Fire Suppression

The best method of fire suppression is fire prevention. In holding with this belief, the Fire Department places much emphasis on fire prevention in regards to engineering practice, code enforcement, and public fire education.

Department Standards and Ratings

The Mount Pleasant Fire Department currently has an ISO Class 2 rating.

A Standard of Cover has been established for the Department and Resolution R.12071 has been adopted by Town Council. The Resolution has established the benchmarks and baseline matrix for travel time in a suburban area as written in the 8th Edition of the Fire and Emergency Services Self-Assessment Manual published by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International ("CFAI")

Engine, Ladder and Service Company Functions

  • Search, Rescue, And Treatment
  • Stretch Supply Lines
  • Operation Of Nozzles
  • Pump Hose Lines
  • Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT)
  • Reach, Rescue, And Treatment
  • Ventilation
  • Perform Salvage
  • Forcible Entry
  • Raise Ladders
  • Provide Access/ Check Fire Extension
  • Utility Control
  • Provide Lighting
  • Operation Of Elevated Streams And Ladder Pipes
  • Perform Overhaul
  • Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT)
  • Support, Rehabilitation, And Accountability
  • Lighting, SCBA Refill, Spill Control
  • Investigations
  • Community Service Needs
  • Water Removal
  • General Duties Assigned By Command