The Ashley River Fire Department


ARFD Honored For Heroic Rescue
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Welcome to the Ashley River Fire Department Web site. We hope that the information provided will be helpful to you and your family. The ARFD is a full service Fire Department that provides fire suppression, emergency medical, rescue, code enforcement and fire investigation services. Our mission is “To serve the Ashley River Fire District residents and visitors with high quality Fire and Emergency Services, minimizing the loss of life and property to man-made or natural disasters.”

The Ashley River Fire Department provides its services from one Fire Station strategically located just south of the Dorchester/Ashley Phosphate Road intersection in North Charleston.  We provide for the public’s safety by deploying and staffing a variety of emergency response vehicles.  In addition to firefighting, the Department cross-trains its staff to provide special services including emergency medical care, hazardous materials management and special rescue operations.

Our Department maintains two frontline Rescue Engines, one suppression Engine, a Heavy Rescue, a 75’ Quint (Ladder) truck, one F/T Command unit and a backup Squad/Command unit.  Additional resources include a Western Shelter mobile hospital trailer, 30KW mobile generator and fixed “POD” to support local and out of area natural or manmade disasters.  The Department also houses Dorchester County EMS Medic 6.  Department resources are available 24 hours a day for those in need.