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City of Greer
Fire Department

103 West Poinsett Street
Greer, S.C. 29650
Phone: (864) 848-2166
Fax: (864) 801-2038

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  Mission
 

The City of Greer Fire Department’s mission is to be committed to the development and delivery of emergency services to the highest professional level with an emphasis on results.  As the fire service changes, we will diversify and stay abreast of new technology, training and education.  We recognize that to provide these vital services in a safe, professional, efficient and compassionate manner, our ultimate goal must be: the protection of our constituents, their property and the environment.

   
  Vision
 

Achieving unity, integrity and diligent support from all aspects concerning the preservation of all life, property, and the ever-changing environment, by leading an engineered system of effective resources, recognized by all as a highly professional and spirited association throughout the 21st Century.

 


View the City of Greer Comprehensive Fee Schedule for a complete listing of Fire Department fees.

Fire Department Contacts

    Dorian Flowers    Fire Chief    (864) 848-2165
    Julie Hunter
   Administrative Assistant    (864) 416-6601
     
    Scott Keeley    Deputy Chief, Administration    (864) 848-2169
    Carl Howell    Deputy Fire Marshal    (864) 416-0122
     
    Josh Holzheimer    Deputy Chief, Operations    (864) 416-6602
    Barry Davis    "A" Shift Captain    (864) 416-6603
    Paul Brown    "B" Shift Captain    (864) 416-6605
    Bobby James Jr.    "C" Shift Captain    (864) 416-6604

 

The City of Greer Fire Department has been protecting citizens since 1914 when it was known as the Greer Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 and fought fires using buckets from a horse-drawn wagon filled with barrels of water.  In 1919 the city purchased its first motorized fire engine -- a 1919 Seagrave.  Sam O. Mahaffey was hired to drive it and earned the honor of becoming the city's first full-time paid firefighter.

 

GFD historic photo

 

Today, the City of Greer Fire Department has more than 30 full-time members expertly trained in fire prevention, firefighting, rescue, fire inspection, hazardous material response, and emergency medical response.  Three stations (including the shared Pelham-Batesville Station Four) stocked with state-of-the-art equipment allow the department to cover approximately 25 square miles and respond to more than 2,500 calls annually.  The department, which carries an ISO Class 2 rating, has a dedicated group of volunteers who undergo regular training along with the full-time firefighters.

Promoting fire prevention and safety within the community is an important part of the department's mission.  Educational programs reach more than 6,000 residents every year -- from school children who tour the stations to senior citizens who benefit from smoke detector installation.  The department is also helping to train the next generation of firefighters through its Explorer Program, which invites young people to ride trucks and attend training to learn more about the department and its duties.





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