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The Cherokee County Fire Safety Team got it’s start from a group of Firefighters that went around to the schools teaching children about fire safety. In early 2000 a group of firefighters began what was then called The Clown Team. They used a Clown skit to teach kids about fire safety along with the use of a smoke house that was borrowed for another county to help teach children how to get out of a burning building. But the smoke house that was being used was an older house and was in need of some repair and also wasn’t able to teach about what to do in case of severe weather. So in early 2005 a couple of firemen started looking at trying to get a Fire Safety House for the Cherokee County. After talking with  the Cherokee County Fire Chiefs  about the idea  it was unanimously  voted on and approved to help out in an way they could. So with that the Cherokee County Fire Chiefs Association applied for their 501(c)(3) non-profit status. And the Clown Team changed it’s name to The Fire Safety Team and began applying for grants and raising money to purchase The Safety House. In 2006 the Safety Team learned that they had won a grant form The Timken Foundation to purchase a Safety House for county. In mid 2007 The Safety Team received The Safety House from Scotty. In late 2007 the Safety House was put into service. In the summer of 2008 The Safety Team received the donation of a 2002 Ford F250 to pull the Safety House with. With another donation from Carolina Collision the truck was repainted and put into service. Again with another donation from Woody’s Transmission Service the transmission was rebuilt to keep the truck and house moving.

Cherokee County Fire Safety Team

P. O. Box 788

Gaffney, SC 29342-0788

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