Become One of the Best
An Old Fort Fire Department
The Benefits of Becoming a
The personal satisfaction that comes from helping others is number one reason people give when why they choose to serve in the fire service. But there’s much more than that!
The excitement that comes from running calls. The thrill of riding a fire engine never gets old.
Training and equipment provided at no cost to you.
State of the art equipment and apparatus.
A family atmosphere and the camaraderie and pride that’s a tradition
in the fire service.
Learn Life Saving Skills that can help you and the ones you love.
Life experience that will help prepare you for most any emergency situations.
Stop by and see us.......
We'll be glad to explain it to you.
FIRE & RESCUE
With an ISO Classification of 3
The Old Fort Fire Department is a combination paid/volunteer fire department
that provides fire suppression and first responder services to an
estimated 45 square mile area in Dorchester County.
We currently have three stations strategically located within our district
that are manned 24/7 to best serve the residents and visitors of our area.
We also respond automatic aid for other fire departments in Dorchester County
for reported fires and fire alarms.
Established in 1971, the department has transformed
into a full service fire and rescue agency.
For Our Community
- We recognize that the community is the reason for our presence.
- We value the faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through our attitude, conduct and accomplishments.
- Lives are more important than property.
- The safety of the public of paramount importance, followed closely by the safety of our members.
- All members of the public are entitled to our best efforts.
Tue. Jun 6th 2017
On Tuesday, June 6, Dorchester County will conduct a full-scale mass casualty exercise at Ashley Ridge High School.The exercise scenario is an active fire in the cafeteria.The exercise will begin at 7 a.m. The primary exercise location is Ashley Ridge High School. Secondary locations include Trident...
Mon. Jun 5th 2017
Some might say the dog pictured in the photo above is a living, breathing miracle. By all accounts, it should have died Sunday in a fire that severely damaged six condos in Summerville's Legend Oaks neighborhood.While fortunately no people were hurt or killed in the Legend Oaks fire, offici...
Sun. Jun 4th 2017
At approximately 0540 AM on Sunday, June 4th we received a call to respond to 195 Golfview Lane in Legend Oaks Subdivision in Summerville. Upon arrival our crew found heavy fire conditions and proceeded with extinguishment operations. All occupants of the building were evacuated and once ...
Tue. Mar 28th 2017
It's with great sadness that I have to report one of our dearest and respected friends has passed away. She has a long record of service to her community and worked hard to put taxpayers first in Dorchester County. On behalf of our department I'd like to wish Chuck and the rest o...
Tue. Feb 28th 2017
Old Fort Fire Chief Ed Genthert named one of his long-time agency leaders, Asst. Chief William Sullivan, as his agency's 2016 honorary recipient.“I’ve known (Bill) for truly a long time; he does a fantastic job,” Genthert said.Sullivan was handed the award based on how he manag...