Another substation needed for Tega Cay
On Wednesday, July 30, I received a call from my daughter-in-law stating that there was a strong smell of what she thought was gas. I instructed her grab my two granddaughters and immediately leave the house. I contacted the TCVFD as I was responding to the scene from my home.
The two fire departments, Tega Cay Volunteer Fire Department and River View Volunteer Fire Department, responded shortly after I arrived and immediately started their assessment. Upon completing their inspection it was determined by TCVFD that an A/C blower motor in the attic had burned out causing the smell and debilitating acrid smoke inside the home. My daughter-in-law and two children were examined by the paramedics and released at the scene.
I wanted to thank both departments for their quick response and professional demeanor throughout the incident. It is comforting to know that in an emergency a resident can feel confident that their calls for assistance will be answered swiftly. Tega Cay has been growing exponentially, year after year. The new developments are several miles away from the current firehouse.
It is my belief that with the continued expansion of homes in outlying areas a sub-station should be built to cut response time while insuring the safety of both life and property.