Southern Pines Fire & Rescue has been busy recently with drills and live burns while going on fire calls to keep the community safe.
Southern Pines Fire & Rescue along with Sandhills Community College Fire Academy students, and Aberdeen, Pinehurst, and Fort Bragg Fire Departments conducted a live training burn at 520 Ridge Street recently.
Southern Pines Fire & Rescue also participated in multi-company drills at the Larry R. Caddell Public Safety Training Center with Pinehurst and Aberdeen Fire Departments to work on their skill sets. The department announced, “The drills are an opportunity to improve the quality of decision making, situational awareness, and teamwork required during high-stress and rapidly changing situations firefighters face every day in emergency incidents.”
Southern Pines Fire & Rescue responds to around 1,700 calls for emergency assistance each year, according to the department. The department is responsible for fire suppression, fire code enforcement, public fire educations, and fire prevention. In addition, Southern Pines Fire & Rescue provides emergency medical care in conjunction with Moore County EMS.
The Fire Department has 26 paid full-time staff, seven part-time staff, and ten volunteer members.
Photos courtesy of Southern Pines Fire & Rescue
Southern Pines Fire & Rescue is located at 500 W Pennsylvania Avenue.