From The Desk of Chief Scott.....









                                                                 ***********ATTENTION*********
                 THE STATE FORESTRY HAS ISSUED A BURNING BAN FOR ALL OF YORK COUNTY
        PLEASE DO NOT THROW CIGARETTE BUTTS OUT OF A CAR WINDOW AND AVOID LIGHTING
        ANY CAMPFIRES, OUTDOOR FIREPLACES OR FIRE PITS. CONDITIONS ARE EXTREMELY DRY
        AND RAPID FIRE SPREAD IS POSSIBLE.  WE WILL ALERT OUR CITIZENS WHEN THIS BURNING       
        BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED.  THANK YOU FROM THE TEGA CAY FIRE DEPARTMENT
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    --The Open House has been cancelled for November 12th, 2016.  We will re-schedule.

    --We will be testing the Fire Hydrants in the City from 10/31/2016 up until Thanksgiving.  Please look out for our Firefighters as they perform this much needed duty.
     
    --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.


      -----------------------PLEASE REVIEW---------------------------
      --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.
           

 

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....