Smoke Detector Blitz
SAFD kicked off Fire Prevention Month by hosting a Smoke Detector Blitz in the Ponderosa neighborhood on Saturday, October 7th. For a full press release, please click here.
As part of their routine tree trimming cycle to maintain public safety and electric system reliability, SCE&G will be pruning trees in parts of West Ashley and St. Andrews PSD territory this summer. Proper trimming minimizes the scale and duration of outages caused by storms and is generally undertaken every 5 years.
Work is beginning on the Charleston peninsula mid-May and will move to West Ashley from there, likely continuing through the summer. Lewis Tree Service will be conducting the tree trimming services. The map shows the PSD areas where trimming will occur this year. It will generally fall in the Dupont Station, Air Harbor, Geddes Hall, Marsh Oaks, Stono Park, Capri Isle, and Edgewater Park neighborhoods.
SCE&G and their contract tree trimming crews follow the American National Standard for Tree Care Operations (ANSI A300), developed and supported by arborists and other tree care experts. This method helps direct future growth away from power lines while leaving remaining limbs intact, resulting in healthier trees long-term since fewer cuts are used.
SCE&G customers in the trimming area will receive a postcard in the mail approximately two weeks before crews begin trimming there. Click here to view the map where trimming will take place.
If any of your neighbors have specific questions about trees on their property, please ask them to contact SCE&G’s customer service department at 1-800-251-7234. In addition, more information on tree trimming can be found at SCE&G’s website.
SAFD Welcomes Doug Montgomery as New Deputy Chief of Training & Special Operations
Newly selected Deputy Chief Doug Montgomery formerly served as Captain at SAFD since 2015. Montgomery, who is a 28-year fire service veteran, began his new role with SAFD on Monday, January 9, 2017. For the full press release, please click here.
St. Andrews PSD District Manager Christie Holderness has issued the State of the SAPSD. For the full version please click here.
Chief Charles Lamoreaux Appointed New Fire Chief of St. Andrews Fire Department
Chief Lamoreaux, Assistant Fire Chief of Training and Special Operations for St. Andrews Fire Department (SAFD), a division of St. Andrews PSD, has been appointed the 19th Fire Chief of SAFD. Lamoreaux, a 17-year Fire service veteran, assumed his new position at SAFD on September 23, 2016. Please click here to view the full press release.
ISO Class 1 Rating
We are proud to announce that St. Andrews Fire Department (SAFD) received a Class 1 Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating, putting them in the nation’s top 1%. For full press release, please click here.