About Lancaster County Fire Rescue

Lancaster County Fire Rescue is supported by Lancaster County Government. Our operations are driven by our volunteer firefighters. Their work is necessary for us to provide protection for the entire county. Volunteer fire departments are supported by career fire service personnel who organize training, maintain records, repair vehicles, report incidents to state and national boards, and manage the relationship between our county government and the Lancaster County Fire Commission.

All of our volunteer firefighters are trained to the very highest standards. Training is provided in both basic as well as specialized firefighting. Our firefighters respond to fire and medical emergencies, working with other first responders in Lancaster County. We also maintain state agreements for mutual aid response.

Our funding comes from the county but is supplemented by grants and fundraising efforts throughout the year. We appreciate the support that our communities give to each of our volunteer fire departments. This only helps to strengthen the bonds between our organizations and the people we serve.

The Lancaster County Council appoints 19 members to the county Fire Commission. Each commissioner represents the citizens of their district in discussions regarding planning, equipment, budgets, personnel, and other administrative tasks.

In all that we do, our staff and volunteers are here to serve the people of Lancaster County. We take our responsibilities very seriously and are proud to work with the best equipment available. We’re ready to answer the call whenever you need us.

Antioch Fire Department
Station 1
(All Volunteer)
3015 Taxahaw Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Joe Ormand, Jr.
Battalion Chief: Phillip Hall
Assistant Chief: Eric Flynn
Average Call Volume: 225-275 per year

Bell Town Fire Department
Station 2
(All Volunteer)
4600 Great Falls Hwy
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Tony Gainer
Assistant Chief: Howard Gainer
Assistant Chief: Darren Player
Average Call Volume: 125-175 per year

Buford Fire Department
Station 3
(All Volunteer)
1893 N. Rocky River Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: William Jack Morris
Assistant Chief: Perry Clanton
Average Call Volume:
150-200 per year

Camp Creek Fire Department
Station 4
(All Volunteer)
2386 Camp Creek Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Toby Roberts
Assistant Chief: Matt Baker
Average Call Volume:
175-225 per year

Charlotte Rd./Van Wyck
Fire Department
Station 5
(All Volunteer)
4455 Old Hickory Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: T. Craig Roof
Assistant Chief: Dennis Straight
Average Call Volume: 150-200 per year

Elgin Fire Department
Station 6
(All Volunteer)
114 Tram Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Bobby Hudson
Deputy Chief: Randy White
Assistant Chief: Brooks Faulkenberry
Average Call Volume: 225-275 per year

Flat Creek
Fire Department
Station 7
(All Volunteer)
7563 Flat Creek Road
Kershaw, SC 29067
Chief: Allen Napper
Assistant Chief: Britt Blackmon
Average Call Volume: 100-150 per year

Gooches Fire Department
Station 8
(All Volunteer)
1594 Grace Avenue
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Wayne Bryson
Assistant Chief: Randy Hardin
Average Call Volume:
500-550 per year

Heath Springs Fire Department
Station 9

(All Volunteer)
103 Duncan Street
Heath Springs, SC 29058
Chief: Patrick Helms
Assistant Chief: Jonathan Payne
Average Call Volume:
175-225 per year

Indian Land Fire Department
Station 10

(Combination Paid/Volunteer)
185 Six Mile Creek Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Tom Pickard
Assistant Chief: Steve Piotrowski
Average Call Volume:
575-625 per year

Kershaw Fire Department
Station 11

(Combination Paid/Volunteer)
110 S. Hampton Street
Kershaw, SC 29067
Chief: Doug Spinks
Deputy Chief: Morris Russell
Assistant Chief: Jeremy Sims
Average Call Volume: 400-450 per year

McDonald Green Fire Department Station 12
(All Volunteer)
2787 Lynwood Drive
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Butch Ghent
Assistant Chief: Clint Sowell
Average Call Volume:
300-350 per year

Pleasant Valley Fire Department
Station 14
(Combination Paid/Volunteer)
9370 Possum Hollow Road
Indian Land, SC 29707
Chief: Greg Nicholson
Assistant Chief: Stephen Blackwelder
Assistant Chief: Michael Kirkpatrick
Average Call Volume: 578-625 per year

Rich Hill Fire Department
Station 15
(All Volunteer)
3089 Rocky River Road
Heath Springs, SC 29058
Chief: Leonard Sims
Assistant Chief: Stacy Roberts
Average Call Volume:
125-178 per year

Riverside Fire Department
Station 16
(All Volunteer)
1875 Riverside Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Stephen Gardner
Assistant Chief: Adrian Caskey
Average Call Volume:
175-225 per year

Shiloh Zion Fire Department
Station 17
(All Volunteer)
703 Monroe Hwy
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Sam Plyler
Assistant Chief: Tom Lever
Average Call Volume:
125-175 per year

Tradesville Fire Department
Station 18

(All Volunteer)
2145 Old Camden Monroe Hwy
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Jason Laney
Assistant Chief: Marvin Catoe
Average Call Volume: 75-100 per year

Unity Fire Department
Station 19

(All Volunteer)
2495 Shiloh Unity Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
Chief: Jay Hayes
Assitant Chief: Richard Cauthen
Average Call Volume: 75-100 per year