From The Desk of Chief Scott.....

    --We would like all Citizens to join us at the Memorial Gardens on September the 11th.  We will be having a special ceremony honoring the victims of 9/11.  Bag Pipes, Honor Guard and Fire Trucks will be on hand to honor our Nation's heroes.  Please join us at 9am.

    --We have noticed that there seems to be some confusion as what to do with your vehicle when an Emergency vehicle is approaching you or coming up behind you.  The easiest thing to do is to slow down and pull over to the RIGHT SAFELY.  Not to the left or in the center lane, to the RIGHT.  Please do not come to a dead stop, especially without checking your side view and rear view mirrors.  Try not to pull into the middle lane.  Emergency vehicles use this as a 'bail out lane' in the case of the need for a quick defensive action.  When in doubt, slow down, check your mirrors and pull to the right as SAFELY as possible.  This includes when you are meeting and emergency vehicle as well.
     
    --I would like to thank my Employees for a job well done in their assistance to Flint Hill Fire Department and to the Fort Mill Fire Department.  Our City of Tega Cay Firefighters assisted each Department with a structure fire in their respective districts, here in the last 10 days.  With the hot and humid weather conditions, my guys did a great got in providing mutual aid to the Flint Hill and Fort Mill Fire Departments and helping them achieve a quick knockdown with no sustained injuries.  Thank you guys for all that you do.

     --There has been some confusion about outdoor burning in the City Limits.  Here is the city of Tega Cay ordinances regarding outdoor burning in the City Limits:
    • Sec. 26-35. - Burning regulations.

    Acts prohibited. It shall be unlawful to ignite or burn any trash, grass, brush, leaves, or combustible materials, or causing to be burned including, containerized burning for purposes of heat for construction workers, within the corporate limits of the city. However, a permit obtained from the fire chief serving the city, for a controlled, contained and observable burning, characteristic of a recreation, service organization, or municipal use is allowed. This section does not apply to residential property where a fire for individual pleasure is contained in an outdoor fireplace, fire bowl, fire pit, or chimnea. *

    • Sec. 34-46. - Burning.

    It shall be unlawful to ignite or burn any trash, grass, brush, leaves, or combustible materials, or causing to be burned including, containerized burning for purposes of heat for construction workers, within the corporate limits of the city. However, a permit obtained from the fire chief serving the city, for a controlled, contained and observable burning, characteristic of a recreation, service organization, or municipal use is allowed. This section does not apply to residential property where a fire for individual pleasure is contained in an outdoor fireplace, fire bowl, fire pit, or chimnea.
     
    I hope this clears everything up for our Citizens!

    --For any questions regarding the use of fireworks in the City of Tega Cay, please refer to the City Regulation listed 
      
    --  Have you checked the dates on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors? (detectors are good for 8 to 10 years) Did you change the batteries on all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

     --Now that school is out, it's a good time to go over your safety escape routes or drills at home with the family.
    Don't forget to practice your E.D.I.T.H (Exit Drills In The Home) drills.
     
    --Don't forget to check your homeowners insurance policies for the update to our I.S.O.  We are now a 2.  We were previously a 3 and the new rating went into effect in December 2015.
            

 

Check back all during the month as Chief Scott will update the citizens of Tega Cay on the current events at the Tega Cay Fire Department as they happen....