The fire station is now open and staffing for 24 hours. The Whitesville Fire Department Web Site has a link to a video proving information on the station. We are currently not accepting visitors due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The plans are to have a small opening when the Pandemic is over.

Fire Prevention Week is October 6th - 12th, 2019

WRVFD Fire Station at Cane Bay:

Construction Project Progress is being made on the construction of the much-needed fire station.


On March 22nd WRVFD closed on the loan for the Cane Bay Station construction project at the offices of Oxner & Stacy Law Firm LLC.


On March 28th they completed the pre-construction conference for the WRVFD Fire Station at Cane Bay construction project.


April 11 has been established as the date for start of construction by Mashburn Construction.


The date for the groundbreaking will be in mid-May. The specific date for groundbreaking will be set as soon as schedules are synchronized for USDA and Berkeley County, South Carolina state and federal officeholders who will participate in the groundbreaking.



Shirley B. Berardo

Anxious SC residents want a new firehouse, so they’re raising some of the money themselves.

By Thomas Novelly tnovelly@postandcourier.com 
March 25, 2019 



Thursday, Post & Courier article, “Mt. P. may add 39 new firefighters to keep up with town’s rapid growth” burned deep as we at Cane Bay Plantation wait approximately 11 years for our Firehouse at Cane Bay.  Whitesville Rural Volunteer Firehouse personnel give all to provide for us and this letter is by no means a negative regarding their efforts.  Chief Timothy Stephenson took the initiative to apply for a US Government Low-Interest Loan to build the Firehouse at Cane Bay which will house Fire Department, EMT, and Satellite Sheriff’s Station.  Permits and Construction company are in place and ready to build.  But the US government continues to delay releasing funds sending form after form which must pass through the approval cycle.  

One must consider how a “rural” area is still considered rural when permitted to build over 10 thousand homes without sufficient emergencies services which meet insurance standards.  High, Middle, and Elementary schools reside within the Plantation.  Does our local and US government consider the level of danger to the students and families?  What will be the government's defense after a tragedy?  


The Firehouse at Cane Bay Fundraising Committee continues raising funds through a myriad of programs for firemen’s uniforms, office equipment, and supplies:  Brick programs for a memorial garden and paths, dances, Chili Fest, Tea/Fashion Show/Action, Coupon Books are a few of the programs produced in a two year period, all outlined on firehouseatcanebay.org and produced with relatively few volunteers.  Sunday, March 24, 12 - 5 PM we are producing the Firehouse Fest on Cane Bay High School Athletic Fields.  The FEST has been a huge effort.  Our local and US governments need to apply such effort to bring the Firehouse at Cane Bay to fruition.  


Local government alert!   Fund building the Firehouse at Cane Bay for the immediate protection of Cane Bay Plantation and surrounding area residents.  When the US Government Low-Interest Loan is approved, you can be reimbursed by the residents.  Or perhaps, you may have already included us in your Berkeley County Firehouse Budget and we can notify the US Government their loan is longer needed.  Just an “out of the government box” thought.   


Shirley B. Berardo
101 Schooner Bend Avenue
Summerville, SC 29486
(843) 324-4926

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The first shipment of bricks has been received by the Whitesville Fire Department. They will be stored there until they are installed at the new Cane Bay Fire Station. Click here to order your brick and support the Cane Bay Fire Station.

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Summerville for their $ 1,000.00 Grant to the Firehouse Fest.

Sunday, March 24, 2019
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM,
Cane Bay High School Athletic Field


We are pleased to announce that the FIREHOUSE FEST will be held Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Cane Bay High School Athletic Fields.  


All Sponsors, Vendors and Special Activities will be included as initially planned.  The site MAP depicting the FIREHOUSE FEST participant’s location will remain the same.  As well, all requirements, e.g., bring your own chair and table.  Your paperwork is on file, so no need to resubmit.  You will be notified through our firehouseatcanebay.org website and E-blasts such at this.  


Those who have submitted a fee to participate, will not have a fee to participate in the FIREHOUSE FEST ON March 24, 2019.  New Sponsor, Vendors, will be charged a participation fee.  


Thank you all for being so positive and expressing your desire to participate again.  With the additional time now available, we look forward to enhancing the FIREHOUSE FEST with additional Special Activities for an even more exciting program for all ages! 


For 2018 Tax Exception Letter, please email Shirley Berardo, Firehouse at Cane Bay Fundraising Committee Chairperson at sberardo@homes.com.






To ensure a safer community environment through fundraising efforts, a Whitesville Headquarters Firehouse at Cane Bay which houses Fire and related auxiliary support entities within the Cane Bay Plantation, Summerville, SC.  To facilitate the purchase of quality uniforms, office furniture, fire equipment.





The Firehouse is vital to an individual, family and/or business.  It enhances economic development, encourages community growth and creates a sense of community among residents and business that are diverse in economic status, ethnicity, age and education.  By nurturing collaboration among Cane Bay Plantation residents, education and business groups, the Whitesville Firehouse at Cane Bay Fundraising Committee sees a future in which our community feels safer and therefore flourishes.


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