The Hartsville Fire Department was established on April 6, 1908. The city’s first fire apparatus was a wagon pulled by two horses, “Billy” and “Mann,” which served the city from 1909 until 1917. Today, the department protects about 7,800 City and 31,000 County residents within a 24.27-square-mile response area. The full range of emergency services provided includes fire suppression, fire prevention and education classes, hazardous materials response, medical first responders and codes enforcement. The department operates with five fire engines, one 100-foot aerial tower ladder truck, one quick-attack brush unit, and one service truck.

The City of Hartsville Fire Department is a very progressive and professional organization, placing high value on its residents, business owners, and visitors to the community, and is proud to serve. The department constantly strives to improve the level of services the staff provides to the whole community. In 2012, the department’s Public Protection Classification, provided by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) rose to Class 4, allowing for lower insurance ratings for homes and businesses. The department’s rating places it better than roughly 70 percent of other fire departments in South Carolina.


Hazard Mitigation Survey

Hartsville Fire Department needs your input by filling out a survey online in regards to the City of Hartsville Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan is established in an effort to make the City less vulnerable to natural disasters.

Your participation is very important to the process of this plan. Having this plan will help to determine flood insurance rates and is essential to applying for recover funds should South Carolina declare a state disaster.

Survey is currently closed.


The Hartsville Fire Department accepts applications for their annual Toys for Kids program during the month of November each year, see  Online Application. Local families that are in need during Christmas may apply for assistance through this program in person at Hartsville Fire Department at 111 S 7th St or online. Check back on November 1st, 2023 for applications. Apply Online
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Kids Corner

Hartsville Fire Department would like to remind families about the importance of teaching fire safety to children. Teaching fire safety can save lives and is very important to instill in youth. Families are always welcome to set up a tour of the Fire Department by calling our office at 843.383.3000. Parents are also encouraged to check out Sparky’s School House online for more fire safety activities.

False Fire Alarm Fee Schedule

The False Fire Alarm Fee was implemented by City Council to help decrease the amount of false alarms that are called each year. By servicing your fire alarms, you can help prevent them from triggering false alarms. Responding to so many of these calls each year is costly to our department and to those that we serve.

False Fire Alarm Fee Schedule
Number of Offenses per Calendar Year Fee
1st Offense No Charge
2nd Offense $100
3rd Offense $200
4th+ Offense $300


Adopt-A-Hydrant Program

The Adopt-a-Hydrant program allows city residents to apply creative paint designs to hydrants, beautifying our streets. The Fire Department must approve all designs before painting. Designs should be tasteful and not include advertisements, nothing may be attached to the hydrant and the cap color must remain the same. Applications to adopt a hydrant may be turned in at the Fire Department, 111 S. Seventh. St.

Adopt-A-Hydrant Application

Jeff Burr
Fire Chief
Fire Department main number: 843.383.3000
For emergencies, call 911

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111 S. Seventh St.
Hartsville, SC 29550