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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

KFD Assists Seneca FD
Sunday, January 31, 2016 11:23
The Keowee Fire Department was dispatched to Scotland Rd. in Seneca as part of a multi-alarm "Structure Fire" call.  While en route to the fire, Ladder 17 was diverted to the Seneca Fire Station to cover the city of Seneca.   The structure was unoccupied, and was fully involved and sustained substantial damage.

Explosive Materials Found In Sewer Vault
Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:00
At approximately 12:00pm on Wednesday January 14th the Keowee Key Utility System placed a phone call to the Keowee Fire Department requesting assistance with some objects found in a sewer vault while inspecting manholes.  Upon arrival it was determined that someone had discarded several hundred feet of wiring and 36 blasting caps similar to those used to break up rock in a quarry.  All residents in the immediate area were notified to shelter in place until the situation could be resolved.  The fire department contacted the Anderson County Bomb Squad and they responded along with an agent with the ATF to retrieve the items from the manhole.  The entire event last just over 2 hours and there was no immediate danger to the public.  The ATF will continue to investigate the origin of the explosives.

FD dispatched to Auto Accident
Thursday, November 12, 2015 08:09
The department was dispatched to an auto accident, with possible injury, on Stamp Creek Road at the entrance to Keowee Key.  Arriving units found a car off the road and the driver suffering from a medical incident.  The driver was transported to Oconee Medical Center.

FD Dispatched To Vehicle Fire
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 14:59
The fire department was dispatched to a reported "van on fire, no flames" at 1229 Stamp Creek Road, near the Wine Emporium.  Upon arrival, the responding crew found a pickup truck fully involved.  The fire was extinguished quickly and no one was injured.

Keowee FD dispatched to sinking boat
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 08:30
The Keowee Fire Department responded to a reported “boat sinking” at the Keowee Key Marina.  The fire department assisted by booming the area in case of fuel leakage. Additionally, a fire department diver was deployed using diving gear to connect air bags around, and under, the hull in order to re-float the boat.  The boat was pumped out and moved to dry storage.

Keowee FD Dispatched To Working House Fire
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:51
The Keowee Fire Department responded with the Salem Fire Department to a structure fire on Stamp Creek Rd.  Upon arrival, the responding units found the unoccupied home fully involved. Three Engine companies (KFD 171, SFD 22, 2A), and SFD Tanker 2 responded.  Keowee FD 1701 served as Incident a Command.

FD dispatched to Accident
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 08:42
The department was dispatched, along with Keowee Ebenezer FD, to an auto accident at Pickens Highway and Clingman Dr.  Upon arrival it was determined that one of the vehicles was leaking diesel fuel so the HAZMAT team was also dispatched to deal with the spill.

Fire Department dispatched to Auto Accident
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 08:14
The department was dispatched to an auto accident with possible injuries on Stamp Creek Road near McCall Brothers.  Upon arrival it was determined there was one minor injury and it was treated at the scene.

Auto Accident, Car vs. Tree
Sunday, October 4, 2015 10:29
The fire department was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision during the day-long rain storm.  A car left the road on Stamp Creek at the bend and rolled into a tree.  The driver was not entrapped.

Keowee Fire Department assists On House Fire
Thursday, September 24, 2015 11:18

The Keowee Fire Department responded with an engine and full crew of personnel at the request of the City of Seneca Fire Department to assist them on a multi-story apartment fire.  First arriving crews found heavy smoke and fire showing with extension into the attic and through the roof.  Efforts from hand lines, Seneca’s Tower One, and the buildings fire wall all helped contain the fire.  There were no injuries reported.

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