The Fountain Inn Fire Department can trace its roots to 1933. Then a volunteer organization, the record of service in the early part of the 20th century is remembered with great respect.
The current Fire Department has evolved to meet the needs of a growing community. The department is a combination of 20 paid Firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics, 7 Part-time, and 2 Volunteers. The Department works out of its headquarters station behind City Hall on Main Street and two substations. One substation is located on Jenkins Bridge Road and we share a station with Clear Spring Fire Department on East Georgia Road. They provide full-time protection for the city and a 49.5 square mile area of Greenville and Laurens Counties.
Well equipped for fire and rescue in urban and rural environments, the department’s equipment includes five pumpers, a 100' platform truck, one service truck, 2 brush trucks for grass fires, a rescue squad vehicle, a utility pickup truck, two enclosed trailers with hazmat, confined space, high and low angle rescue equipment in them.