The mission of CHARLESTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT is to respond in a safe manner to all reported emergencies in the fire management zone assigned to us, and to help deal with natural and man-made emergencies, and with the utmost regard for the safety of the members of the department, work to the best of its abilities to limit the loss of life, the environment, and property.
We are collecting old cell phone and ink and toner cartridges! Bring them to the fire department during any fundraiser or event! Or just drop them off in the boxes in the lean to. (boxes to come in the next few days!) Help us go green!
This is our email address. If you have questions or comments please feel free to email us and we will get back with you asap.
Get your cookbooks quick! We have about 10 left! You can pick one up at Cut and Curl on the square, Kathryn's Flowers on the square, The Print Shoppe on the square, or Volunteer Check Express beside Pizza Hut. You can also contact Julie Hartsfield, Mike Wallace, Kim Mize, or any other fire department member. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Get one before they are gone! They are titled "Recipes From the Past and Present" they have 500 recipes and are over 200 hundred pages long. They are filled with old fashioned recipes like chocolate gravy, chess squares, and coconut cake. They also have modern recipes such as cheeseburger pie, stuffed mushrooms, and black and white truffles. It has wild game recipes and recipes that feed 100. It also has jelly, jam, pickle, and relish recipes. It is filled with kitchen tips and hints, charts and tables, and measurements, It is dedicated to Patty Lynn Means for all her dedication and hard work to our fire department and community. The Cookbook cost $20.00. Get them before they are gone. If we have any left they will be on sale at the Chicken Supper.
We are having a BBQ Chicken Supper September 24, 2011, 4pm-8pm! We will serve BBQ Chicken halves, BBQ Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Texas Toast, Dessert, Tea, and Coffee. Adults $12. Children 10 and under $5.
It's that time again!!!! The Haunted Trail is just around the corner! The dates for this year are October 21,22,28, and 29! More details to come later! If you have questions, suggestions, or want to volunteer contact Terry Means or anyone from the fire dept and we'll get you in contact with the correct person. You can also look for "The Haunted Trail" on facebook.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or first responder for the Charleston Volunteer Fire Department contact Chief Dexter Hartsfield at (901)-451-2766. If you are a women in the community that would like to join the Women's Auxillary contact Julie @ (901)-626-0565 or come to a meeting. They are held the first Monday of every month @7pm. (with an exception of September. We will meet on the 14th @7pm.
We have Cookbooks for sale! Title: "Recipes From The Past And Present" It is several hundred pages long. It contains over 500 recipes from residents of Charleston and the surrounding areas. To get your copy call Julie @901- 626-0565. They are $20.00. They are available at several businesses, contact me to find out which businesses have them for sale! They are going fast! Get yours before they run out.
Chicken Supper Sept. 24
The Haunted Trail Oct 21,22,28,29!
We have lots of exciting new fund raisers for the upcoming year! More info to come later! Some of our fundraisers this year will be car washes, a 2012 firefighter calender, an auction, several dinners, and The Haunted Trail. We will have more details as soon as they are available!
For their hard work and dedication several members recieved awards for 2010 from Charleston Volunteer Fire Department. Fire Fighters of the year were Jeff Sechrest and Daniel Gairhan. First Responder of the year was Julie Hartsfield. Rookie of the year was Cristal Huggins. Dana Owens recieved the Volunteer Award. Jonathan Owens recieved the Achiever Award. Dayton Sorrell recieved the Service Award. Mike Wallace recieved the Unsung Hero Award. Lee Grandberry recieved the Most Imporoved Award. Jeff Huggins recieved the safety award. James Swales, Renee Swales, and Brandy Sechrest all recieved Certificate's of Appreciation. The awards were based on the number of calls responded to by each individual, meetings attended, and all the hard work and dedication throughout the year during calls, fund raisers, and during the day to day operations and upkeep of the department. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work and dedication! Keep up the good work!
We will have more information for 2011 on here soon! The month of October is fire safety month. The week of October 3-9 was 2010's fire safety week. 2010's theme was "Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!" Please test your batteries in your smoke alarms. You should go over escape routes with your families. Put in place a safe spot (mailbox, neighbor's house, etc.) for you family to meet once everyone is outside. Teach your children to call 911! You should also make sure they know their address and phone number for other safety reasons. Make sure you have smoke detectors on every floor of your house, in every bedroom and outside every sleeping area. Make sure you have a safe uncluttered path to the exits in your home in case of emergency. Never leave a stove, candle, "bonfire", or grill unattended. Don't overload outlets. Keep lighters, and matches away from children. Always turn the handles of pans away from children's reach. Have your chimneys and furnaces inspected every year. Make sure space heaters are at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn. Don't leave them unattended. Keep pot holders in easy reach of a stove. Keep a fire extinguiser in the kitchen. Propane tanks and other fuel sorces should be stored outside of homes. Conduct annual fire drills! Think Safe! Remember children aren't the only ones that should practice fire safety, adults should, too!