Moncks Corner, SC – Members of the Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors met with Nickie Toomes of the United States Department of Agriculture to accept the loan for the new Cane Bay Fire Station which will be located at 1903 Cane Bay Blvd. This station will be named in honor of fallen Assistant Chief Jeff Worsham and will serve the headquarters station for the Whitesville Fire District. The agreement that was signed tonight secures funding up to three million dollars for the buildout of the new station.
Currently, there are residents of Cane Bay Plantation fall under the highest ISO rating due to the geographic distance from the nearest fire station, which in some locations results in a response time of ten to fifteen minutes. This new station will allow cost savings to the residents of Cane Bay Plantation through their fire insurance premiums. This new station will be equipped with an engine company, a ladder truck company, and an Advanced Life Support squad company that will initially be staffed with volunteer members.
After tonight’s signing, the department will begin the process of accepting bids for the constructing of the new station. A formal groundbreaking will also be scheduled in December to which the public and media will be invited to attend. The department hopes to have construction started in the first quarter of 2018. Construction is expected to take ten months to complete from beginning to end.