KERSHAW COUNTY FIRE SERVICE
Established in 1974, the Kershaw County Fire Service provides fire protection to the residents of the Bethune, Cassatt, Mt. Pisgah, Abney, Timrod, Westville, Lake Wateree, Boykin, Charlotte-Thompson, Doby's Mill, Liberty Hill, Elgin, Pine Grove and Lugoff communities.
Did you know that volunteers make up 92% of the firefighters who serve in Kershaw County Fire Service?
Kershaw County Fire Service (KCFS) was established as an all-volunteer department in 1974. Over the years Kershaw County's population has grown exponentially and this growth has placed more demand on the all-volunteer service. In 2019, County Council approved adding 10 paid firefighters to the county fire service, therefore, KCFS became a combination department (paid and volunteer members).
In 2022, County Council approved additional firefighters, therefore establishing full time firefighters at the Blaney, Shepard, Pine Grove and Westville stations with 24/7 fire coverage.
KCFS cannot function without the support of volunteer members. KCFS is looking for men and women ages 18+ to volunteer in their local communities. KCFS serves all the unincorporated areas of Kershaw County that are not served by Lugoff or Camden Fire Departments. This also includes the towns of Bethune and Elgin.
Kershaw County Fire Chief Will Glover
Kershaw County Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Bullard
Kershaw County 1st Shift Battalion Chief Gary Parnell
Kershaw County 2nd Shift Battalion Chief Steven Teal
Kershaw County 3rd Shift Battalion Chief Rollie Reynolds
Kershaw County Training & Recruitment and Retention Officer Bradley Branham
Full Time Firefighters
Captain Blake Stokes
Captain Benjamin Moseley
Captain Casey Miles
Firefighter Bubba Hinson
Firefighter Christopher Baxley
Firefighter Garrett Arrington
Engineer Kevin Shultz
Engineer Jordan Cooper
Engineer David Hinson Jr
Firefighter Harry Shannon
Firefighter Joshua McManus
Firefighter Ryan Belger
Engineer Talley Truesdale
Engineer Jason Baker
Engineer Tony Rabon
Engineer Tanner Davis
Engineer Caleb Legrand