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We, the Officers and Firefighters of the Moncks Corner Rural Fire Department commit ourselves to be the best in our
field, to be the benchmark by which the rest of the fire service is measured by, to minimize life loss, suffering, and
damage as a result of fire, medical and environmental emergencies in our community. We achieve these goals through
public education, code enforcement and incident management.
During WWII, long before a fire department existed in the Moncks Corner area, the fire apparatus for the Army in
Transit Depot (located where Gates is today) would respond to emergency calls in the city and surrounding areas.
In the late 50's and early 60's, the Moncks Corner Rural Fire Department was chartered and covered the area
surrounding the municipality of Moncks Corner. It shared the building with the town until the need emerged to
have more equipment than could be housed in the same station.
The rural department broke its ties with the city in 1989 and moved to Edward Drive on the east side of town. A
second station was built in 1992 on Sugar Hill Road in Pinopolis to have a faster response time on the west side
and Oakley Road station was complete in 2007 .
From its small beginning of a two seated 1968 Ford Howe Pumper, it now has five E-1 pumpers, two tankers, one
75 foot ladder truck, three brush trucks, two walk-in squads, one ARRF truck, one fire boat, and one smoke
house trailer. The budget has grown from $14,000 a year to $240,000 a year.
The department is currently staffed totally by volunteers. There are seven Board of Directors, one Chief, one
Assistant Chief, one Battalion Chief, two Captains, one Lieutenant, one Safety Officer, one Rehabilitation Officer,
and roughly 22 F irefighters.
- Richard Demmerle
- 843 899-2259
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