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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.  

Command Staff

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

Pine Grove

Engineer Tony Rabon

Engineer Tanner Davis

Engineer Caleb Legrand

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