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In Case of Fire: Call 9-1-1 immediately and get everyone out.

LibertyFireDepartmentLogoThe Liberty Area Fire Department was founded by Liberty Township in 1925 as a volunteer fire department. Having grown throughout the years the department is now a combination of volunteer and paid firefighters. We maintain ten paid personnel and around twenty-five volunteers.  Our district encompasses the rural and Liberty city area totaling about 50 square miles. Our staff is not only firefighter certified but trained as first responders as well. The department maintains training up to and exceeding the Level III standard.

Our mission is to provide the highest level of fire, rescue and emergency medical services to our customers: The Liberty area residents. Our team of dedicated professionals are working together to combine modern fire service with people driven principals of caring, compassion, dedication, and honesty.

Our training, emergency planning, code enforcement, and innovative fire prevention programs enhance our services.

For more information...

Chris Rowland
Fire Chief

P.O. Box 716, 
Liberty, SC 29657
Phone: 864-843-2321

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The Liberty Fire Department provides services that range from hazardous materials to first response calls from three staffed emergency response station located in Liberty, South Carolina. The headquarters station is located in the center of our coverage area next to City Hall. We also have two rural fire stations – one located south of the city at 7849 Moorefield Memorial Highway (Hwy 178) and another north of the city at 110 Rice’s Creek Road.  Due to location and manpower, Liberty Fire is able to respond to over 90% of our calls in under 7 minutes.


Liberty Fire is primary response to the following situations:


Liberty Fire responds to structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, wild land fires, and any other location where uncontrolled fire takes place. While all the engine companies are equipped and trained to fight structure fire, the department also maintains a team of individuals with specialized training and equipment for wild land firefighting.

Medical First Response

As a First Response Department Liberty Fire is often called upon to assist Pickens County EMS. All Liberty firefighters are required to maintain at least the minimum medical certification of South Carolina DOT First Responder level. This certification provides for basic level medical care including, but not limited to, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), AED (Automatic Heart Defibrillation), first aid for basic injuries.


Liberty Fire responds to a vast variety of rescue situations. To list a few are automobile extrication and other transportation related rescues; building collapse and other confined spaces; also heavy machinery entrapment.

HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) Response

Response to and the mitigation of the unplanned release of dangerous chemicals into the air, ground, or water. To be able to provide this service, the department has several members who specialize in HAZMAT operations. These specialists have the Hazmat Technician Certification, while all other firefighters at a minimum are trained in  HAZMAT ops.

Public Service Calls for Help

These conditions include occurrences such as downed power lines, faulty appliances, and other items causing sparks resulting in the potential for endangering people. Additionally Liberty Fire makes occasional animal rescues, always offers assistance for the disabled, and children trapped in cars.

These are just a few examples of the wide variety of emergencies  that occur in a fire district the size of Liberty.

Our Commitment

  • We recognize that the community is the reason for our existence.
  • We value the faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through our attitude, conduct, and accomplishments.
  • Lives are more important than property.
  • The safety of the public is of paramount importance, followed closely by the safety of our members.
  • All members of the public are entitled to our best efforts.

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