city of greenville
A message from Chief Kovalcik to the Citizens of the City of Greenville
The Greenville City Fire Department was established in 1876 with the mission of saving lives and protecting property. Originally, this mission was accomplished solely by fighting fires. Although the fundamental mission remains the same, the Fire Department of today performs a much wider variety of duties. The staff of the Greenville City Fire Department carries out its modern day mission with an emphasis on fire prevention, public education, risk reduction, and hazard abatement, in addition to fire and rescue response and control. We still fight fire,
but we also respond to other emergency situations including vehicle extrications, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, high-angle rescue, structural collapse, swift water rescue, and any natural or man-made disasters.
Utilizing the Fire and Life Safety Codes adopted by City Council, the Building Codes Division and Fire Prevention Division provide an inspection and permitting program to make our built environment safer for all City residents, business owners, customers, and visitors. In addition, public fire and life safety education programs are presented year round to both general and select audiences through direct contact, special presentations, and media releases.
The men and women of the Greenville City Fire Department are committed to fulfilling our modern day mission and to continually improving our ability to meet the goal of making the City of Greenville as safe as possible its citizens.
Fire Alarm Monitoring Service Shutdown Set for July 1, 2011
Effective JULY 1, 2011, the City of Greenville will discontinue providing fire alarm
monitoring service and has hired a contractor who will begin the process of removing
all wires and hardware. To ensure that you and your property continue to be protected,
it is URGENT that you take immediate action to secure the services of a private
alarm company to monitor your fire alarm system.
Today, private alarm companies provide almost all of the fire alarm monitoring services
in the United States. Because private alarm companies compete with each other, they
are able to provide the best services at the most competitive pricing. The City of Greenville and
the Greenville City Fire Department urges all who previously used the city service to
be proactive in ensuring your safety by having your fire alarm monitoring service
switched over as soon as possible. In the meantime, please feel free to contact
the fire department office at 864-467-4445 with any questions.