Rural Fire Service

Location: 598 Saluda St.
Mailing Address: 598 Saluda St., Chester, SC 29706
Hours: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Emergency: 911
Phone: (803) 581-1441 or (803) 581-4806
Fax: (803) 581-9823

Fire Coordinator:
Beth Hunter – bhunter@chestercounty.org
Deputy Fire Coordinator:
Ben Thomson - bthomson@chestercounty.org


Guidelines set for County Fire Service and rural departments by the Chester County Rural Fire Commission.

Responsibilities and Services

Coordinates plans and insures that volunteer fire chiefs and firefighters are trained properly in firefighting techniques and in use of equipment and are able to respond to fire emergencies and other fire related situations. Keep records of rural fire department calls, training, major equipment inventory and trucks. Has available an extensive library of fire related materials and code books for classroom and on site training. Conducts fire investigations, fire inspections, fire prevention plan reviews and complaint investigations in Chester County except in the Chester City Fire District.


Training Center

The Chester County Emergency Services Training center is located at 988-A McCandless Rd.  The center provides a facility that can be used by all emergency agencies for classroom activities and for fire service personnel to receive live fire training.  The facility includes a 3 story class A burn tower, hazmat and rescue props.


Fire Departments

For all emergency fire situations, please dial "911"
For forest fire notification, please dial 1-800-688-3823

  1. Fort Lawn - 5671 Pleasant Ave, Fort Lawn, SC 29714 - (803) 872-4830
  2. Great Falls - 506 Chester Ave. Great Falls, SC 29055 - (803) 482-2122
  3. Lando - 3795 Lando Rd. Lando, SC 29724 - (803) 789-3360
    Killian Rd Station - 2022 Killian Rd. Edgemoor, SC 29712
    Edgemoor Station - 4487 Edgeland Rd., Edgemoor, SC 29712
  4. Leeds - 3441 West End Rd. Carlisle, SC 29031 - (803) 385-3756
  5. Lewis - 1998 Saluda Rd.Chester, SC 29706 - (803) 581-6134
  6. North Chester - 2428 Old York Rd. Chester, SC 29706 - (803) 385-6621
  7. Richburg - 225 North Main St. Richburg, SC 29729 - (803) 789-3636
  8. Rossville - 3686 Mt. Gap Rd. Richburg, SC 29729 - (803) 482-2000
    (Sub-Station) - 2774 Mt. Gap Rd., Richburg, SC 29729
  9. South Chester - 2252 Columbia Rd. Blackstock, SC 29014
    (Sub-Station) Pleasant Grove Rd. Chester, SC 29706 - (803) 581-0053
  10. West Chester - 1690 Pinckney Rd, Chester, SC 29706 - (803) 581-5391
  11. Cross Roads - 4711 Cabel Rd., Sharon, SC 29742 - (864) 545-6671

Persons interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter or helping with fund raisers for local departments, please contact your local department listed above or call the fire service office at (803) 581-1441 for further information.

OTHER IMPORTANT FIRE RELATED NUMBERS:

Chester County Yard Debris Burning Notification Phone: 1-800-986-3595
South Carolina Fire Academy (803) 896-9800
South Carolina State Firemen's Assocation (800) 277-2732
SCFA Region-2 Office (Rock Hill) (803) 329-3951
South Carolina Forestry Commission (803) 896-8800 
SCFA Class Cancellation Hotline (803) 896-9804


Important Dates for Public Awareness

National Fire Prevention Week - end week in October
Chester Co. Rural Fire Commission Meeting - 4th Monday each month - 7:00 pm - Location: 598 Saluda Rd., Chester, SC 29706
Chester Co. Fire Chiefs Association Meeting - 1st Thursday each month - 7:00 pm (Call 803-581-1441 for meeting location)


Forms

Annual Hose Test Record
Annual Vehicle Maintenance
Equipment Purchase Request Form
Pumper Check
Quarterly Expenditures Report
Quarterly Fire Report
Repair or Maintenance Request
SCBA Check
SCFA Cource Registration Form   
Tanker Check
Training Report
911 Complaint Form
New Member Application
VFIS - Beneficiary Designation
S.C. Firefighters' Association Beneficiary Form 
Member Update Information Form 


Links  


General Information


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