OLD FORT FIRE & RESCUE
ISO CLASS 3 RATING
(Pictured are Chief Genthert, Board Chairman Steve Burke, Treasurer Blair Stewart and Our Dedicated Personnel)
Chief Genthert applies the last "ISO Class 3" decal signifying how
hard work and dedication by his department can make a difference by lowering their
existing ISO rating to a Class 3.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff here at Old Fort Fire Department (OFFD) would like to announce the improvement of our Public Protection Classification rating. Our department recently went through a review with the Insurance Services Office (ISO) in order to review and update the fire district’s applicable classification rating. Old Fort Fire Department is proud to announce that we have been awarded an ISO Class rating of 3/3X. This improvement could translate into lower insurance rates for residents and businesses in all of our service areas.
According to ISO, by classifying communities’ ability to suppress fires, ISO helps the communities evaluate their public fire-protection services. The program provides an objective, countrywide standard that helps fire departments in planning and budgeting for facilities, equipment, and training. And by securing lower fire insurance premiums for communities with better public protection, the PPC program provides incentives and rewards for communities that choose to improve their firefighting services.
Previously Old Fort Fire Department upon being rated in 2012 received a rating of Class 4/9. We felt we deserved better. So with that in mind Old Fort Fire Department has diligently been at work to continue making the improvements necessary to once again increase our overall rating. This rating is a reflection of the dedication to service, professionalism, and commitment to the communities we serve.
The Class 3 rating also means that we have an excellent working relationship with our surrounding fire departments, water departments and, our 911 communication dispatch center. Old Fort Fire Department would like to thank each of them for their dedication, service, and assistance as well. This achievement would not have been possible without the dedication and professionalism of these agencies. The new rating will take effect on November 1, 2016.
All Residents of the
Knightsville & Jedburg Communities
Please Attend Our Ongoing
***Fire Service Community Meetings***
Held Every Thursday
at 7:00 PM at our Station 4
936 Orangeburg Road
The Commissioners of Old Fort Fire Department feel that we have an obligation to the citizens of this area to inform them of the pending changes.
To that end, we have prepared a brief presentation that covers topics such as our service history, the geographic boundary, and potential changes in service.
*Please see the accompanying News & Video Section for additional information.
For Our Community
- We recognize that the community is the reason for our presence.
- We value the faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through our attitude, conduct and accomplishments.
- Lives are more important than property.
- The safety of the public of paramount importance, followed closely by the safety of our members.
- All members of the public are entitled to our best efforts.
FIRE & RESCUE
The Old Fort Fire Department is a combination paid/volunteer fire department
that provides fire suppression and first responder services to an
estimated 80 square mile area in Dorchester County.
We currently have six stations strategically located within our district
that are manned 24/7 to best serve the residents and visitors of our area.
We also respond automatic aid for other fire departments in Dorchester County
for reported fires and fire alarms.
Established in 1971, the department has transformed
into a full service fire and rescue agency.
Wed. Jul 27th 2016
On behalf of The Board of Directors, Chief Genthert and our staff at Old Fort Fire Department we'd like to congratulate Captain Paul Henthorne on his new position as Assistant Chief. Assistant Chief Henthorne has been serving with us for over 38 years. He is active with his own ...
Sat. Jul 23rd 2016
This Saturday is the all important Fight for Air Climb.Please get out there and support our team, root them on, make a donation to a very worthwhile charity. We've got a group of dedicated firefighters all ready to tackle the challenge. Be there, support our people.We are ...
Tue. Jun 14th 2016
Old Fort Fire Department personnel and their families attend the 10th Annual Firefighter Appreciation Night with the Riverdogs at the Joe sponsored by Servicemaster of Charleston. Donation were made for $5 for Life and Camp Can Do. A good time was had by all, and our Tug of Wa...
Tue. Apr 19th 2016
In November 2015 the Dorchester County Council voted to, not renew, the contract for fire services provided by Old Fort Fire Department in the 209 tax District of Dorchester County. The 209 tax District encompasses the Knightsville, and Jedburg area of Do...
Wed. Apr 6th 2016
Assistant Chief Joe Waters On behalf of myself, the Board of Directors, our Administrator and staff we'd like to wish Assistant Chief Joe Waters the best in his new position with the City of Charleston Fire Department. Assistant Chief Waters has been affiliated with Old Fort Fire...