Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department, (a.k.a. District 17), is a fire protection district operating under the laws of the state of South Carolina as a special purpose fee district.
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SBVFD serves a population of approximately 4,000 people and covers an area of 25 square miles, mutual Aid Agreements with surrounding departments extends this to approximately 75 square miles.

Operating as usual

09/05/2020

17Eng1 leaving training a little early last night for an automatic mutual aid call in New Ellenton.

07/23/2020
Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department
07/19/2020

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department
07/19/2020

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department
07/04/2020

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department
06/17/2020

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department

05/25/2020
The South Carolina Forestry Commission
05/01/2020

The South Carolina Forestry Commission

Tomorrow is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day! It's a day where we encourage our residents to get out and reduce their risk from wildfire. With the current situation with the pandemic, we still want to encourage the residents of SC to get out and reduce the wildfire risk, but we also want them to maintain social distancing. So for Preparedness Day this year, we would like for you all to get out and mitigate the wildfire risk around your individual homes. Prune shrubs/trees, clean gutters, rake leaves/needles away from your decks and base of your homes etc. This will still make your community safer while still keeping the social distancing guidelines. Together, we can still help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and wildfires.

Thank you from the SCFC wildland urban interface (WUI) team! #NASF100 #CentennialChallenge

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina
04/23/2020

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina

The best severe weather threat has shifted south, along the Gulf coast from southern Alabama to southern Georgia. Still expect scattered strong/severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening. Greatest threat will be from Burke County east to Orangeburg County. Main threat will be damaging wind gusts.

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina
04/12/2020

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina

A line of thunderstorms will push into the forecast area late tonight through early Monday morning from west to east. Expect widespread wind gusts exceeding 60 MPH with isolated tornadoes possible. Stay weather aware and please make sure you have multiple reliable ways to receive weather alerts.

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina
04/11/2020

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina

While isolated storms are possible Sunday afternoon, the main severe threat will be a line of thunderstorms moving through the area late Sunday night into Monday morning. Main concerns will be damaging wind gusts but isolated tornadoes will be possible.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission
04/10/2020

The South Carolina Forestry Commission

Even though there is a statewide burning ban in effect, the weather forecast over the next several days presents a very high fire risk, so it’s even more important to comply with the ban because conditions will be such that fires will escape easily and spread rapidly. A cold front will bring high winds followed by dropping relative humidity values. (Maps courtesy of NWS Columbia)

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina
04/08/2020

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina

Isolated strong/severe storms possible in the Midlands and CSRA this afternoon and again late tonight. Cannot rule out an isolated strong/severe storm this afternoon but the main threat is after 5am Thursday morning w/line of convection ahead of an approaching cold front. #scwx #gawx

The South Carolina Forestry Commission
04/06/2020

The South Carolina Forestry Commission

SC FORESTRY COMMISSION TO ISSUE STATEWIDE BURNING BAN, EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, APRIL 7

The South Carolina Forestry Commission will declare a State Forester’s Burning Ban for all counties, effective at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 7.

A State Forester’s Burning Ban prohibits outdoor burning anywhere outside of city/town limits in South Carolina, including:
• yard debris burns;
• forestry, wildlife or agricultural burns
(also known as prescribed, or controlled, burns); and
• campfires and other types of recreational open burning.

After consultation with officials with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, State Forester Scott Phillips ordered the statewide burning ban in the interest of public safety amid the current public health threat posed by COVID-19 virus.

Not only can smoke exacerbate the symptoms of those who have contracted the virus, but it also can trigger underlying respiratory issues in otherwise unaffected individuals, which could result in symptoms similar to those the COVID-19 virus is known to cause. “For infected individuals, breathing smoke could make coronavirus symptoms worse, increasing the risk of hospitalization or death,” said Dr. Brannon Traxler, DHEC Physician Consultant. “It could also cause people who have not contracted the coronavirus, but who are presenting COVID-19-like symptoms, to seek medical care at a time when medical resources are already stretched thin.”

“With known coronavirus infections increasing in all 46 counties of the state, we simply cannot continue to allow legal burning under these unprecedented circumstances,” said Phillips. “Reducing outdoor burning will also minimize the strain on local fire departments and other first responders who need to remain available for other COVID-19 response activities.”

Agency leadership acknowledges that prohibiting prescribed burning during what is traditionally the busiest time of year will be difficult for land managers in all parts of the state. “We know how beneficial the practice is for agricultural and forest management, and it is, along with our ongoing fire prevention and education efforts, the best tool we have to reduce both the number and severity of wildfires,” said SCFC Fire Chief Darryl Jones. “But extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, and the decision to enact this ban really had to be made in the current context.”

The ban will stay in effect until further notice, which will come in the form of an official announcement from the Forestry Commission.

