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Caromi Fire & Rescue

Posted: Monday, July 16, 2007 - 11:39:54 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2007 - 11:39:54 AM

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We are a small suburban volunteer department in Berkeley County, Ladson, South Carolina. We are Company 1 of 26 Fire Company's in our county. We have 30 members that provide service to approximately. 8,500 citizens living in just over 1500 homes and about 80 businesses. Our coverage area is over a radius of approx. 5 square miles which gives us around 550 calls per year. We also provide automatic aid to our neigboring departments; C&B, Pine Ridge, Goose Creek Rural, and Goose Creek City. We also assist the North Charleston City Fire Department on occasion along Highway 78 and Ladson Rd. At this time we currently have 5 units. We have two engines, one rescue pumper, one sqaud truck, and a command vehicle. In addition to Fire Fighting Services, we also have a First Responder program and we respond to assist Berkeley and Charleston County EMS systems. We have a fully equipped BLS first response truck that also includes a complete set of Jaws of Life (Holmatro). Our rescue pumper carries a complete set of Jaws of Life(Amkus) and a complete set of rescue Air Bags (high pressure and low pressure) to assist with stabilizing and lifting vehicles.
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