The town is working on the 5 year review of the comprehensive plan. Please submit your input via this survey.
The Town of Sullivan's Island Historic Resources Survey (PDF)- Presented by New South Associates, Inc.
The Sullivan's Island Fire Department holds the responsibility of providing fire protection and emergency first responder services to residents and visitors alike. It provides emergency first response to all areas of Sullivan’s Island and provides fire protection for the Fort Sumter National Park and associated structures.
In 2016, the Fire Department received the highest possible protection rating of Class 1, which is determined by the Insurance Service Office (ISO). The ISO is a nationally recognized entity that evaluates a community’s firefighting preparedness on a scale of 1 to 10. Many rural areas and small towns in Charleston County maintain a relatively low rating of Class 9 due to response times and general level of service. The Sullivan’s Island Fire Department has received the Class 1 by continually updating its firefighting equipment, water supply and distribution, maintaining trained personnel and through dedication to timely responses during emergency events.
The full-time Fire & Rescue staff is supported by 43 on-call volunteer fire fighters who are available for structure fires, as well as disaster recovery from emergency weather events. The Volunteers train on various fire-fighting and emergency response techniques twice per month. They get the majority of their funding through our annual fundraising event The Fish Fry. The Fish Fry draws thousands of people to the Fish Fry Shack located at 1459 Hennessy Street.
Please note, the Sullivan's Island Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad will NOT be holding our annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser until further notice.
The Fire Department maintains a boat landing at Station 9 and Osceola Avenue. Membership is sold to Sullivan's Island property owners and non-residents. Boat Landing Memberships are issued for 1 year start March 1st. You may purchase a membership at the Fire Department.