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9:06 am on Wednesday March 26, 2014

Georgetown Firefighter nabbs Charmin for a year for Department

Sometimes it pays to 'like' or comment on those Facebook posts... via "A simple Facebook post by Georgetown County firefighter Lisa Barnes has resulted in a more comfortable experience for her and her coworkers in the bathroom....
7:56 am on Thursday May 23, 2013

Sofa Super Store fire documentary released online

It's been almost seven years since the lives of nine Charleston's firefighters were lost in the Sofa Super Store fire, now the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation released a documentary of the department's recovery, "Charleston 9: The Ultimate...
10:22 am on Wednesday May 1, 2013

Local fireman plans 39.3-mile walk in gear for breast cancer

John “J.J.” Johnston is a 40-year-old Old Fort Fire Department Engineer and is planning on doing the two-day, 39.3-mile Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on May 4 and 5 in almost full gear.
1:32 am on Wednesday March 14, 2012

After boat fire, community support flows for couple

Flickr user Mourner Following the burning of their catamaran over the weekend, the community has come out to support Dan and Regina Thomas.
3:43 am on Tuesday March 13, 2012

Boat fire on St. Helena Island burns firefighter's plans

Flickr user Mourner A catamaran burned and quickly sank in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 11, on St. Helena Island, taking with it the boat owner's plans for retirement — ironically the owner was a Hilton Head Island firefighter.
9:07 am on Thursday February 16, 2012

Child delivered at Lady's Island fire station due to heavy traffic (Update: Giving thanks)

Still image by Flickr user "Theophilus Photographpy" (Updates at the bottom.) Due to unfortunate heavy traffic Marine Cpl. Joey Depoyster and his wife Elena Hopkins-Depoyster were not able to make it to the hospital in time to deliver the baby, but...
5:17 am on Friday June 19, 2009

Service remembers nine that died fighting fire

Image by Battalion Chief William Goldfeder, Loveland-Symmes Fire DepartmentImage by 20090619-fire.jpg The scene during the tragic night. On Thursday, June 18, hundreds of locals and not-so locals gathered at 1807 Savannah Highway to remember the...
1:49 pm on Monday June 8, 2009

The story of Charleston's only female firefighter

Image by Flickr user marttjImage by 20090608-fire.jpgAnne McNelis is the best female firefighter in the Charleston Fire Department -- You shouldn't be too surprised, as she's also the only one. Read about what it's like for McNelis in The Moultrie...
3:03 pm on Monday March 9, 2009

ESPN Films making movie about one of the Charleston 9

Image by Berkeley CountyImage by 20090309-louis.jpg ESPN Films has announced they will make a "theatrical motion picture" about Louis Mulkey, a Summerville basketball coach and one of the firefighters that died in the Sofa Super Store fire. Here's...
7:03 am on Thursday January 22, 2009

Details emerge for Charleston 9 firefighter memorial

Image by Flickr user Ryan Stone Image by 20090122-fire.jpg Lecture halls, classrooms, a dispatch center, and a memorial garden and room have all been suggested for the land where nine firefighters perished fighting a blaze at the Sofa Super Store...