The City of Charleston Post-Incident Assessment and Enhancement Review Team was established to conduct an independent comprehensive review of the Charleston Fire Department and the overall state of fire protection services in the City of Charleston following the tragic Sofa Super Store fire that claimed the lives of nine Charleston firefighters.
The project was conducted in three phases, beginning with an organizational analysis of the Charleston Fire Department. This review was conducted before the detailed analysis of the Sofa Super Store incident was completed, so the City and the Fire Department could begin the process of implementing the first set of recommendations, while the incident analysis was being conducted.
A detailed analysis of the Sofa Super Store incident was the second phase of the project. The incident analysis took several months to complete and produced additional recommendations.
The third phase was conducted after the incident analysis was completed. The Charleston Fire Department developed a comprehensive strategic plan, which takes into account the recommendations from the first two phases.