GMFD sets Fire Prevention Month Open House Oct. 25

Published 10:43 pm Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Glassy Mountain Fire Department is hosting a fun-filled Fire Prevention Month Open House on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at their Headquarters at 2015 Hwy. 11, Landrum, S.C.

An abundance of activities and events are planned for all ages including the MedTrans helicopter and crew, fire station apparatus tours and fire prevention trailer demonstrations, a bouncy house and other surprises for kids along with hot dogs – all free.

The Blood Connection will hold a blood drive and the Greenville County Emergency Medical Services professionals will provide in-home CPR training for the whole family.

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The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area was established in 1987 for the purpose of organizing a volunteer fire department to provide fire/safety protection and a first response emergency unit within the community.  The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area covers nearly 56 square miles with a population of 7,500 residents in the area known as The Dark Corner in northern Greenville County which stretches from the east at the Spartanburg County line on Highway 14 to the west of Highway 25 and begins in the south near Highway 414 to the North Carolina state line.  The District operates five fire stations–Glassy Mountain (Headquarters), Beaver Dam, Oak Grove, Dividing Water and Cliffs with approximately 40 volunteer firefighters and first responders.


— article submitted
by Sharyn Arnold