The Annual Meeting for the Whitefield Fire District #22 will be held at the station, 4000 Highway 29 North, Belton, SC on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to elect Board of Directors for the station.
On December 19, the Whitefield FD hosted their annual Christmas dinner and awards banquet at the Bleckley Inn. Firefighter Brad Guin received the Firefighter of the Year award, Junior Firefighter Josh Guin received the Explorer of the Year award, and Firefighter Nick Chastain received a Black Helmet award in anticipation of his upcoming high school graduation. Through Firefighter Chastain’s high school courses, he has already received National Firefighter I certification. Congratulations guys on your accomplishments.
From left to right… Lt. Chase Rapien, Capt. Michael Ryan, Lt. Billy Guin, Explorer of the Year Josh Guin, Firefighter of the Year Brad Guin, Black Helmet Award recipient Nick Chastain, Chief Adam Cromer and Asst. Chief Paul Drake.
On June 1, Whitefield firefighters along with other area first responders were honored at Williamston’s ParkFest. Over three hundred motorcycles from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Defenders Motorcycle Club paraded through town at noon. Other responders at the festival included West Pelzer FD, Cheddar FD, Williamston’s FD, EMS and PD, Anderson County Emergency Services Command Post, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson County CERT, and the Salvation Army’s Disaster Relief unit.
The Whitefield Fire Department was awarded a $40,680 Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on January 28. The award will be used to purchase radio equipment, fitness equipment and provide training for all firefighters.
The Whitefield FD took delivery of its new 2000 gallon tanker on November 19. Firefighters trained on the new piece of equipment and put it into service on November 20. The department was awarded a $190,000 grant from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant program in May. Click here for more photos.
Whitefield firefighters played their last game of the 2010 softball season September 29 at the Anderson Sports Complex. The team participated in eleven regular season games, and was unsuccessful in making it to the second round in the tournament.