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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West Florence Engine 221 and Rescue 223 currently on the scene of a three car collision on interstate 95 at the 164 southbound interchange. ... See MoreSee Less

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At 0657 hours the West Florence Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of West Palmetto and Twin Church Road for a reported to vehicle collision. One Engine and one Rescue truck responded along with 10 firefighters to find a two car collision with one person trapped. West Florence firefighters used the "jaw of life" and were able to remove the patient with in 10 minutes of arriving on scene. One patient was transport by Florence county EMS to an area hospital and the SCHP is on scene investigating the cause of the collision. Units should be clearing in about 10-15 minutes ... See MoreSee Less

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1:02PM the West Florence fire department responded to Tennyson Drive in the Vintage Place subdivision for a reported structure fire. 20 West Florence firefighters along with two engines, two tanker trucks, one rescue truck and one ladder truck responded to find a two-story residence with smoke showing on arrival. Firefighters found a fire in the kitchen and ensured that the fire was fully extinguished. Damage was limited to the stove and cabinet area with some smoke damage in areas adjacent to the kitchen. The residence was cleared of smoke and there were no injuries reported as a result of this incident. An active smoke detector and fire alarm system were essential in the discovery of this fire and alerting the West Florence fire department.

The future West Florence fire department station number four located on the Hoffmeyer Road will service the vintage Place subdivision with both fire and medical first response once it opens later this summer. This station will be fully staffed with career firefighters 24 hours a day seven days a week and will be supplemented by West Florence's volunteer firefighter force and the other on-duty career firefighters.
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