Welcome to the website for the Surfside Beach Fire Department and thank you for taking time to visit us. We hope that you find the site informative and engaging. On behalf of the men and women of the Surfside Beach Fire Department thank you for allowing us to serve you.

The Surfside Beach Fire Department is a combination system comprised of career and volunteer members. We collectively work together to provide high-quality and efficient firefighting and emergency medical services to the Town of Surfside Beach. We are responsible for response to fire, emergency medical, hazardous material, and citizen assist calls. We also committed to prevention and preparedness. Our Fire Marshal is responsible for reducing hazards that contribute to the cause and spread of fire. This area of responsibility is demonstrated through code enforcement, fire and explosion investigations, fire protection system and plan reviews, community fire, and life safety education.

Our Mission

Surfside Beach Fire Department is devoted to protecting the lives and property of the community through a progressive, innovative, dynamic, and professional delivery of services.

4 Pillars of Culture

  • Bravery
  • Honor
  • Trust
  • Sacrifice


Be The Difference!

Surfside Beach Fire Department Leadership

Career Leadership

  • Fire Chief Vacant
  • Deputy Chief Larry Carter
  • Fire Marshal Keith Williams
  • A-Shift Captain Kevin Wiltbank
  • B-Shift Captain Josh Newton
  • C-Shift Captain Chauncey Kelley

Volunteer Leadership

  • Operations Captain Evan D'Alessandro
  • Training Officer Donald Latham
  • Administrative Officer Rocco Dimase

Volunteer Firefighter Program

The Town of Surfside Beach is looking for Volunteer Firefighters.  Although volunteers are not paid, the town does provide a $15.00 per call stipend to volunteers to assist with the expenses of responding to calls for help..For more information on becoming a Volunteer Firefighter, please call 843-913-6369 or stop by the Fire Department


Smoke Detector Program

The Surfside Beach Fire Department Smoke Detector Program is for all residents of the town no matter 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.

Read more about the Smoke Detector Program (PDF).