The Cayce Fire Department is an all-paid department comprised of 24 full-time employees. Originally established in 1936, the Department has grown from volunteers to paid staff. In the early 1980s, the Cayce Fire Department was integrated with the police department to form the Cayce Department of Public Safety. This allowed for Firefighters and Police Officers to have dual training in police and fire operations. In January of 2022, the police and fire departments split back into two separate agencies. For the first time since the early 1980s the fire department has its first Fire Chief and rank structure to follow. The Fire Chief oversees the entire department and is responsible for the management of personnel and financials; he is also the Fire Marshal for the City. The Assistant Fire Chief oversees the operations of the department. Under the Assistant Fire Chief there are three Battalion Chiefs. These Battalion Chiefs oversee day to day operations, training, and some administrative duties. Under Battalions, there is a Captain assigned to each shift who functions as a company level supervisor and fills in for the Battalion Chief when absent. Along with the Battalion Chief and Captain there are five additional Firefighters on each shift. This brings a total of seven personnel per shift who provide 24-hour coverage for the citizens and visitors of Cayce. The Fire Division responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service, as well as providing building fire and life safety inspections.
The Fire Department has an ISO rating of Class 2. The Class 2 ISO rating entitles residential and commercial property owners to savings on their fire property insurance premiums. Check with your insurance company to see what your specific savings are.
The Cayce Fire Department offers several special programs to assist the community.
– Blue address signs
– Child safety seat inspections (drop by between 8am-5pm daily)
– Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Request
– CPR/First Aid classes
– Fire extinguisher training
– Public Education events