August 9, 2019, LANDRUM, SC…Two Advanced Life Support Units now serve the Upstate of Greenville County. The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control – Emergency Medical Services (DHEC-EMS) has recently approved Rescue 35, which operates from the Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area (GMFSA)’s Beaver Dam Substation to serve as a second Advanced Life Support (ALS) unit effective August 5, 2019. Click Here for Details
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The GMFSA is a Special Taxing District covering 52 square miles of northern Greenville County, SC, an area often known as “The Dark Corner”.
We operate with a full-time Chief, an Administrative Coordinator, eleven career firefighters, nine part-time firefighters and approximately 35 volunteer firefighters, cadets and first responders who serve at five fire stations housing 22 pieces of apparatus. The Insurance Service Office (ISO) has given our Service Area a Class 3 Rating. We are a public, tax-supported department formed by Greenville County Council in 1988 and are overseen by a seven member Board of Commissioners elected by District residents. Our five fire stations include
- Headquarters Station #34 at 2015 Highway 11, Landrum
- Beaver Dam Station #35 at 315 Beaver Dam Road, Travelers Rest
- Oak Grove Station #36, 400 Oak Grove Road, Landrum
- Dividing Water Station #38, 49 Dividing Water Road, Travelers Rest
- Cliffs at Glassy Mountain Station #37, 3 Rolling Hills Lane, Landrum.
IT’S WHAT WE DO!
Glassy Mountain Fire Department is proud to be one of the largest, and best trained Combination Departments in the Upstate. Of the approximately 50 Members, 25 are trained Firefighters, 17 EMT’s, 10 Paramedics, and 8 Emergency Medical Responders. Training, Recruitment, and Continual Improvement are department priorities.
2018 was a busy year for us as we ended with 726 responses. Of those, 162 were Mutual/Automatic aid responses. And of those 162, 101 were QRV responses to assist GCEMS in our neighboring agencies.
We continue to be a leader in EMS care in northern Greenville County influencing others to step up their role in providing medical care to their constituency.
WHY WE DO IT!
To Save Lives and Protect Property
WE TRAIN to learn the techniques and sharpen the skills that are needed, when our services are called upon.
WE TRAIN to meet the expectations of our community, our friends, our neighbors by providing timely and effective services.
WE TRAIN to save the lives and protect the property of the residents within our district.
WE TRAIN to be the very best that we can be.
THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE:
Fire Suppression – Search and Rescue – Advanced Life Support-Paramedic Medical Response
Glassy Mountain Fire Department provides Advanced Life Support (ALS – Paramedic) EMS services from its Headquarters location at 2015 Highway 11. GMFD joins the South Greenville and Mauldin Fire Departments in providing ALS first response in Greenville County in conjunction with Greenville County Emergency Medical Services.
With the licensure as a Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) ALS provider, GMFD personnel are able to provide 40 medications, place advanced airways, and treat life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias. These medications and procedures enhance the level of pre-hospital care to the residents and visitors of the Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area. If someone is suffering a heart attack or stroke, minutes make the difference between life and death.
Glassy Mountain Fire Department’s Quick Response Vehicle (QRV) serves as an additional resource in the northern part of the county. GMFD employs five full-time paramedics and six part-time and volunteer paramedics, most with many years of experience in delivering pre-hospital care.
This is an exciting time for the Glassy Mountain Fire District. The ability to better serve our residents and visitors that are experiencing a medical or traumatic event will have a significant impact on the health and longevity of those we serve.
We Are Your Firefighters!
Volunteer — We Need Your Help NOW! Being a member of the Glassy Mountain Fire Department offers rewards few other things in life can match. Whether serving as a volunteer firefighter, rescue or emergency medical technician, cadet or support member, few opportunities can provide the sense of pride that comes from knowing you are making a difference in the lives of others, something we experience every day! I am your Firefighter!