The Rock Hill Fire Department Fire Training Center on Ogden Road has made GREAT progress, the new Burn Building will be completed April 2017 and bids have just been awarded January 2017 for the new Drill Tower.
In December of 2015 Rock Hill Fire Department was awarded a Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating of CLASS #1 this is a increase from the previous Class #3. This took effect in February 2016.
Rock Hill Fire Department in 2015 took delivery of 2 ladder trucks. The 2 SMEAL trucks will include 1 straight ladder and 1 platform device.
The Fire department provides the following specialized services:
Emergency Medical Services
High Level Rescue
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Aircraft Rescue Firefighting
The Department utilizes the most advanced technology to save lives and protect the property of our citizens and visitors. Currently, we have 8 engines, 2 ladders, a brush unit, tanker, specialized hazardous materials response vehicle and trailer, specialized technical rescue trailer, foam tanker, Fire Safety Smoke house, and a specialized fire investigation trailer and two swift water rescue boats. All fire apparatus are equipped with 12 lead cardiac monitors and several apparatus are equipped with thermal imaging cameras for search and rescue. The department has fire mobile computing ability to enhance real-time access to information and communication to firefighters in the field. Each fire apparatus is equipped with Panasonic Toughbooks and GPS. Vital data such as building pre-plans, diagrams, and chemical hazards can be accessed enroute to an emergency.