- Public Safety
- Fire Services
The Spartanburg Fire Department is responsible for providing Spartanburg's 37,000 residents, as well as thousands of business owners and their employees, with fire suppression, prevention, and technical rescue services. Protecting an area of around 20 square miles from five fire stations, and providing support to other departments outside the City when needed, Spartanburg's Fire Department is the only one in Spartanburg County staffed entirely with career firefighters.
The Department's motto, "Preservation through Prevention" is an expression of its commitment to building and maintaining a safe, prosperous, and vibrant city through effective fire prevention and emergency preparedness programs. The City Fire Department is one of only 17 departments in South Carolina to earn a Class 1 rating from the New Jersey-based Insurance Services Office, placing the City in the top one percent in the state and top one percent nationwide for fire suppression services. Because of this excellent service rating, City residents enjoy savings of up to 50% on their homeowner's insurance over outlying areas in Spartanburg County.
Civil Service Examination
All those wishing to serve as City of Spartanburg Firefighters must pass a Civil Service Examination, which we conduct twice a year. This testing process includes a written examination, a physical agility test, and a Civil Service interview panel. For more information on our next test date, see our Facebook page.