The Simpsonville Fire Department was created in 1922 in order to provide fire protection for the citizens of the City of Simpsonville and the surrounding area. Until the mid 1980's fire protection was provided to the citizens of the City of Simpsonville but county homeowners had to pay a contract fee to the fire department to protect their homes from the perils of fire. Once a system of taxation for fire service was developed, the old system of only responding to and extinguishing fires of people that paid the contract fee was retired.
Today the Simpsonville Fire Department not only provides fire suppression services to the citizens and visitors of the District but we also provide medical first response, hazardous material response, confined space rescue, high angle rescue, swift water rescue, auto extrication, and service oriented response. In August of 2004 the Simpsonville Fire Department obtained our DHEC first response license to begin providing medical first response to the Intermediate level.