Society of Fire Protection Engineers 
Central Savannah River Area Chapter

Christ Central’s Hope & Trinity Centers in Graniteville, SC

07 Dec 2013 2:12 PM | Jason Butler (Administrator)

CSRA SFPE members reached out to the community to assist in the restoration and renovation of Christ Central's Hope and Trinity Centers in Graniteville, SC. These buildings were two of many affected by the 2005 Norfolk Southern train wreck which resulted in the release of 60 tons of chlorine gas and caused 9 deaths, 250+ injuries, and extensive damage to nearby buildings. Volunteers Jason Butler, Eric Johnson, Mark Legrand, and Gene Roe worked to provide code analysis, install emergency lights, exit signs, electrical feeds, smoke detectors, and improve drainage around the buildings. The Hope and Trinity Centers will be used for community outreach programs such as free advanced culinary training, a free GED program, a medical clinic, daycare, etc. While much progress has been made, there is still plenty of work to be done. Contact Eric Johnson if you are interested in helping. 

(Pictured: Jason Butler and Eric Johnson taking a quick break while installing conduit)

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