Poplar Springs Fire Department

The Poplar Springs Fire Department was established in 1979.  At that time, the area now served was a largely rural area.  Most fire coverage came from neighboring departments.  The lack of a primary fire department was the beginning of the Poplar Springs Fire Department.  It began as an all volunteer department and a single two bay station.  It has now evolved into a combination department (both volunteers and full-time staff) covering over 49 square miles and serves a community with more than 11,600 people and three stations. Some of the services provided include the following: fire inspection and suppression, auto extrication, confined space rescue, medical first responder services, public education, fire prevention, and fire extinguisher training.​  The Poplar Springs Fire District is one of the fastest growing areas of Spartanburg County.