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Simpsonville Fire Department celebrates Grand Opening of Fire Station #5

The Simpsonville Fire Department celebrated the grand opening of its newest fire station at 400 E. Standing Spring Road on Monday, April 30, 2018.

A joint effort between Greenville County and the City of Simpsonville to serve the growing Simpsonville community, Station 5 houses Fire Engine licensed by DHEC to provide First Responder service at the EMT-Intermediate level, built-in training props for rescue training, and staffs 3 personnel per shift.

The 9,000 square foot station will serve the western area of the Simpsonville Fire District, an area that has been growing rapidly.  The current response time in that area is 7-8 minutes. The new station will reduce the response time to under three minutes.

With the addition of Station 5, the Simpsonville Fire Department operates out of five stations strategically located throughout the District.  The other stations are Headquarters located at 403 E Curtis Street, Station 2 at 9 Capewood Road, Station 3 at 839 Highway 14, and Station 4 at 1375 Neely Ferry Road.

For more information, please contact Tiffany Cherry, Community Relations Specialist, at 864-967-9526 or tcherry@simpsonville.com.

About Simpsonville Fire Department

The City of Simpsonville Fire Department provides services within the City limits of Simpsonville as well as a portion of Greenville County that surrounds the City.  The Fire District is comprised of approximately 30 square miles (8 City and 22 County) and has an estimated population of 45,000 permanent residents.  Located within the District are 7 schools, 164+ subdivisions, 916+ businesses, 16 apartment/townhouse complexes, 9 Hotels/Motels, and 40+ places of worship.   The Department is a signatory to the State and County mutual aid agreements.

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) system is regarded by fire chiefs and insurance agents as the leading indicator of a community’s fire capabilities and risks.  The ratings go from 1 to 10 with 10 meaning no fire protection.  The lower the number, the lower the cost of insurance with rate reductions being determined by individual insurance companies.  The current ISO rating for the City of Simpsonville Fire Department is 2.♦

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