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History

The Wade Hampton Fire & Sewer District is a political subdivision of the State of South Carolina. It was created by the South Carolina General Assembly by Act #854 adopted April 21, 1954. The District is governed by a three-member Commission. Each of the Commissioners is elected to a six-year term by registered voters of the geographical area of the District.

The first station pictured above in 1958 and also in 2016, was located at 2815 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC. It was closed in November of 2016 and replaced with the current Station 1 featured on the Home Page and located at 2400 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC.

One of the First Fire Engines purchased by the district pictured above, a 1958 Ford Howe, is still in the Districts possession.

Today the Wade Hampton Fire and Sewer District has three fire stations manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 a year, with 18 personnel per 24 hour shift on a 24 On 48 Off schedule, and Administrative Personnel working Monday thru Friday consisting of a Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Fire Marshal, Sewer Superintendent, and an Administrative Assistant. The District is approximately 12 square miles with an approximate population of 25,000 residents.

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