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
Keowee FD added 3 new photos.
9 hours ago
Minor MVA with no injuries to start the morning..... ... See MoreSee Less
It's all part of the job............
The Animal Bible
A huge thank you to the firefighters who rescued Jack!
Hit the like button if you also think that all lives are worth saving ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
.White hairs on a seasoned guy are a badge of honor don’t mistake them for age watch listen and learn what they don’t teach in school. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Station. ... See MoreSee Less
Keowee FD added 7 new photos.
1 week ago
Ladder 17 and Engine 173 participated in the town of Salem Christmas parade this afternoon. As always, great turn out from the community. ... See MoreSee Less
Box 1101 (St 11,St 17, St 16, St 7, St 21, Battalion 1) responded to an early morning grill fire on a deck(3:45am) on E Waterside Dr in the Waterside Crossing subdivision. ... See MoreSee Less
Boy does THAT bring back memories <laugh>
Here's an interesting fact: 30 years ago, people had about 17 minutes to get out of a house fire. Today, they timeframe has diminished to 3-4 minutes due to the material homes and furnishings are being made of. This is why it is so important to have working smoke detectors.....and NOT JUST ONE in the center of the house. ... See MoreSee Less
Today is the day that thousands of people will embark on the Christmas tradition of gathering up the family, heading out to the tree farm, and picking that perfect live tree to bring home and decorate. Just a reminder, treat it like your favorite pet, keep it well groomed and watered. The last thing you want is for it to end up like Clark Griswold's Christmas turkey....dry and brown.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr6b9b8FYKkA live Christmas tree burn conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows just how quickly a dried out Christmas tree fire burns, with... ... See MoreSee Less