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.  Here you will find the current Fire Rescue Chief as well as the previous Chief/Director of the two departments.

Joseph Tanner

Fire Rescue Chief

December 2015 - Present

Fred Crosby, II

Fire Rescue Chief

November 2012 - June 2015

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

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