South Carolina: Chief Says Spartanburg County’s fire service needs severely outdated

  • Source: Spartanburg Herald Journal
  • Published: 12/26/2019 12:00 AM

Spartanburg County’s fire service needs have failed to keep up with the growth of more than 50,000 residents over the past 20 years, the county’s leading fire official says. That’s primarily because the county’s master fire service plan has not been updated in more than 20 years, according to Barry Frost. “All departments respond to fires, but there is a huge difference in the other services provided,” Frost said. “There are inconsistent levels of service across the county with the rural areas being hit the hardest.” Frost is the fire chief in Duncan and chairman of the county’s Fire Prevention and Protection Advisory Committee. Frost told county council his committee is trying to correct years of neglect when it comes to coordinating fire service needs.


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