Sunday, July 12, 2020

Our History

On July 1, 2001, Horry County Fire Deparment and Horry County EMS merged into Horry County Fire Rescue.  This merger made the department the largest in South Carolina.  Below you will find the previous Chief/Director of the two departments.  Please click on the Horry County Fire Department and the Horry County EMS logo to view a history of each of those departments.

Fred Crosby, II
Fire Rescue Chief

Horry County Fire Rescue
November 2012 - Present

Fire Chief History

Garry Alderman
Fire Rescue Chief
July 2003 - June 2012

Randall Webster
Fire Rescue Chief
Horry County Fire Rescue Director /
Director Horry County EMS
May 1999 - July 2003

Hampton Shuping
Fire Chief
Horry County Fire Department
November 1985 - March 1999
Robert Maxwell
Fire Chief
Horry County Fire District
October 1978 - November 1985

EMS History

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Teddy Griffith
Horry County EMS Director
March 2001 - August 2002

Carrie Shannon
Horry County EMS Director
June 1979 - March 2001

Robert Carter
Horry County Ambulance Service Director
September 1974 - June 1979

More History

Horry County EMS

The Horry County Ambulance Service was destined to be called Rescue. It did not matter how many awards HCEMS won, how many times employees of HCEMS... read more

Horry County Fire Rescue

Over the last 30 years, Horry County Fire Rescue has gone from being established as a fire district, to being responsible for 1134 square miles and responding to more than 42,500 calls annually... read more

Uniform Patch History

The original Horry County Fire Department patch was nicknamed the "Pumpkin Patch".  It was worn on all fire department uniforms from 1980  through January of 1993... read more

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