 4, 2017

Several homes and barns were damaged by a tornado which touched down in the Creston community of Calhoun County this evening.  

Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

Tornados are unpredictable in the paths they take.  The home below (top left) had barns on either s...

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