The mission of Clear Spring Fire Rescue is to provide excellent service to our community through prevention, education, and efficient emergency management.
Clear Spring Fire Rescue protects the Five Forks Area located in Southeastern Greenville County, SC. The district covers 28 square miles with an estimated population of 21,000.
Greenville County established the fire department in March 1981 under the original name, East Simpsonville Fire Department. The department’s name was changed to Clear Spring Fire Rescue in July 2003.
Clear Spring Fire Rescue is a combination department comprised of approximately 50 personnel, including a chief, deputy chief, 15 career personnel, 12 part-time personnel, and 25 volunteers. Personnel staff various apparatus stationed at two fire stations in the district. Members respond to approximately 800 requests for service annually. Department oversight is provided by a seven-member Board of Commissioners appointed by Greenville County Council.
One 75 foot Pierce quint
Three Pierce engines
One medium-duty rescue truck
One squad/brush truck
One 4×4 utility vehicle
Two Command staff vehicles
The department has a full complement of vehicle extrication tools (Jaws of Life), including hydraulic, e-Force battery-operated, low and high-pressure airbags, and lifting struts. In addition to fire suppression, personnel is trained and equipped for various rescue missions, including hazardous materials, high and low angle, vehicle extrication, and swift water.
Clear Spring Fire Rescue is a DHEC EMS certified First Response Agency, providing medical Advanced Life Support (Advanced/Intermediate) for Greenville County EMS.