Kingstree Fire Department is a municipal department serving the citizens within the corporate limits of the Town of Kingstree. The department also assists surrounding fire departments through reciprocal automatic aid agreements. The Kingstree Fire Department participates in the S.C. Firefighters Mobilization program, thus having statewide resources available and assistance from other departments in the state when necessary.

We answer an average of 300 to 500 calls per year providing fire supression and rescue services as well as assisting Williamsburg County EMS with Medical Emergencies. We are staffed by 7 career and 24 volunteer firefighters and have an apparatus inventory which consists of three engines, an aerial ladder, a medium-duty service/rescue, a brush truck, an aluminum boat, two utility vehicles and the Fire Chief’s vehicle. We also pride ourselves on the fact that we have recently lowered our ISO rating from a 4 to a 3, from the Insurance Services Office (ISO).

Services and Capabilities

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kingstree Fire Department is to protect life and property of the citizens of, and visitors to, the Town of Kingstree, South Carolina, and to continue to ensure their health and safety.

The Kingstree Fire Department is dedicated to protecting life and property by providing they Town of Kingstree with fire and life safety education and fire prevention programs, protecting the Town with fire suppression, mitigation of hazardous materials incidents, response to emergencies that arise due to natural disasters, providing patient care with medical first responders, water-related incidents requiring rescue or underwater search and recovery, and numerous other emergencies. We shall respond as a team with professionally trained personnel and the resources provided by the community. The Kingstree Fire Department also stands ready to respond to acts of terrorism, and to render mutual aid assistance to neighboring agencies in need. Ethical values will remain at the core of every decision made by each member of our department. All members of the public are entitled to our best efforts and continuous dedication to improvements. The Kingstree Fire Department will provide professional and courteous service at all times to the best of our abilities.


T.A. Duke
Fire Chief
Jeremy Morris
Assistant Fire Chief
Clay Matthews
Fire Prevention Officer