The Cayce Fire Department is actually an integrated division within the Cayce Department of Public Safety.
The "Fire Division" contains 12 full-time employees: A fire marshal, a fire department supervisor, an assistant supervisor, three engineers and three firefighters.
Forty Public Safety Officers support the Fire Divisions emergency operations.
The Blue Sign Program
Time is the enemy. The blue sign program helps emergency personnel quickly and easily identify your house when responding to emergencies
All emergency responders know that it is important to locate emergencies as soon as possible. However, many residents have failed to clearly mark their residence, which severely hinders responders’ efforts to give aid. The Cayce Fire Department participates in the Interstate Blue Address Sign Program
to help EMS, Fire and Police locate your residence quicker during an emergency.
Whether you participate in the Blue Sign Program or not, PLEASE, clearly mark your residence with the correct address.
Blue Sign Prices as follows:
Blue Sign (metal plate w/ numbers only) $15.00
Blue Sign attached to a treated 2”x4” $18.00
Blue Sign attached to a treated 2”x4” (INSTALLED) * $20.00
Blue Sign attached to a treated 4”x4” post $20.00
Blue Sign attached to a treated 4”x4” (INSTALLED) * $25.00
* Please note that installation usually requires a 24-48 hour wait period for Palmetto Utility Protection services to mark the proposed installation area for all utility lines which may be present.
Smoke Detector information
Smoke Detector Basic Rules:
1) Install at least one smoke detector on each floor of your house.
2) Test it once a month. Just push the button.
3) Clean it periodically. Dust may collect on the detector.
4) Change the battery at least once a year, preferably twice a year at the daylight savings time transitions.
-Smoke alarms are normally installed on the ceiling or high on a wall with the top of the alarm no closer than 4 inches or farther than 12 inches from the ceiling. Alarms should be no closer than 3 feet from air vents or returns that may prevent the smoke from reaching the alarm. Also, avoid placing detectors near doorways.
-Avoid placing detectors in kitchens or bathrooms to prevent excessive false activation by normal smoke from cooking or steam from showers. This will also reduce the temptation to remove detector batteries due to the alarm activation causing a nuisance. An estimated 20% of U.S. homes have smoke alarms present with dead or missing batteries.
-Place at least one detector on each floor near sleeping areas. In a one story house with sleeping areas on both ends of the house, two detectors should be installed.
-The ultimate test for smoke alarms is their ability to wake you when you are asleep. You may need to install additional alarms or specialized alarms. There are alarms that allow a parent to record their voice to assist in waking children, i.e., “Johnny, wake up there is a fire”. There are also detectors for the hearing impaired that use bright, flashing lights or vibrating signals.
Smoke detectors typically have a 10-year life span and should be replaced periodically.