Glassy Mountain Fire Department

Heart of The Dark Corner

30 Years of Service

Our History

  • Early 1987:  Press Jones and Cecil Pruitt discuss the need for Fire Protection
  • Fall of 1987:  Public Hearings were held to gain Community Support
  • November 1987:  Fire burned over 300 acres on Glassy Mountain
  • December 1987:  Local Residents donate over $12,000 towards establishing a Fire Department
  • Jones and Pruitt petitioned Greenville County to form a Special Tax District
  • January 1988:  The Glassy Mountain Fire/Safety District was formed
  • Cecil Pruitt was named the first Fire Chief of the Volunteer Fire Department
  • April 1988:  Ground-Breaking for Headquarters, Oak Grove, and Dividing Water Stations
  • June 1988:  The Fire District was officially “Incorporated”
  • November 1988:  The “Edwards Station” on Hwy 25 was occupied
  • In 1997:  The Mountain Station was added within The Cliffs of Glassy
  • In 2006:  The Beaver Dam Station replaced the Edwards Station
  • December 2013: Chief Bryan Riebe retired having served GMFD for 15 years
  • February 2014:  The Department obtained an ISO Class 4 Rating
  • May 2015:  The Cliffs of Glassy sponsored Rummage Sale raised $26,000
  • October 2015:  $230,000 FEMA Grant awarded to replace our SCBA Equipment
  • August 2017:  GMFD began providing Advanced Life Support Services
  • 2018: Celebrating 30 Years of Proudly Serving our Friends & Neighbors of the “Heart of the Dark Corner”
  • Today:  GMFD is one of the area’s, largest, best trained, combination departments with 11 Staff and 40 Volunteers

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GMFD Fire Chiefs

Cecil Pruitt               1987 – 1990

Carlton Hood         1990 – 1991

Paul Bishop              1991 – 1996

Ben Graydon         1996 – 1997

Bryan Riebe           1998 – 2013

Robert Staples 2013 – Present

In Memorial:

Captain Jack L. Capps, 1972-1996

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: October 8, 2018 — 9:42 am
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