Monday, April 20, 2009

June 14th to be Busy Day!!

On Sunday, June 14, 2009, beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Charleston Firefighters' Local 61 will sponsor a 5K run at Palmetto Island County Park in Mount Pleasant. Proceeds from the run will be used to purchase equipment for the department.  There will be a fire truck on display for all to enjoy along with the "Never Forget" Charleston 9 Tribute Race Car.  Visit their website for more information and registration forms at

Later in the day, from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m., the CFD Wives' Club will present the second annual Charleston 9 Commemorative Family Picnic at Brittlebank Park on the Ashley River in Charleston.  There will be fun and food provided for all ages, including a jump castle, and snow cone and popcorn machines. There will also be music, along with fire trucks and the "Never Forget" Charleston 9 Tribute Race Car on display.

Any and all members of the Charleston Fire Department family, including active and retired members, are invited to attend.

Please bring your lawn chairs and plan to enjoy the afternoon with us.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Department Peer Counselor Training Program To Be Held

A program to train potential Peer Counselors from the ranks of the Charleston Fire Department will be held on April 20 & 21, 2009, in the Training Tower classroom. This program, being taught by a team of Peer Counselors from the FDNY Counseling Services Unit, will be open to all personnel who may have an interest in becoming a Peer Counselor.

This is a "no obligation" program that will enable participants to prepare themselves and to decide whether or not they are interested in becoming a member of the Charleston Firefighter Support Team as a Peer Counselor.

Remember, regardless of your rank or length of time in the department, you could be a Peer to someone on the job.

We invite you all to come out and join us for this program.