Abbeville County Fire Department

Fire Marshal

Physical: 17 Old Calhoun Falls Road
Mailing: 903 W. Greenwood St., Suite 1400
Abbeville, SC 29620

Phone: (864) 366-6444
Fax: (864) 366-6445
Dispatch: (864) 366-8451

Chuck Bagwell, Battalion Chief Aerial Operations

Paul Parnell, Maintenance Chief

Battalion Chief & IT/Webmaster

Burning Permission

Need to burn yard debris in the county? Call 1-800-895-7056.


Our Headquarters Station opened in August 2003. The Headquarters Station houses the Fire Marshall’s Office, Maintenance Division, Training Division, and numerous pieces of apparatus. Our Headquarters Station is the product of several years of effort between the Fire Marshall, County fire Commission, and County Council to update and combine the previous divisions of the County Fire Services which were all in separate county buildings. The new facility is state-of-the-art and will easily carry Abbeville County into the future. The Headquarters Station is located off Hwy 28 by-pass, east of Abbeville off Hwy 72.


2004-2005 Grant Awards

The listed Abbeville County Stations received Federal Grants for 2004-2005 so far. These grants are matching funds grants each station applied for and were awarded from the

Assistance to Firefighters Federal Grant. Congratulations to each station!

Sharon VFD
Operations & Firefighter Safety $56,875.00 2004
Operations & Firefighter Safety $36,447.00 2005

Cold Spring VFD
Operations & Firefighter Safety $81,162.00 2004
Firefighting Vehicle (tanker) $198,000.00 2005

Antreville VFD
Operations & Firefighter Safely $82,832.00 2004

Donalds VFD
Operations & Firefighter Safety $54,374.00 2004

Calhoun Falls FD
Operations & Firefighter Safety $71,977.00 2004

Broadmouth – Turkey Creek
Operation & Firefighter Safety $42,410.00 2004

Operations & Firefighter Safety $43,698.00 2005

Operations & firefighter Safety $66,295.00 2005

Headquarters Station 20
Fire Prevention $53,865.00 2004

Total grant fund into Abbeville County $934,946.00 “OUTSTANDING”

Several other stations have applications in now, hoping to be awarded soon.

Fire Commission

Term of Office: 3 Years


Membership: Appointed


Meeting Schedule:

Staff Liaison: Tim Williams, Fire Marshal

Member Position Term
Johnny Stansell Lowndesville District 04 3 years
Kenneth Bryant Monterey District 09 3 years
William Whitmire Edgewood District 06 3 years
Greg Fleming Keowee District 05 3 years
Austin Hammonds Sharon District 01 3 years
Robbie Holley Broad Mouth/Turkey Creek District 11 3 years
Jesse Karls Antreville/McGill District 03 3 years
Austin Mullet Cold Spring District 02 3 years
Joseph Whitwood Long Cane District 08 3 years
Bill Wilson Bethia District 11 3 years
Jason Whitwood Donalds District 07 3 years

County Stations and Chiefs

Station 1 Sharon VFD
Brian Parnell, Chief

Station 2 Cold Spring VFD
Jay Raber, Chief

Station 3 Antreville and McGill VFD
James Wilson, Chief

Station 4 Lowndesville VFD
Andrew Holley, Chief

Station 5 Keowee VFD
Hank OShields, Chief

Station 6 Edgewood VFD
DK Saylors, Chief

Station 7 Donalds VFD
Ronnie Vaughn, Chief

Station 8 Long Cane VFD
PJ Jones, Chief

Station 9 Monterey VFD
Curtis Brown, Chief

Station 10 Due West City Fire Department
Roy McClain, Chief

Station 11 Broadmouth – Turkey Creek VFD
Timothy Jones, Chief

Station 12 Calhoun Falls City Fire Dept.
Darrell Manning, Chief

Station 14 Bethia VFD
Kevin Busby, Chief