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Welcome to Keowee Fire Department

On behalf of the Commission and Firefighters of the Keowee Fire District, I welcome you to our website. I hope you find this information educational and useful. Please e-mail or call if you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way

The Keowee Fire Department serves and protects the area between The City of Seneca, The City of Salem, and the Ebenezer Fire District. We are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Keowee at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our coverage area consist of 30 square miles and a population of approximately 6000 people. During the summer months our population increases considerably with the influx of seasonal visitors using rental and vacation homes.

We operate out of 2 stations that protect primarily residential communities, many of which are gated or security controlled. We also protect a 3 reactor nuclear power facility operated by Duke Energy, and numerous other smaller businesses.

Our District is staffed with five full-time employees which man the station 24 hours a day, along with twelve-part time employees and 12 dedicated volunteers. The department is governed by a five member commission elected by the communities in which we serve. The Fire District prides itself on customer service, and loyalty to the residents, businesses and visitors to our community. We work daily to enhance our abilities and provide the highest level of service possible.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our District. if you live in the area, please stop by and meet your fire professionals and enjoy the fire house hospitality.


Charles "Richie" Caudill
Fire Chief

Keowee Fire Department Photo of The Day

Monthly training goes back to basics
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 17:00
The department held it's regular monthly training meeting tonight with announcements, highlights of recent training at the Chief's Conference, and dinner.  After dinner the volunteers and staff members did some basic drills deploying hoses, practicing hydrant hookups, and deploying a deck gun.  This training augments regular weekly training sessions for all personnel.

Auto Accident
Monday, August 31, 2015 06:53
The Fire Department was dispatched to an "auto accident with possible entrapment" at 1225 Stamp Creek Rd. this morning.  Fire Department units and Rescue 22 responded -- there was no entrapment.  The patient was stabilized and transported.

Salem and Keowee FDs hold joint training
Monday, August 31, 2015 

The Salem Fire Department invited the Keowee Fire Department to join them in training on their fire/rescue boat.  The boat, which was purchased last year, is capable of supplying water at a rate of 400gpm through a stationary monitor or through fire hose to an awaiting engine.  The boat carries 2 sets of dive gear, rescue equipment, and is hosed at their station ready for transport and deployment.

Vehicle Fire - Old Pickens Highway
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 09:01
The Keowee and Salem fire departments where training together when the Keowee Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire on East Pickens Highway at the County line. Both departments responded to the call.  The car was being hauled on a rollback after being in an earlier fire in Anderson and apparently rekindled while being towed. Quick thinking by the wrecker driver to unload the car saved the wrecker from damage but the car was a total loss.

Auto Accident with entrapment
Monday, August 24, 2015 12:46
At 12:46 the Keowee Fire Department was dispatched to a one car rollover motor vehicle accident on katelynn Lane. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and was quickly extracted by Keowee Fire Department personnel.  The driver sustained minor injuries and declined transport to the hospital.

Construction Worker Falls
Thursday, August 20, 2015 13:00

At 1300 hours today the Keowee Fire Department responded to an alarm for a reported "person injured from a fall of 30 feet" at 139 Creekshore Dr. in the Cliff's South subdivision.  On arrival it was determined that a construction worker had fallen from a scaffold and landed on the hillside of a new home construction site. After evaluation, the patient was removed from the scene via a Stokes Basket, transported by ambulance to Keowee Town Landing, and transported by helicopter to Greenville Trauma Center with multi-trauma injuries. Responding units included 1701, 1702, Engine 171, Squad 17, Rescue 22, OC-EMS and GHS Med-Trans.

The scaffolding
   The scaffolding
The scene - getting ready to move the victim up the hill.
   The scene - getting ready to move the
      victim up the hill.
Woman Trapped For Hours
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 
The Keowee Fire Department responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Katelyn Lane just after 3:00am Wednesday morning. The motorist, who had been reported missing, was located by 2 sheriffs deputies trapped upside down in her car approximately 11 hours after she was suppose to return home. The patient was airlifted to GMH.

"Honoring Their Service" Returns to Keowee Key
Monday, June 22, 2015 
The Keowee Fire Department assisted in welcoming combat injured marines to the Keowee Key community for the 7th year in a row. During their 3 day visit, they will participate in golf, water sports, hikes, several dinners, and picnics. They were escorted by a parade of jeeps and motorcycles that stretched almost a mile in length..

Dump Truck vs Guard Rail
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 09:00
At approximately 9:00am the Keowee Fire Department was dispatched to a wreck involving a large dump truck. The truck, which was the only vehicle involved, lost control and contacted a roadside guardrail. The drive suffered minor injuries and refused medical transport.

House Fire
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 02:50
An early morning 911 call put firefighters on the scene of a working structure fire in the Holder's Landing area of the Keowee Fire District. The first arriving engine crew quickly extinguished the fire which started in the bedroom and extended into the living room area. The only occupant of the home managed to escape suffering only a few minor burns. The Corinth-Shiloh, Seneca, and Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Departments all responded to assist.

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