Notices

Drug Disposal Site; Municipal Complex

The Hanahan Police Department has partnered with the Ernest E.  Kennedy Center to become an official drug disposal site for old and unused medication. Through a grant, the Ernest E. Kennedy Center has donated a drug drop box to the police department and it has been installed at the main entrance to our Municipal Complex. If any of our citizens have any old or unused medication and are looking for a safe and discreet way of disposing of the medication, we encourage everyone to use this drug drop box.

Utilizing this box instead of simply flushing medication down the toilet or throwing it in the trash will help protect our environment. Disposing of old or unused medication in the drop box will help ensure it does not fall into the wrong hands. This is a secure drop box that only the police department has access to and once medication has been dropped in the box, the police department will remove it and ensure the contents are destroyed.

Roundabout Safety

This morning at approximately 2:20am, the Hanahan Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a vehicle striking the media, jumping over it and hitting the dirt pile on the other side.  The caller told our dispatch center the airbags had been deployed.

While there were no serious injuries sustained during this incident, we wanted to encourage citizens to take your time and learn the new roadway.  Foster Creek Road is no longer a 45mph zone in that area and you must slow down before attempting to navigate through the roundabout.

It is critical for motorists to first and foremost, obey the posted speed limit and be aware of your surroundings. The roundabout on Foster Creek Road is currently designated as a construction area and a temporary speed limit of 35 MPH is in effect for this area of Foster Creek Road; go the speed limit. The orange barrels are in place for two reasons; the first reason is to let motorists know they are in a construction zone and to use caution by reducing your speed and being aware of your surroundings. The second reason for the barrels is to ensure the safety of the workers who are working on the road and the roundabout. Obeying your speed limit, driving with due regard, and always being aware of your surroundings will go a long way in ensuring your safety no matter where you are driving.

Chief Dennis Turner
Hanahan Police Department

 

The construction phase will be over within a month and a half.  Once the traffic cones and barrels have been removed from the roadway, it will be a lot easier to navigate.

Everyone needs to use caution for the NEW intersection. The vehicles need to yield and use their turn signals as they are exiting the roundabout. Please be safe!

Chief Bo Bowers
Hanahan Fire Department

The Hanahan Fire Department has created a quick video tutorial for those that have never used or experienced a roundabout.

For more information you may contact the Hanahan Police Department at 843.747.5711 or the Hanahan Fire Department at 843.554.4221 EXT. 2003

Safety Recall: Kiddie Smoke Alarms

Fire safety product maker Kidde is recalling nearly 500,000 smoke alarms that could be faulty.

The company issued a recall for about 452,000 alarms in the U.S. and 40,000 in Canada after discovering that a yellow cap potentially left on during production could cover a sensor and prevent it from detecting smoke.

Kidde said it had identified one report of a yellow cap on an alarm before it was installed in the buyer’s home. The company said it was not aware of any incidents or injuries connected to the defect.

The recall affects the Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarm models PI2010 and PI9010. If the date code printed on the back of the alarm falls between Sept. 10, 2016, and Oct. 13, 2017, the model is affected.

“Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap,” Kidde warned in an alert through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

But the company warned consumers not to take apart the alarm, open the casing or remove the yellow cap.

“If a yellow cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm,” the company said. “They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm.”

Kidde said that if there’s no yellow cap, “consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.”

The device was sold in stores throughout the country, including Walmart, Home Depot and Menards, as well as online through Amazon.com and other sellers.

-Article from USA Today / original article

Donation from Walmart helps Hanahan Resident

Thanks to a donation from Walmart, Chief Bowers and Assitant Chief Bargeron; today Tower 2701’s crew installed a device to aid a local resident who has mobility issues.  With this device, the resident is able to get in and out of the recliner without assistance.

Daylight Savings Time & Smoke Detectors 2018

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.

Fire Department Training on Dennis Drive

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
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