|The Belmont Fire Department was founded and organized in 1968 as the Belmont Fire
& Sanitation District, which it is still known as today. The first station located to the left
was on Augusta Rd. in the old Custom Woodcraft Cabinet Shop which was owned by
one of the original volunteer firefighters, Jake Ivester. That station only housed
apparatus and did not have any type of living quarters. Meetings back then were held
at the Augusta Acres Community Club located at the corner of Eastview Dr. and Patton
Dr. The house is still standing and owned by a private individual.
In 1969 the station located at #1 Fork Shoals Rd. (seen below), was constructed and
occupied until 2007 when the current station opened. From 2002 until 2006 the
|fire department maintained and staffed its only
sub-station located at 283 Lakewood Dr. The
Headquarters Station located at #1 Fork Shoals
Rd. had a training room, offices, sleeping quarters,
a day room, and a kitchen, along with some
storage. Eventually the back lot held a small
training tower and other training props. At its peak
it housed three (3) engines, a medium duty
service truck, and a brush truck. This station was
manned by a fulltime chief, three (3) fulltime
firefighters and supported by a group of dedicated
The current station located at 701 Fork Shoals Rd.
is a state of the art facility. Constructed and
|occupied in 2007. The current facility is
situated on five (5) acres of land. The rear of
the property contains the L.V. Davis Training
Center which was dedicated in May of 2014.
The current station is staffed by the Chief,
three (3) fulltime firefighters around the clock,
evening part time firefighters, and still to this
day a very dedicated group of volunteers.
The current station also has a 9-11 Memorial
Plaza located on the grounds which hosts an
Annual 9-11 Memorial Service every year on
the Anniversary of 9-11. The current cache
of apparatus housed at 701 Fork Shoals Rd.
is two (2) Engine Companies, a 100' Aerial
Platform, a Heavy Rescue, a Command
Vehicle, Greenville County ERT Trailer and
|many more specialized pieces of equipment. The future of the L.V. Davis Training Center will have a multiple story smoke and burn building,
confined space rescue props, high level and trench rescue props, a compressed gas prop, along with staging areas for vehicle extrication
training and more. Although small in size, the Belmont Fire Department and its dedicated staff are an Aggressive, Progressive Fire
Department always on the cutting edge of technological advancements within the fire service. Please stop by and take a tour of "Your" fire
department any time.