FOUNTAIN INN FIRE DEPARTMENT
200 North Main St
Fountain Inn, SC 29644
"Fire Protection Growing with a Growing City"
RONNIE MYERS NEW FIRE CHIEF
Fountain Inn, SC - The City of Fountain Inn announced Fire Chief Ken Kerber has accepted the position of Deputy State Fire Marshall with the SC Fire Academy for the State of South Carolina. Chief Kerber was introduced as Fountain Inn’s new Fire Chief in August of 2013, after serving nine years as Fort Mill Fire Chief.
“I am very grateful to the City of Fountain Inn for the opportunity to serve as their Fire Chief for the past year,” said Chief Kerber. “I wish the department and the city the very best.”
Chief Kerber was approached by the Fire Academy for the position after a lengthy search for a superintendent.
Assistant Fire Chief, Ronnie Myers will be promoted to the position of Fire Chief effective July 12. “Assistant Chief Ronnie Myers has been a diligent, dedicated employee for the Fountain Inn Fire Dept. and the city of Fountain Inn,” said City Administrator, Eddie Case. “His knowledge, training, and commitment to his work assure me that he is well able to carry out the duties of Fire Chief of Fountain Inn.”
Myers moved to Fountain Inn from Mt. Olive, North Carolina with Sonoco Company, where he also volunteered with the Mt. Olive Fire Dept. from 1978 -1979. In 1992, he joined Fountain Inn’s fire department as a volunteer, becoming full-time July of 1996 and assistant fire chief in 2007. In addition to his numerous fire certifications, he is certified as Fire Marshall which he received in 1999.
He has been married to Sandy Myers for 31 years. He is the father of three children, and the grandfather of six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Assistant Chief Myers said, “The goal of the Fountain Inn Fire Dept. has always been to take care of people. It is something we believe we do well, and it is our hope to continue to provide the top level care and security the community has come to enjoy.”
Fountain Inn Announced New Assistant Fire Chief
Fountain Inn, SC - Mayor Gary Long announced today, Fountain Inn’s new Assistant Fire Chief, Russell Alexander.
Alexander was named to replace former Assistant Fire Chief Ronnie Myers after Myers was promoted to Fire Chief when Ken Kerber accepted a position with the SC Fire Marshall Association.
A native of Fountain Inn, Alexander joined Fountain Inn Fire Department in 1997 as a volunteer at Durbin Creek. He became a full-time employee in 1999 and was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010, supervising the Charlie or C Shift.
With Alexander’s promotion, there will now be other promotions for a lieutenant and engineer position.
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 105' 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.
We the team members of the Fountain Inn Fire Department hereby make a commitment to provide and demonstrate the highest standards of personal integrity, truthfulness, honesty and fortitude in all our activities in order to inspire public confidence and trust in our fire department. To serve the public with respect, concern, courtesy and responsiveness, recognizing that service to the public that protects life and property and results in improved quality of life, and piece of mind is the reason we exist. To always strive for personal professional excellence and encourage the professional development of our co-workers. To approach our organizational and operational duties with a positive attitude, in a timely manner, and constructively support open communication, creativity, and dedication to the fire service.