Fire Chief

Kevin Otte

phone: 843-913-6369



ALL Emergency Calls Dial 911

Non-Emergency Calls: 843-913-6369
Address: 810 1st Avenue North

Monthly Department Report



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Home Safety Topic #2 - "Smoke Alarm Safety Tips"


Watch "Fire Safety Video for Kids with SteveSongs & Sparky the Fire Dog."



Adults and children - for fire safety information, play games and to learn more about fire safety, go to

Recall on Kidde Smoke Alarms

The S.C. Division of Fire and Life Safety has been informed of a recall for “Kidde” smoke, and combination smoke/Carbon Monoxide, alarms due to alarm failure.

Take the time to check yours and share this with friends and family.

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Junior Firefighter Program

The purpose of the Junior Firefighter program is to educate youth in fire protection and promote community service through training, leadership, moral character, and self-discipline. Many professional and volunteer firefighters began their service in youth programs such as ours. Junior Firefighters will participate in non-emergency departmental functions such as parades, fundraisers, special events, training, and other support roles. Click here for more information.

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation 

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation recently awarded much needed equipment to the Surfside Beach Fire Department.

Check out these pictures from the celebration & ceremony at the Surfside Beach Firehouse Subs.

Firehouse Subs donation buys Surfside Beach Fire new thermal camera

Useful Links

Hurricane Checklist for Business

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Home Fire Safety

Hurricane Safety

FEMA Family Communication Plan for Parent

FEMA Family Communication Plan for Child

Fire Department Smoke Detector Program

Public Safety Announcement Regarding False Alarms

Smoke Detector Program

The Surfside Beach Fire Department Smoke Detector Program is for all residents of the town no matter what your financial status.  The fire department will install them for you at no cost. Smoke detectors can be installed by members of the Surfside Beach Fire Department.  Upon request, a home fire-safety check can be conducted at the time of installation.  Trained personnel will identify hazards often unnoticed in the home which may cause a fire.  In most cases, a few simple maintenance procedures can make your home safer.  Personnel will also fully explain how your new smoke detector functions and how to maintain it. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the Surfside Beach Fire Department at 843-913-6369. 

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Pending Federal Senate Bill to eliminate novelty lighters