Recruitment & Retention

Anderson County Fire Department Recruitment & Retention

Recruitment and Retention Officer

John Browning, T-2


On behalf of the Anderson County Fire Department Recruitment and Retention Division, Thank You for Visiting our website!

A hero listens. A hero answers. A hero serves.

The Anderson County Fire Department is staffed by 100% Volunteers, made up of men and women of all ages who volunteer their time to protect our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. We Protect approximately 150,000 citizens, 650 square miles and respond to over 4,000 calls a year. Currently, the task of fire protection is accomplished by more than 870 firefighters responding from 27 stations throughout the county. These dedicated firefighters respond to all types of fires, wrecks, medical calls, Haz-mat incidents, and technical rescue calls. Our Current Fleet of apparatus consists of 61 engines, 28 tankers, 30 grass trucks, 3 ladder trucks, and numerous rescue and service vehicles. We are always looking for people who are willing to volunteer their time to become part of the Anderson County Fire Service.

The Mission

When are fire company responds to a fire or any other emergency, it requires many trained personnel to effectively protect our own community, residence, and our own firefighters. With more volunteers it will allow us to have more resources on scene which in return we will be better equipped to handle the emergency faster, effectively, and most of all safer.

Why Volunteer?

-Volunteer firefighting is a very rewarding and valuable way to serve your community. It takes dedication and many hours of training to become a firefighter. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, there is a department ready for you to serve. Becoming a volunteer firefighter takes time, effort and dedication. However, the benefits of saving lives and making your community a better place is worth every minute and every ounce of effort.

Types Of Volunteers:

  • Firefighter- Firefighters have several duties, the most important of which is selflessly serving their communities at all times. They respond to emergency calls and requests for help, attending to emergency events such as fires, road accidents, and floods. They also are responsible for educating their communities about fire safety.


  • Medical First Responder- Some Fire Departments around the county provide first responder services to residents in their call area. First responders provide basic medical care to patients before the ambulance arrives. You can become first responder certified as well as CPR/First Aid certified.


  • Admin/Support Staff- Administrative support staff provides technical and professional support to fire departments. They typically assist with the business and operations of the corporation, managing human resources, record keeping, maintenance, and much more.


  • Auxiliary- Auxiliary Firefighters support the fire departments in many ways, driving trucks, maintaining and cleaning the fire equipment, and assisting in fundraising and community awareness efforts. They dedicate their time and skills to whatever area the fire department needs assistance.


  • Junior/Explorer Program- The Explorer/Junior Firefighter Program is open to members who are under 18 years of age. They are able to experience firsthand what it is like to be a volunteer or full-time Firefighter and Emergency Service Provider through training and ride-alongs. The primary goals of the program are to give young adults a look into possible career paths and to challenge them to become responsible citizens within their communities.


  • LOSAP- (Length Of Service Award Program Retirement Program
  • $3,000 Tax Deduction
  • Discounted Health, Life and Disability Insurance Through the SC State Firefighters Association
  • Education Discounts
  • Housing Discounts
  • Various Merchandise and Service Discounts
  • Specialty License Plate
  • And Many More!


Vary by Location, but every volunteer must complete training and selflessly protect their community at all times.

Volunteer Firefighters Save Lives!

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter? Do you want to help make your community a better place?

We would love to hear from you!

If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer firefighter or if you want to stop by Anderson County Fire Department Headquarters, come by and see us!

Our Office is Located at 210 McGee Road, Anderson SC, 29625

Contact John Browning, Anderson County Fire Department Recruitment and Retention Officer T-2.