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FIRE DEPARTMENT ACHIEVES HIGHEST PROTECTION SERVICES RATING IN THE INDUSTRY: The fire-protection services of the City of Anderson, as rated by an insurance industry advisory company, have improved to a Class 1 rating from a previous Class 2 rating. This is the highest rating the industry can bestow and the City of Anderson is the first fire department in Anderson County to obtain this rating. Press Release

FIRE PREVENTION IN COLD WEATHER: As temperatures drop, State Fire Marshal Bert Polk and the state’s fire service are asking for your help in protecting yourself, your loved ones, and others you know who may be most vulnerable to fire tragedy.

“We know that with lower temperatures, people are going to use whatever means they have to stay warm, and unfortunately, that is when we see fire deaths increase,” Polk said. “With everyone’s help, we can prevent these needless tragedies.” Press Release

For Emergencies, Dial 911

The Anderson Fire Department is a community-minded organization, which provides the following services to the citizens of Anderson:

Mission Statement
The mission of the Anderson Fire Department is to reduce the frequency and severity of emergencies, whether they are natural or manmade, by aggressively responding to all fires, technical rescues, high priority medical emergencies, and hazardous material incidents within the city limits and provide mutual aid to surrounding jurisdictions.

The occupational safety and well being of the personnel at the AFD is of the utmost importance. In order to fulfill our mission these essential components must be in place: public fire safety education, fire code enforcement, arson investigation, and work place safety. Personnel also provide technical rescue services to Anderson County and actively participate in South Carolina Fire Fighter Mobilization Plan.

The Anderson Fire Department pledges to be proactive in preparing for today, planning for tomorrow, and honoring the history and tradition of yesterday.

Hydrant Flushing

Twice a year, typically May and November, the City of Anderson’s Fire Department flushes all city fire hydrants. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this required operation. What do you need to know about this operation? Well we are glad you asked! Flushing allows the City to: Details