Congratulations to the following members who received awards at the annual Christmas dinner: Asst. Chief Paul Drake, Past Chief Award – 2008-2011; Brad Guin, Explorer of the Year; FF Ross Ables, Firefighter of the Year; Chief Adam Cromer, Officer of the Year
The masks, developed by veterinarians, will help resuscitate animals found in burning homes. The kit includes several cup-shaped masks that seal tightly around an animal’s muzzle, which helps firefighters deliver the proper amount of oxygen and protects them from being bitten by frightened animals.
Information provided by Invisible Fence estimates that as many as 150,000 pets die each year in fires, most succumbing to smoke inhalation. This donation is part of a national effort called Project Breathe—designed to equip fire stations across the U.S. and Canada. Invisible Fence brand has a commitment to pet safety that extends beyond electronic pet containment by funding deserving projects that help to save the lives of pets. Over 330 kits were donated to South Carolina first responders last year.
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.