Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Fire, police crews on scene in Glendale II subdivision.
A cleanup of a suspected meth lab is underway Wednesday afternoon in a Mauldin neighborhood. Mauldin police and fire crews are on the scene at a house in the Glendale II subdivision off East Butler Road. The suspected meth lab is located in a home at the corner of North Golden Strip and Hickory Lane. North Golden Strip has been barricaded while crews donning protective gear clean up the toxic ingredients and byproducts associated with methamphetamine production. No other details are currently available. Check back with Patch for more details.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Phillip Brown, a veteran of the fire service, has written a children's coloring book to teach fire safety and also not to fear firefighters in all of their fire gear.
Mauldin Fire Captain Phillip Brown is making a difference in the lives of children one classroom at a time. Brown who has written a children's coloring book, "The Fire Chief King," uses the story to teach kids about fire safety and to not fear firefighters when they come to help. In a recent interview with The Greenville News, Brown said that children's first instinct is to hide during an emergency situation. Brown hopes to teach them to recognize that firefighters as people there to help. Brown has served Mauldin Fire Department for 25 years.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Property owners are urged to contact their insurance providers once the city Fire Department's improved ISO rating goes into effect June 1.
This week's news that the Mauldin Fire Department has earned a rare Class 2 ISO rating is more than just a feather in the department's cap, it should have real impacts on city property owners and business, too, city officials said. Insurance companies typically use rating classifications from the Insurance Service Office (ISO) when setting rates. Following a press conference to announce the rating upgrade, Fire Chief Russell Sapp and Mayor Dennis Raines urged all residential and commercial property owners to contact and alert their insurance companies of the upgrade when it officially goes into effect on June 1. "It's a great day in the city Mauldin anytime we can get together and make an announcement that benefits our citizens and our …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Improved rating will give city residents opportunity to enjoy decreased insurance premiums.
Mauldin Fire Chief Russell Sapp on Monday said the department has improved its ISO rating to Class 2, a designation that few fire departments in the state and nationwide attain and one that should help lower local homeowner's and business owner's insurance premiums. Only about 5 percent of fire departments in South Carolina achieve the Class 2 rating. Sapp told Patch that out of more than 600 fire departments in the state, only 33 have attained Class 2 status. The Insurance Service Office's (ISO) expert staff collects information about the quality of public fire protection in more than 44,000 fire districts across the United States. In each of those fire districts, ISO analyzes the relevant data and assigns a Public Protection …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Chick-fil-A will donate portion of sales today to help Gordon McDonald, a Mauldin Fire Department veteran known throughout the Golden Strip, as he battles back from stroke.
Gordon McDonald is a well-known and beloved figure in the Mauldin community and throughout the Golden Strip, having served for years with the Fire Department as an EMT and deputy Fire Marshal, and giving countless hours in area schools to teach children fire safety as a lecturer and puppeteer. After all his service, his family is now hoping the community can help McDonald in his time of need. McDonald, while on vacation in Mexico recently, suffered a massive stroke that has severely affected the right side of his body. Failure to receive adequate care in Mexico within the required timeframe for a stroke victim, McDonald's brain injuries only intensified, rendering his chances for full recovery bleak. To help defray medical, rehabilitative…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
No injuries in small blaze at Gleneagle Apartments Saturday afternoon.
The Mauldin Fire Department responded to a blaze late Saturday afternoon at Gleneagle Apartments off West Butler Road in Mauldin. The small fire produced a lot of smoke, but thankfully no injuries to the occupants. Two women were seen being treated at the scene for possible smoke inhalation, but were otherwise OK, a witness said. Apparently, the fire in Apt. 712 was caused from flammable materials that had been stored too close to the unit's gas water heater and ignited, said Gleneagle Community Manager Carol Campbell. Water heaters and gas-fired heating units are stored in small rooms located on each apartment's outside deck. The small fire also affected the apartment deck directly above and caused smoke to seep into a handful of …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Christened by local officials.
Though it has been open since Feb. 10, the new Mauldin Fire Station was made official with a ceremony that included numerous local officials on Thursday. The festivities were culminated by a ribbon cutting and luncheon. The station, whose address is 1821 Bethel Road, has been in the works since 1999, according to Mauldin Fire Chief Russell Sapp. The new facility, Mauldin's fourth fire station, sits in the shadow of I-385 and is home to six firefighters, two of whom will be on a shift at a time. Among the speakers were Mauldin City Administrator Trey Eubanks, Mayor Dennis Raines, city councill members Dale Black and Bob Cook and Greenville County Council Chairman Butch Kirven. The most poignant remarks came from Captain Phillip Brown who …
Photos from the new station.
It's not every day a new fire station opens, especially one as state of the art as the new facility on Bethel Road. Officials celebrated the grand opening of Mauldin's fourth fire station with a ribbon cutting, dedication, tour and luncheon. The accompanying photo gallery gives readers a hint of the new digs and its amenities.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
New station close to being ready for use
On Tuesday morning construction crews poured (and smoothed) the concrete for the driveway around the new fire station off of Bethel Road.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Firefighters teach visiting schoolchildren about fire safety
On Monday the Mauldin Fire Department welcomed students from schools throughout the area to teach them about fire safety and have a little fun while doing so. The kids got a tour of several vehicles and also had some treats delivered to them — via a fire ladder about 30 feet in the air. With rain expected for most of the day today, Chief Russell Sapp said there was a possibility that scheduled visits will be moved back to Wednesday. Call the station for more information at 864-288-5094.