This work will start at 8:00pm and will continue until completed or 5:00am, whichever come first. Charleston Water Systems have installed valves to eliminate the need for homeowners to be without water. This work should not affect any water sources in the area.
A message from the Hanahan Fire Department in regards to Daylight Savings Time
Message from the Fire Department on Daylight Savings Time: You will want to ensure that you are changing your smoke detector batteries to ensure that you have a properly working smoke detector. 71% of malfunctioning smoke detectors due so because of battery related issues. This is why we urge you to check your batteries and change them twice a year during daylight savings time. If you have any questions or issues with your smoke detectors please contact the Hanahan Fire Department.
Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, March 11th 2018 at 2:00am.
Personnel from Joint Base Charleston and the Air Force Wildland Fire Branch will conduct a prescribed fire today, Friday March 9th 2018, in the Weapon Stations’s Eastside Ordnance Area, Burn Unit ER-07. Forecast wind is predicted out of the WNW.
The burn will start at approximately 10:30am and will continue until approximately 7:00pm.
The burn may effect visibility on North Rhrett (Henry Brown Blvd.). Please drive cautious until the burn is completed.
This week the Fire Department (Shifts A, B & C) were able to conduct live training on a vacant house on Dennis Drive. The Fire Department was able to train in the following areas:
- Search and Rescue
- RIT ( Rapid Intervention Team)
- Hose Deployments
- Roof Operations
The Hanahan Recreation & Parks Department is excited to announce the newest addition to our many facilities. We now have added a small playground between fields 5 and 6 located at the Hanahan Recreation Complex (Bettis Boat Landing Road).
The two section added are designed for ages 2-12 with one piece designed by ages 2-5 and the other piece ages 5-12.
This playground was funded by the Parks and Recreation Development Fund (PARD grant).
For more information on our other facilities, visit our facility page here.
Congratulations to K-9 Maverick and his partner, Officer Dustin Allgood, on successfully completing their basic K-9 training this week. K-9 Maverick was certified this week by the North American Police Work Dog Association and is on patrol.
In regards to K-9 Bear, he is almost fully recovered from his recent injury and should be certified in the next couple of weeks.
I also want to congratulate the high school’s B-Team baseball team on tonight’s victory and don’t be alarmed if you see a lot of Officer Allgood and K-9 Maverick at the baseball games. Officer Allgood volunteers his personal time at the high school by serving as one of the B-Team’s coaches.
I want to thank Sergeant Jay Christmas of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office for overseeing K-9 Maverick and K-9 Bear’s basic training. The police department appreciates all of your time and effort that has been spent over the past few months helping us improve the services our K-9 Unit provides to our citizens.
Chief Dennis Turner
The Hanahan Police Department is currently seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a subject that was caught attempting to enter locked motor vehicles in the area of Murray Drive.
The subject is an older white male with a goatee wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans with a baseball cap.
If you have any information or can identify the suspect, please contact the Hanahan Police Department at (843) 747-5711.
Protecting Yourself from Mosquitoes
The Building and Codes Department wants to remind all our residents important information regarding mosquitoes as Spring will be here soon.
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Areas
Mosquitoes breed in standing water. So, the first most important step in controlling them is to find all the places where water can accumulate on your property. You can help reduce the mosquito population around your home since some mosquitoes, such as the Asian tiger mosquito or the Southern house mosquito, typically fly only a few hundred feet from their breeding areas.
Get rid of and prevent standing water:
- Get rid of places where adult mosquitoes can find cool, dark, and damp areas to rest by mowing the lawn, trimming shrubbery, and cutting down weeds and vines, such as ivy, in the yard and next to the house.
- Clear out weeds, leaves, dirt, and other debris from pipes, especially those under a driveway. Make sure that water does not stand inside or near the ends of the pipe.
- Clean out rain gutters and downspouts regularly. Clogged gutters are one of the most overlooked breeding sites for mosquitoes around homes.
- Empty and turn over containers that hold water such as cans, jars, drums, bottles, flower pots, buckets, children’s toys, wheel barrows, old appliances, plastic sheeting or tarps used to cover objects like grills or swimming pools, etc.
- Drain or fill any low places, such as potholes, on your property where water collects and stands for more than 5 to 7 days.
The Hanahan Police Department wants to thank A.T.P. Gun Shop and their staff for donating a bullet proof vest to our K9 Unit. Just like our two-legged officers, our four-legged officers are also issued body armor to protect them. This vest has been issued to K9 Maverick and he took a few minutes out of his training today at the City of Hanahan Amphitheater to model his new body armor. Once again, thank you to A.T.P. Gun Shop for your generous donation to our K9 Unit.
Chief Dennis Turner