Welcome to the Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area (GMFSA) Web-Site. Please take a few moments to browse our pages. Within these pages you will see a sampling of the programs we offer in our mission to reduce the loss of life and property to our citizens and visitors. The GMFSA is a Special Taxing District covering 52 square miles of northern Greenville County, SC, an area often known as “The Dark Corner”.
About the GMFSA
We operate with a full-time Chief, an Administrative Coordinator, nine career firefighters and approximately 45 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 4 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; and Cliffs at Glassy Mountain Station #37, 3 Rolling Hills Lane, Landrum.
IT’S WHAT WE DO!
During June Members Trained for a Total 380 Hours.
Glassy Mountain Fire Department is proud to be one of the largest, and best trained Combination Departments in the Upstate. The agency consists of 10 Full-Time Career Staff, 9 Part-time Employees, and roughly 40 additional Volunteers. Of the approximately 60 Members, 30 are trained Firefighters, 9 EMT’s, 10 Paramedics, and 15 Emergency Medical Responders. Training, Recruitment, and Continual Improvement are department priorities. During 2016 Volunteer Hours exceeded 16,000 hours, a value of $360,912. During the month of June, 2017 Members trained for a total of 380 hours.
WHY WE DO IT!
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 EMT / ALS Paramedic)
We are proud to announce that Glassy Mountain Fire Department has joined the short list of agencies authorized to operate at the AEMT Level in Greenville County.
The department has been authorized by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Bureau of EMS and the Greenville County EMS Medical Director, Dr. Martin Lutz to function at the Advanced Life Support (ALS – Paramedic) level effective June 1, 2017.
We have started transitioning to the ALS level with the addition of 17 medications, Endotracheal Intubation equipment and supplies, different bags to carry the ALS supplies, and more hands-on EMS training to sharpen our skills and enhance our knowledge before we fully embark on providing ALS level care. We plan to be fully operational at the ALS level by the beginning of July, however, we will not advance to the Paramedic level until we are fully ready to do so.
As part of our discussions with Greenville County EMS, our QRV will function as part of Greenville County’s EMS system, meaning we will provide back-up to the EMS system when resources are stretched and may respond into neighboring areas as an ALS QRV.
This is an exciting time for Glassy Mountain, its residents, and visitors as we advance the level of pre-hospital care provided and in a more timely fashion than sometimes GCEMS is able to do.
We Are Your Firefighters!
Fire and Life Safety Code Compliance
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!
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