Become a Volunteer Firefighter Today

Joining your local fire department may be one of the most rewarding things you’ll ever do. Fill out our contact form or call 803-283-8888 to learn more about volunteer firefighting with Lancaster County Fire Rescue.

If you live outside Lancaster County and want to volunteer with your local fire department, visit the South Carolina Volunteer Firefighters’ Association website to complete a form that will be routed to your local station.

Why Volunteer?

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you have the courage to make decisions that will save someone’s life? If so, you should think about becoming a volunteer firefighter.

Lancaster County Fire Rescue is looking for committed men and women to join its 18 local fire departments. Each department serves a portion of Lancaster County, SC and responds to a variety of emergency and non-emergency calls. On a daily basis, our volunteer firefighters respond to fires, vehicle accidents, and medical emergencies. They also deliver public fire prevention and safety programs to schools, civic organizations, churches, and other public events.

As a volunteer firefighter, you’ll get to help your community while taking advantage of training, education, and many other benefits. But these things can’t compare to the satisfaction you’ll get from knowing that you’re helping your community stay safe.

When you volunteer to become a firefighter, you become a member of our family. It’s a family that extends across the country and around the world. It’s a brotherhood and sisterhood where everyone shares a common goal of responding to and helping those in their time of greatest need. It’s a family committed to the belief that all lives matter.