Friday, August 14, 2020

Public Education:

In order to accomplish the mission of protecting personal property and saving lives, HCFR has a dedicated public education program in place, led by Kathy Rowell, public education specialist.  The purpose of this team is to give community residents, of all ages, the necessary tools they need in helping them make safe choices.  In 2010, the public education team touched more than 33,000 Horry County residents while conducting 700 educational programs.

HCFR partners with several groups and agencies throughout the county.  Wal-Mart, Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, DHEC, Waccamaw Center for Mental Health, Horry County Council on Aging, Horry County School District, private schools, churches and businesses are among those that request programs and provide referrals.


Fire Safety

·         Preschool - High School

·         Adult


Emergency and Fire Management Services

·      Two year career major for high school juniors and seniors

·      Currently offered at the Academy for Technology and Academics


Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program

·      Designed to educate children who have set and/or experimented with fire

·       Educate children who have an extreme curiosity about fire


Drinking, Driving and Dying:

·         Alcohol awareness program for middle, high school and college-aged students


Smoke Alarm Installation Program:

·         Free program for Horry County residents

·         Provide assistance for battery replacement

·         Provide smoke detectors to those who cannot afford them

·         Hearing impaired smoke detectors are available


Car Seat Safety Checks

Home Safety Check

Fire Extinguisher Training



Contact Information

For more information on educational programs or to have HCFR come to your event, contact:

Kathy Nieuwenhuis, M.Ed.
Public Education Specialist
Horry County Fire Rescue

    2560 North Main St, Suite 1
    Conway, SC  29526

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