Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah is an all volunteer fire department located in the northeastern corner of Kershaw County about 25 miles from Camden. We are a member of the Kershaw County Fire Service, serving the Mt. Pisgah, Buffalo, Abney, Gates Ford, and Timrod Communities. The Kershaw County Fire Chief oversees our department, along with the 11 other Kershaw County Stations. The Station Captain is the main officer in control of the department.
Being one of the first rural fire departments in Kershaw County, the department was started in 1967 by community members (See History page for more details). Today, we operate out of 2 stations that protects a primarily residential and agricultural area of 90 square miles, the largest district in Kershaw County. We provide fire protection, medical first response, automobile extrication, and community outreach/fire prevention services.
Currently we have 20 active volunteer members, 11 of which are certified to NFPA Firefighter I or higher level. 12 are certified Medical First Responders. We have an ISO RATING 5/10. We are dispatched to our calls by Kershaw County 911 Dispatch out of Camden.
We receive/provide mutual aid from/to Kershaw County Stations: 14 (Cassatt), 18 (Westville), 20 (Bethune) Lancaster County Stations: 7 (Flat Creek) , 11 (Kershaw) and Chesterfield County: Sandhill Fire Dept. We are funded by property taxes of the residents we serve, donations, and fundraisers. We are always needing volunteers and welcome anyone who wishes to do so to call 803-425-1522 or visit www.joinkcfs.com.