Our Organization

Profits are donated to the community.

The Keowee Fire District is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Upstate of South Carolina.  The district is comprised of approximately 5000 home sites, 550 of which are on scenic Lake Keowee, 26 commercial business, and a 3-reactor nuclear power plant operated by Duke Energy.    

The District is organized under legislation from Oconee County as a special purpose tax district, which is governed by 5 elected commissioners.  The District was established in 2004 and encompasses a 30-square mile area.

The District employees a full-time fire chief, 4 captains, and 22 firefighters.  It also has 7 volunteers and 6 support staff.

Brandon Shirley

Chief - EMT - Dive

Will Merritt

Will Merritt

Captain - EMR

Sam Simmons

Sam Simmons

Captain - EMR - Dive

Gabe Haney

Gabe Haney

Captain - EMT

Todd Wise

Todd Wise

Captain - EMT - Dive

Paid Staff

Anthony Hamby FF-EMT

Alexander Simmons

Alexander Simmons

FF - EMT - Dive

Craig Walters

Craig Walters

FF - Medic - Dive

Mark Shultz

Mark Shultz

FF - Medic

Cole Shirley

Cole Shirley

FF - Medic - Dive

Ben Sheriff

Ben Sheriff

FF EMR

Tim Morris

Tim Morris

FF - EMR

Denny Caldwell

Denny Caldwell

Captain - EMR

Dash Lucero

Dash Lucero

FF - EMT - Dive

Matt Holder

Matt Holder

FF - EMT

Kris Childress

Kris Childress

FF - EMR

Paul Marcengill

Paul Marcengill

FF - EMR

Russ Anderson

Russ Anderson

FF - EMT

Dave Mansfield

Dave Mansfield

Captain - EMR - Dive

Brian Sheriff

Brian Sheriff

FF - EMR

Keith Nichols

Keith Nichols

FF - EMR - Dive

Dante Magagnotti

Dante Magagnotti

FF - Medic - Dive

Volunteer Staff

Command Staff