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OLD FORT FIRE & RESCUE 

OBTAINS AN

 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.

 

 

 

 

 ****Attention ****

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.​
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OLD FORT 

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Headlines
Fri. Sep 9th 2016
We are proud to announce the following promotions!(From left to right)Captain George Feise, Captain Chastity Bigney, Captain Andrew NyserWe congratulate our newest officer's and wish them well in their new roles. 
Fri. Sep 9th 2016
OLD FORT FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.   PART-TIME – FIREFIGHTER:  Immediate vacancy(ies)Hours:  Incremental and twenty-four (24) hour shifts available (24 hour preferred)Schedules will average 30 hours per week, not to exceed 12...
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...