Fire Services News Archives
LCFS Receives Award
At the January 8, 2013 County Council Meeting, Lexington County Fire Services was recognized for receiving an award from the Midlands Workforce Development Board (MWDB) on December 13, 2012 for their outstanding use of assessments for talent management and their strong partnership with the MWDB. The MWDB and Fire Services launched a pilot project utilizing the talent portion of the Work Keys assessment system. In order to set a benchmark for the traits a successful firefighter would possess, a group of existing firefighters were assessed.
Receiving the award (photo left to right) was Council Chairman Bill Banning, Fire Service Training Officer Glenn Williams, Fire Service Assistant Chief Eddie Turner and Reggie Murphy, Chairman of the MWDB.
Twelve Recruit Firefighters Graduate
On January 4, 2013 Lexington County graduated its newest firefighters and welcomed them to the Fire Service. The twelve men that made up the recruit firefighter program 12-03 completed a twelve week program consisting of physical training, academic education and testing as well as technical skill based training. At the completion of the program the candidates were awarded certification as NFPA Firefighter II and Emergency Medical First Responders.
The completion of this program and the placement of these new firefighters into stations has boosted the Lexington County Fire Service to a record high staffing level enabling each fire station operated by Lexington County to be fitted with a minimum of two personnel around the clock. Congratulations to these graduates in their new assignments as team members of Lexington County Fire Service!
LCFS Receives Award From Muscular Dystrophy Association
Lexington County Fire Safety House At South Carolina State Fair
The Lexington County Fire Service participated in the South Carolina State Fair for the first time this year with our mobile fire safety and severe weather awareness training trailer. With the safety trailer set up for 5 days at the fair, the fire service was able to educate many residents of all ages from across the state on having an escape plan, fire alarms, and with the help of WIS television, also provide education on severe weather awareness.
Lexington County Fire Service Participates in Sheriff’s Trunk or Treat Event
On Saturday October 27, members of the fire service helped out in the Halloween spirit by participating in the Sheriff’s department Trunk or Treat event held on Ball Park Road.
Arant Named Employee of the Third Quarter
Congratulations to Part Time Firefighter Randy Arant on being named Lexington County Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2012. Randy was recognized before County Council at the October 23rd Council meeting.
Firefighter Arant was recently assigned the task of cleaning up the training grounds and preparing it for an upcoming firefighter recruit school . Randy cleaned and organized the entire training ground facility enabling it to be used to its maximum potential unlike ever before. This allowed our recruit school to start with a clean and efficient training facility.
Firefighter Arant also volunteered to serve on a committee to revamp the Personnel Accountability System (PAS) for Fire Service. The PAS system is a critical tool used to track the location of personnel operating on emergency scenes, ensuring the safety of fellow firefighters. Arant assisted in the development of the policies and procedures surrounding the PAS system and authored a lesson plan and Power Point presentation to train all firefighters, making the implementation of the PAS system a true success.
Firefighter Arant has also recently began work on a lesson plan for the department’s upcoming Multi-Company Drills, which is required training for all career and volunteer personnel.
The hard work, positive attitude, and dedication of Firefighter Arant is a tremendous asset to Fire Service.
2012 Fire Service Awards Banquet
The County Scoop, August 2012, Excerpt: Fight for Air Climb
Firefighter Recruit School Graduation, August 3, 2012
The Lexington County Fire Service is proud to announce the graduation of the sixth class of its Firefighter Recruit School. The graduation was held at the Lexington Municipal Conference Center on August 3, 2012. Six graduating recruits with Lexington County and one recruit with City of Cayce were recognized... <MORE>
Excerpts from The County Scoop, June 2012