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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 Celebrates 20 Years
Sunday, May 3, 2015 
The Keowee Fire Department Celebrated 20 years of service on Saturday May 3rd, 2015. The morning started with a breakfast at the fire station for past and present members and their families followed by a formal dinner that evening at the Cliff's Falls South Country Club. Several original members were in attendance making for a great social time by all. The Keowee Fire Department responded to 29 calls the first year of service (1995), had 12 volunteers and 4 paid staff. This past year, the department responded to 585 calls for service, had 18 volunteers on the roster, and 19 paid firefighters.

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.

Brush Fire Quickly Contained
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 
A controlled burn got out of control but was quickly extinguished by the Keowee-Ebenezer Fire Department. Due to the low humidity and reduced manpower during the day of the all volunteer station, the Keowee Fire Department was dispatched to assist. KEFD did a great job putting a quick stop on the fire.

Straight Line Winds Cause Damage
Monday, April 20, 2015 
A quick burst of straight-line winds knocked down numerous trees and power lines in the Corinth-Shiloh fire district. The Keowee Fire Department responded to assist.

HVAC Fire at School
Monday, April 13, 2015 
The Keowee Fire Department was dispatched to assist Salem Fire & Rescue on an HVAC fire on top of the Tamassee Salem High School. Ladder 17 assisted with access to the roof so the issue could be better assessed. The fire self-extinguished and the school was not evacuated.

Training Night at KFD
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 
The first Tuesday of each month the Keowee Fire Department provides a meal and training for all members. This months topic was related to training on equipment on the new quick response vehicle.

Controlled Burn Gets Out Of Control
Saturday, April 4, 2015 
A Saturday afternoon controlled burn quickly turned into a response from the fire department to extinguish the fire before it reach 2 homes in it's path. The fire on Galax Ridge in the Craigmore subdivision was less than a 2 minute response time from the station. Crews from Salem and Keowee Ebenezer fire departments assisted on the call.

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