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SC FIRE SERVICE Leadership Spotlight: Jeff Burr (City of Hartsville Fire Department)

Rank

Fire Chief

Fire Department

City of Hartsville

County

Darlington

Department Type

Combination

Fire Service Experience

34 Years

What originally drew you to the fire service?

My Family

What drives you to continue in the fire/emergency services?

Serving the citizens.

As you progressed through the ranks, what hurdles/challenges have you faced?

Leadership Development

If you could give any advice to young/new officers, what would you tell them?

Be Humble, Hungry, and make smart choices. Never stop learning.

What are some personal highlights of your career?

My family.

Are there any department spotlights you would like to share? 

Life safety.

Fire Department Spotlight: Boiling Springs Fire District

 

Department Name 

Boiling Springs Fire District

Department County 

Greenville

Year Established

1970

Department Type 

Combination

Demographics and Population Served 

28,500

What type of services are offered by the department? 

Fire Response

BLS Response

High Angle Rescue

Water Rescue/Swift Water/Dive

Confined Space

Fire Chief 

Steve Graham

Number of Officers 

20

Number of Firefighters 

30

Number of Stations 

4

Average Annual Call Volume 

 3012

Is there anything unique about the department?

We have been an ISO Class 1 Community since 2007. We also have established a partnership with 22 rural fire departments in the Dominican Republic that we provide equipment and training to.