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Old Fort Fire Department


The Old Fort Fire Department is a combination paid/volunteer fire department that provides fire suppression and first responder services to an estimated 120 square mile area in Dorchester County. We have seven stations strategically located within our district that are manned 24/7 to best serve the residents and visitors of our area. We also respond automatic aid for other fire departments in Dorchester County for reported fires and fire alarms. Established in 1972, the department has transformed into a full service fire and rescue agency.

Our website offers an in-depth look at the many services we provide. Including a look into our smoke detector program as well as a list of the regulations and precautions for outdoor burning and information regarding public relations events. To access the services listed above click on the Public Information tab to your left. The site also gives you the opportunity to send direct email to certain members of the department. This often allows a quicker response time to a question or concern you may have. The Old Fort Fire Department is proud of its ability to provide quality service to Dorchester County. Thanks again for visiting our web site.





October - Members of the Old Fort Fire Department particpated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on October 15th, 2011. When cancer struck a dear friend, Team Captain / Engineer Johnston helped organize a race team, comprised of Old Fort Fire Department members. The members of the department also helped with the Pink Heals Tour, featuring the pink fire truck.


The beginning of the race. (From Left - Asst. Chief Sullivan, Engineer Johnston)

Local news coverage with Engineer Johnston on the reason for the walk.

Finishing the 5K in 1 hour, 27 minutes and 28 seconds later!







August - The Old Fort Fire Department Combat Challenge Team competed in there first event on Sunday August 14, 2011 in Lexington, KY. The team comprising of Engineer Nyser, Firefighter Bates, Firefighter Carter, Firefighter Marshall and Firefighter Tucker finished there event in a very respectable time of 1:55 which qualifies them for the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge World Challenge which will be held in Myrtle Beach November 8th-11th. Congratulations gentleman and best of luck to you. [PICTURE]