Officially organized in 1921, the Woodruff Fire Department dates back as far as the late 1800s, when local townsmen formed a bucket brigade for battling fires in the community. The brave men and women of this department, both past and present, have served Woodruff and the surrounding communities faithfully and willingly. This department strives to provide the best, most complete, and most cost effective services to our customers as possible. Our department has a rich history, of which we are all very proud.
The City of Woodruff Fire Department consists of three stations. We operate a fleet of three (3) engine companies, one (1) rescue / engine, two (2) service companies, one (1) tower ladder, two (2) wildland apparatus, one (1) command vehicle, and one (1) Polaris Ranger UTV used for special events and incidents inaccesable by our larger apparatus. We also have a fire safety smoke house that is used for public fire prevention courses at our schools and during local events.
Our department is staffed with the Fire Chief who works Monday through Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm, and three firefighters who work seven days a week 9:00am - 6:00pm. The Woodruff Fire Department also has a dedicated group of over thirty (30) volunteers. Our volunteer personnel support our paid suppression members during our staffed hours, and our volunteers are solely responsible for all calls for service and any / all fire department activities during our "unstaffed" hours from 6:00pm - 9:00am.
The department responds to approximately five hundred (500) calls for service annually. We serve the City of Woodruff and the surrounding communities in the Fire Service Area in Spartanburg County. The City of Woodruff Fire Department's fire district encompasses nearly sixty-five (65) square miles, making our call area the second largest fire district in Spartanburg County.
Our Locations :
- Headquarters (temporary facility) 307 East Hayne Street, Woodruff, SC 29388
- Station 2- 710 Cooper Bridge Road, Woodruff, SC 29388.
- Station 3- 103 Aiken Road, Woodruff, SC 29388
Phone Number: (864) 476-8121
Mailing address: 231 East Hayne Street, Woodruff, SC 29388
Our Mission Statement
The Woodruff Fire Department will strive to provide the most complete, adequate, and effective service available to the Citizens of the City of Woodruff and the surrounding Fire Service Area through training, effective team skills, and the support of our community. Each member will be held to a standard of pride, responsibility, and trust that exceeds that of normal expectations. We will serve the Citizens of the City of Woodruff and the surrounding Fire Service Area as we have since the inception of this department, thus our motto. Proudly Serving Since 1921
Our Fire Chief
Fire Chief Wade Godfrey's fire service background includes almost twenty years of experience. He began his career with the City of Woodruff in 2003, and since that time has held numerous positions within the Woodruff Fire Department. Chief Godfrey has served as the City of Woodruff's Fire Chief since June of 2010. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org