Officer Promotions

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On February 2nd 2016 the West Florence Fire Department promoted four members to Officers positions. These members were promoted based on their training and experience in the fire service and the completion of a in-depth testing process. The testing process consisted of a written exam, a practical exercise, board interview and finial a Chief’s interview. Members must have also completed several classes through the South Carolina Fire Academy and served with the West Florence Fire Department for a period of no less then two years. Officers with the West Florence Fire Department will supervise a station and are assigned essential job duties that are vital to the operation of the agency.
The members promoted were:
IMG_0798Kevin Raines was promoted to Captain. Captain Raines has been with the WFFD since 2007 and is currently a full time Firefighter with City of Florence Fire Department and possesses advanced training in rescue operations and Firefighter II certified.

 

 

IMG_0796Michael Doss was promoted to Captain. Captain Doss has been with the WFFD since2007 and is currently a full time firefighter with the City of Sumter Fire Department assigned to a ladder company. Captain Doss is Firefighter II certified and is a Hazardous Materials Technician.

 

IMG_0800Michael Bunch was promoted to Lieutenant. Lieutenant Bunch is a graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College and has been with the WFFD since 2009. Lt. Bunch is Firefighter II certified and leads the WFFD’s water rescue program.
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Christopher Osterman was promoted to Lieutenant. Lieutenant Osterman has been with the WFFD since 2014 and is Firefighter II certified. Lieutenant Osterman has excelled in all aspects of firefighting and is currently leading the WFFD Junior Firefighter program.
All officers at the WFFD must complete advanced training through the South Carolina Fire Academy and must re-certify their firefighter qualifications annually, along with their fire department membership requirements.

Live-in Opportunities Available!

** Live-in Opportunities Available **

We are in the process of increasing our Live-in Program and have current vacancies, if anyone is interested. This will be a opportunity to get the experience of a lifetime.

Amenities include: Cable TV, Wireless Internet, Full Kitchen, Washer and Dryer and Lots of Calls (busiest in the county). Please check us out at:
www.westflorencefd.com
and visit the site and year in videos. You will also be able to print out an application from the web site. There is a Technical College (Florence Technical College) in our district and a University College (Francis Marion University), about 15 miles from our district.

Candidate process:

18 years old, high school diploma or GED, completion of application, ten year driving record, application and back-ground check and membership vote of acceptance.

Training required:

Firefighter 1 and/or Pro Board Firefighter (a must)

First Aid and CPR (preferred or will be able to get the training)

Auto Extrication (preferred or will be able to get the training)

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The WFFD had a busy day today starting with a residential structure fire that was endangering another home. Shortly thereafter firefighters responded to the GE facility for a reported bomb threat, with a device that was ultimately determined to be benign in nature. Firefighters then responded back to Sumter Street for a gas leak and re-kindle. This afternoon firefighters responded to Hyde Circle for a large controlled burn that was determined to be unlawful, while simultaneously responding to a two car motor vehicle collision with injuries by Forest Lake. The days not over yet as members will be at Station 1 tonight conducting weekly training.

Stay safe and stay warm.

--WFFD.
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