About Us

 About the Duncan Chapel Fire District

The Duncan Chapel Fire District is a property tax supported Special Purpose District in Greenville County, South Carolina. It was created by a favorable vote of its residents and enacted to existence by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina.  The District provides fire protection, life safety, rescue, and medical services to approximately 7,700 permanent residents  in an area encompassing approximately eight square miles.In the center of the District resides the 800 plus acre campus of Furman University which was annexed into the City of Travelers Rest in early 2013.   Flanking two sides of the Furman University campus are US Highway N. 25 By-Pass and South Carolina State Highway 276.  These two highways carry over 38,400 vehicles daily through the Duncan Chapel Fire District (DCFD).


Additional critical infrastructure within the Duncan Chapel Fire District includes the newly developing campus of the Holmes Bible College, approximately three miles of the Swamp Rabbit Trail, and a communications compound at the top of Paris Mountain consisting of towers and repeaters that support several local, state, and federal communications systems for essential service providers.

The Duncan Chapel Fire District protects and serves the properties, citizens, and visitors of the District as best as possible with a personnel roster of 24 members; 11 career paid personnel and 13 volunteer responders from one station.  In 2013, Duncan Chapel Fire District responders answered 508 calls for service as well as provided event stand-by coverage on the Furman University Campus with emergency personnel.


The Duncan Chapel Fire District Commission holds its regularly scheduled meeting on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month at seven o’clock in the evening, although meetings may be added or rescheduled, as needed for the operation of the District. Meeting notices and agendas are posted at the District’s headquarters at 5111 Old Buncombe Road, Greenville, SC 29617 and HERE in the District’s web site.

2018 Regular Meeting Schedule

January 23 • February 27 • March 27 (Rescheduled to March 22) • April 24 • May 22 • June 26 • July 24 • August 28 • September 25 • October 23  • November 27 • December 25  (Will Be Rescheduled)

2017 Regular Meeting Schedule

January 24 • February 28 • March 28 • April 25 • May 23 • June 27 • July 25 • August 22 • September 26 • October 24 (Canceled) • November 28 (Rescheduled to November 9) • December 26  (Rescheduled to December 15)

2016 Regular Meeting Schedule

January 26 • February 23 • March 29 • April 26 • May 24 • June 28 • July 26 • August 23 • September 27 • October 25 • November 29 (Rescheduled to November 15) • December 27 (Canceled)