LINK TO RELEASE:http://www.state.sc.us/forest/releases/stateforestersburningban040720.pdf

South Carolina Emergency Management Division
04/06/2020

South Carolina Emergency Management Division

To limit the spread of COVID-19 in South Carolina, the following types of businesses must close temporarily beginning 5 p.m. today, Monday, April 6, 2020:

FURNITURE STORES
HOME FURNISHING STORES
CLOTHING STORES
SHOE AND CLOTHING ACCESSORY STORES
JEWELRY STORES
LUGGAGE AND LEATHER GOODS STORES
DEPARTMENT STORES
FLORISTS
SPORTING GOODS STORES
BOOKSTORES
CRAFT AND MUSIC STORES

This does NOT prohibit the continued operation of the listed retail stores for the limited purpose of fulfilling online or telephone orders. Stores may provide alternate ways of purchasing or delivering products or services - to include curbside purchase, pickup or delivery and home or off-site delivery - provided that such options can maintain effective "social distancing" and are done with any applicable guidance issued by state and federal public health and safety officials.

These temporary closures are in addition to previous safety precautions ordered by the Governor. Visit scemd.org for more information.

The South Carolina Forestry Commission
04/03/2020

The South Carolina Forestry Commission

STATEWIDE RED FLAG FIRE ALERT EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is issuing a statewide Red Flag Fire Alert, effective immediately.

Weather forecasts for most of the state this weekend include stronger-than-normal wind gusts and low relative humidity, all of which combine with dry fuels on the ground to create the potential for outdoor fires escaping easily and spreading rapidly.

"These conditions present favorable conditions for wildfire ignitions, particularly the low relative humidity values, which will remain low over the weekend," said SCFC Fire Chief Darryl Jones. "With the otherwise nice weather this weekend, we just want people who may be working in their yards or enjoying the outdoors to be aware of the elevated potential for fire danger."

The purpose of the alert is twofold: in addition to discouraging people from doing any outdoor burning, it also helps to reduce the strain on local fire departments and other first responders who need to remain available for COVID-19 response. The alert will remain in effect until lifted by the Commission, whose fire response teams will continuously monitor the situation throughout the weekend.

A Red Flag Fire Alert does not prohibit outdoor burning, provided that all other state and local regulations are followed, but the Forestry Commission strongly encourages citizens to voluntarily postpone any such burning until the alert is lifted. However, a Red Flag Fire Alert does trigger certain county or local ordinances that restrict outdoor fires, so residents should contact their local fire departments to check whether such restrictions apply in their areas.

01/29/2020
The South Carolina Forestry Commission
01/18/2020

The South Carolina Forestry Commission

ALERT: The South Carolina Forestry Commission is asking for the public's help in locating two of its emergency vehicles - a firefighting bulldozer and transport - that appear to have been stolen overnight from the operator's standby location in Elgin, near Wildwood Lane and Wateree Elementary School in Kershaw County.

Agency officials say the missing transport is a 2017 Freightliner flatbed, about 27 feet long, with license plate number 18813SG, serial number 1FVHCYFE3JHJT7582 and state decal 14689. The transport has red and white emergency lights and is marked with the words "Wildland Fire" in red on the doors.

The bulldozer is a 2017 CAT D-4 that has a state decal number 14682. The serial number is CAT00D4KTKR202495.

Both vehicles have the call signs N-3-3. An updated photo of the bulldozer and transport that are missing appears below.

Anyone who knows or has information about the whereabouts of either vehicle is urged to call 911, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department at (803) 425-1512 or Crimestoppers at (888) CRIME-SC.

01/06/2020

On the ground in Australia.

South Carolina Firefighters
01/05/2020

South Carolina Firefighters

FLORENCE (FLORENCE COUNTY)| OFFICER DOWN| 2100 TERMINAL DR| DELAYED, FCSO REPORTING OFFICER SHOT & KILLED @ FLORENCE REGIONAL AIRPORT. SUSPECT IN CUSTODY | SCF10
#prayforflorence

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina
01/04/2020

US National Weather Service Columbia South Carolina

Here's a look at wind gusts as of 1:16 PM. Expect gusts of over 30 mph later this afternoon and into tonight.

12/28/2019
#TBT
12/26/2019

#TBT

I guess the team at Silver Bluff was pretty nice this year since Santa dropped off 9 new G1 Air Packs, 6 new Akron Nozzl...
12/26/2019

I guess the team at Silver Bluff was pretty nice this year since Santa dropped off 9 new G1 Air Packs, 6 new Akron Nozzles, and 2 new Helments. We would like to say thank you to the residents of SBVFD for making this possible!

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety
12/21/2019

City of Aiken, South Carolina Government Department of Public Safety

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department
11/27/2019

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department
11/20/2019

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department
11/20/2019

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department

10/05/2019
Gov. orders S.C. coastal evacuation as Dorian hits Bahamas
09/02/2019
Gov. orders S.C. coastal evacuation as Dorian hits Bahamas

Gov. orders S.C. coastal evacuation as Dorian hits Bahamas

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ordered an evacuation for coastal counties during a 6:30 p.m. press conference Sunday, while Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5

3rd Quarter in house auto ex training!
08/25/2019

3rd Quarter in house auto ex training!

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department
07/04/2019

Silver Bluff Volunteer Fire Department

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1119 Williston Rd
Aiken, SC
29803

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