Jerry Chapman was appointed Interim Fire Chief for the Town of Fort Mill in January 2013. He has been employed with the Town of Fort Mill since 2004. Chief Chapman started his fire service career in 1974 as a Volunteer with the York County Fire Service. Over the next 38 years, Chief Chapman progressed through the ranks as: Fireman, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, and Interim Chief. During the past three years, Chief Chapman has overseen Operations of the Fort Mill Fire Department where he was responsible for all aspects of emergency service delivery. Chief Chapman also holds the Certifications of Fire Marshall and Fire Inspector. He served on the Board of Rural Fire Control and is a member of South Carolina Fire Chief’s Association. Chief Chapman is a life-long Fort Mill resident and graduated from Fort Mill High School in 1976. He is married to Shana and has two daughters and one son.
It is the mission of the Fort Mill Fire Department to be progressive and friendly as we provide safe, professional and effective service to our community and the citizens that we have sworn to protect. We will accomplish our mission through training, fire prevention and a commitment to continuous improvement.
The Fort Mill Fire Department utilizes a combination of full-time and part-time employees, along with volunteers to provide 24/7 coverage to its residents. Career Firefighters compose three 24-hour shifts, and work a Kelly shift schedule rotation. The Department currently operates both its administration and its operations sectors out of one fire station. In addition to emergency response and mitigation, the Fort Mill Fire Department offers services such as public & life safety education to residents of the Town. The Fort Mill Fire Department primary response district includes residential, manufacturing, recreation, and commercial retail structures. Its coverage spans over both historic downtown and the 2,300 acre Anne Close-Springs Greenway.
The Volunteer Firefighter position is a competitive and serious process. If selected, it will require a tremendous commitment on your behalf.
To begin the process to become a probationary volunteer with the Fort Mill Fire Department, Contact:
Jeff Kendall 803-207-7059
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