About Us


In committed service to our community where we live, work and play.


The Greer Fire Department will lead our community in risk reduction.

Where We Started & Where We Are Now

Department History

The City of Greer Fire Department has been protecting citizens since 1914 when it was known as the Greer Volunteer Fire Company Number 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.

Fire Dept. from 1919

Our Department Today

Today, the City of Greer Fire Department has 57 full-time members expertly trained in fire prevention, firefighting, rescue, fire inspection, hazardous material response, and emergency medical response. Four stations (including the shared use station with Taylors Fire and Rescue on St. Mark Road), stocked with state-of-the-art equipment allows the department to cover approximately 25 square miles and respond to more than 4,500 calls annually. The Department, which carries an ISO Class 1 rating, has a dedicated group of firefighters who undergo regular training. 

Looking Forward

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.

Fee Schedule

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

Dorian Flowers

Fire Chief

Phone: 864-848-2165
Email Dorian Flowers

Past Experience

Chief Dorian Flowers assumed command of the City of Greer’s Fire Department in May 2015 after serving nearly four years as the Hendersonville (North Carolina) Fire Chief.

He previously worked as a captain with New Hanover County Fire Rescue in Wilmington, North Carolina. During his 13 years with New Hanover County Fire Rescue, he held various responsibilities including operations, training, and administration duties. Chief Flowers also assisted in the development and management of the technical rescue services for New Hanover County Fire Rescue.

Education & Training

Chief Flowers holds a master's degree in public administration from Anna Maria College, a bachelor of science in business administration from Mount Olive College, and an associate of applied science in fire science technology from Pikes Peak Community College.

Chief Flowers has extensive fire education and training through the National Fire Academy, holds several fire service certifications and has taught fire and technical rescue programs at several community colleges across North Carolina.

Community Connect


Greer Fire Department

Physical Address View Map
103 W Poinsett Street
Greer, SC 29650
Phone: 864-848-2166
Fax: 864-801-2038

Emergency Phone: 911

Dorian Flowers
Fire Chief
Phone: 864-848-2165
Email Dorian Flowers

Josh Holzheimer
Deputy Chief of Operations
Phone: 864-416-6602
Email Josh Holzheimer

Scott Keeley
Deputy Chief of Administration/ Fire Marshal
Phone: 864-848-2169
Email Scott Keeley

Julie Burgess
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 864-416-6601
Additional Phone: 864-848-2166
Email Julie Burgess

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The City of Greer Fire Department is now using Community Connect, an application that allows households and businesses to share helpful information with first responders.

Community Connect ensures time efficiency during times of emergency and allows the residents in the City of Greer to share valuable life safety information with the Department. Residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up for a free account and enter information about property, people, pets, and functional needs regarding homes or businesses.

Greer Fire Department’s knowledge of critical information prior to emergencies saves valuable time and valuable lives.

Residents can provide details about their home, family, children, pets, medical/functional needs and more, so that when First Responders are dispatched to an emergency at that residence, they have the most information as possible before arriving on scene.