Colleton County Fire-Rescue

General Information

Established in 1994, Fire-Rescue provides emergency services to an immense response area, covering 1132 square miles. The Department was formed on 01-January-1994, when the County Council abolished 16 volunteer fire districts to establish one Fire-Rescue agency (See Department History). Operating from 35 fire stations located in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry, the agency is rated as an ISO Class 3 Fire Department. The staff is comprised of 150 volunteer firefighters, supported by 91 cross-trained career personnel. Fire-Rescue operates a fleet of 129 vehicles including 38 engines, 34 tenders, 14 ambulances, 2 E-One 95 Platforms, 2 Heavy Rescues, 2 Hazardous Materials Units and 1 ARFF truck.

Services provided:

Through a progressive local government, Fire-Rescue has experienced tremendous growth since 2002. Coverage has been extended to many rural communities through the construction of 18 new fire stations. Suppression duties were assumed within three municipalities and countywide ALS / Paramedic Level Emergency Medical Transport (Ambulance) responsibility was assigned in March of 2004. All career staff members are cross-trained as Firefighter IIs and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT, Advanced or Paramedic), an effort that significantly improved operations for the citizens. In February 2018, Fire-Rescue was assigned the Emergency Management Duties for Colleton County.


Headquarters location:              

113 Mable T. Willis Blvd

Walterboro, SC 29488


(843) 539-1960


(843) 539-1963


Fire Commissioners:

LaVern Polk


S.G. Drew


Jerry Breland

Clyde Capers

Mark Farish


Barry McRoy

Deputy Chief

Dr. David A. Greene

 Assistant Chief

Marty Stallings

Battalion Chiefs

Scottie O'Quinn



Brent Dalton


Chris Jones


Battalion Chief / Fire Training

Scott Feather 


Battalion Chief / Medical Training

Joseph Campbell 


Battalion Chief / Fire Marshal

Richard Sheffield

 Captain / Fire Marshal  Mikey Banks  Prevention

Fleet Management Director

Jack Wright

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