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The Charleston Firefighters' Association - Local 61 has created this 'Recruit & Helpful Info' page in order to help make our new hires and current CFD Recruits transition to life in the Charleston City Fire Department and life in the Lowcountry as smooth and as easy as possible, as well as help our current members with useful information on firefighter/union-friendly businesses and services. 

For our new recruits, on average, about half of each CFD Recruit Class is made up of people who come from somewhere other than the Charleston/ Lowcountry-area, with many coming from out of state.  Local 61 realizes how challenging and stressful it can be to relocate to a new city, whether it's an individual moving or an entire family.  It's with this in mind, that Local 61 has developed this page, which contains information on the Charleston City Fire Department, as well as information about and services provided by the City of Charleston and surrounding communities, in order to help our newest brothers.

If you are a new hire/new recruit and you need help or have any questions feel free to contact us here, through the website.  Likewise, if you are a current CFD & Local 61 member and you know of a firefighter/union-friendly business or service, or you, yourself own or work for a business that you would like to advertise here on Local61.com, please let us know.  Click on the 'Contact Us' box on the upper left hand side of the website and send us an email with any questions, concerns or information you have, we will reply as quickly as we can (be sure to include your name, email address and if it's an emergency, your phone number).

This page will be updated frequently, so check back often!!! 

 

HELPFUL CHARLESTON-AREA PHONE NUMBERS & LINKS:

Some of the phone numbers and links included on this page are Animal Control, Citizen Help Desk, Trash Services, Charleston City Police (Non-Emergency), Parking Services, Storm Water Services, Department of Motor Vehicles, Post Office, Charleston County Tax Offices, Social Security, Voter Registration/ Board of Elections, Charleston Water System & more.

http://www.charlestoncity.info/shared/docs/0/frequentlycallednumbers.pdf

 

CITY OF CHARLESTON WEBSITE:

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/home/home.aspx

 

CHARLESTON CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE:

http://www.charleston-sc.gov/dept/?nid=11

 

CHARLESTON COUNTY WEBSITE:

http://www.charlestoncounty.org/

 

APARTMENT HOMES/ RENTALS:

 

UTILITIES (GAS & ELECTRIC):

 

http://www.sceg.com/en/residential-services/moving/

 

WATER SERVICE:

http://www.charlestonwater.com/custserv_establish_residence.htm

 

CABLE SERVICE:

Most of the City of Charleston is served by Comcast, but suburban and outlying areas, as well as some parts of the City of Charleston are served by Knology or Time Warner.

Comcast:

http://www.comcast.com/Movers/Move.cspx

Knology:

http://www.knology.com/index.cfm

Time Warner:

https://order.timewarnercable.com/Serviceability.aspx

 

AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS:

Berkeley County Schools:

http://www.berkeley.k12.sc.us/

Charleston County Schools:

http://www.ccsdschools.com/

Dorchester County Schools (District Two):

http://www.dorchester2.k12.sc.us/

 

HOSPITALS/ EMERGENCY ROOMS:

The link below contains all of the Charleston area's Emergency Hospitals, including: addresses, phone numbers, and directions. 

http://www.dreamcharleston.com/charleston-emergency-hospitals.html

(Note: MUSC is the only Level 1 Trauma Center and MUSC Children's Hospital is the only Children's Hospital in the Lowcountry/Charleston area.  Also, MUSC and Roper St. Francis Hospitals are the two largest hospital systems in the Lowcountry and are the two main hospital based ER's in the Charleston area.)

 

EMERGENCY & URGENT CARE FACILITIES:

Nason Medical Center (North Charleston & Mt. Pleasant):

http://nasonmedical.com/

Medcare Express (North Charleston & Mt. Pleasant):

http://medcare-express.com/

Doctors Care (Charleston - West, West Ashley, North Charleston, James Island, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville & Moncks Corner):

http://doctorscare.com/

Concentra (Charleston - South & North Charleston):

http://www.concentra.com/

Directions to Concentra:

http://maps.concentra.com/corporatev3/ListSearch.aspx

 

DOCTORS' OFFICES:

 

DENTISTS' OFFICES:

 

INSURANCE COMPANIES/ AGENTS:

 

ACCOUNTANTS/TAX SPECIALISTS:

Fountainhead Tax, LLC – Wayne Palkovitz (West Ashley):

 

http://www.fountainheadtax.com/

 

 

REAL ESTATE AGENTS:

 

MISCELLANEOUS SERVICES:

 

 

LOCAL TV NEWS CHANNELS:

Channel 2 - NBC News:

http://www2.counton2.com/

Channel 4 - ABC News:

http://www.abcnews4.com/

Channel 5 - CBS News:

http://www.live5news.com/

Channel 24 - FOX News:

http://foxcharleston.com/

 

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS:

The Post & Courier:

http://www.postandcourier.com/

Charleston City Paper:

http://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/

'West Of' Paper:

http://westof.net/

The Daniel Island News:

http://www.thedanielislandnews.com/artman2/publish/Top_Stories_69/index.php

The James Island Journal:

http://www.jamesislandjournal.com/

Johns Island News:

http://www.johnsislandnews.info/

 



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