Goose Creek, SC – Today the City of Goose Creek Fire Department hosted a station dedication at their new Headquarters Station 1 inviting the public to the facility. In the formal ceremony that took place in the massive apparatus bay, a ceremonial ribbon was cut as members from the department and surrounding communities witnessed. Afterwards, tours were given for anyone wishing to see the amenities of the new firehouse. And for anyone wondering, there is no such shortage of those amenities. The station was designed and built with the future growth of the department in mind. There are is office space and bunk rooms for future positions, administration offices, and a large training room with miniature kitchen that is separated from the main station so classes can be hosted without interfering with the day to day operations of the station personnel. Firefighter fitness was also strongly considered in the implementation of the new layout with a full gym and a “wet” stairwell that allows charged hoselines to advanced for training, and exercise. The kitchen and day room offer on duty firefighters with many comforts including theater style seating arrangements. The attention to detail is noticed in this area with the department logo stitched on every chair.
Today was also a very special day to the City of Goose Creek Fire Department as a formal retirement ceremony was held for Firefighter Jim Morrell who gave twenty five years of dedicated service to the department. This retirement ceremony drew quite the crowd of many “old timers” who served with Jim during his career. Many memories and kind words were shared as the department sent Jim off to enjoy his retirement. Please join us as we wish Jim Morrell the very best as he begins a new chapter in his life.
Photo Credit: Colt Roy – SConFire.com Staff
Photos from Jim Morrell’s retirement