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History of the Una Community Fire Department
The Una Community Fire Department was created in 1959 through the Una Water District. Throughout the years the department has progressed to a state of the art fire service provider. What started out as a pieced together department with donated apparatus and personnel with minimal training is now a department with modern day apparatus, equipment, and highly trained professionals.
With the start of the department, the wives of the firefighters had a list of members names they were to call when a fire alarm came in and each would do their duty to get the firefighters on their way to the call. The next dispatching step was a siren that sounded off letting everyone know that there was a fire. This siren is still being used today as part of the county emergency warning system. Today Spartanburg County fire departments, ambulance squads and E.M.S. are dispatched through a county wide enhanced 911 system.
Below you will find the information that we have at this time on the people and events that have helped to shape the Una Community Fire Department into what we have today.
If you have or know of any thing that should be added to this page, please call or email us with the information. We will research it and then add it to our history.
Pictured (from l to r): 1st Row: John Fowler, Boyce West, Carl Gibbs, Joseph Dudley White, Billy Fowler, 2nd Row: R.B. Hayes, John Waldrop, J.J. Cochran, Clint Hall, Larry Smith, Oren Bagwell, Carl Smith, John Fowler Jr. 3rd Row: Bobby Bowers, Marvin Smith, Don Hill, Carl Bowers, Buddy Hadden, Top: Leonard Boles, Bob Crib, and the Mascot - Hard Rock
Pictured (from l to r): Harry Barnett, Jeff Hadden, Johnny Worthy, Dennis Sisk, Buddy Hadden, Frank Jenkins Jr., Carl bowers, Alan Sisk, Tony Acton, 2nd Row: Bill Page 3rd row: Jackie Fuller, Ronnie Barnes (Chief), Carl McAbee, Donnie Rollins, David Halford, Roy Jenkins, Frank Jenkins, Patty Halford, Walt Smith, Lee Acton, Terry Jenkins, Dennis Hyatt (Captain), Cleve Smith, Donald Sisk (Asst. Chief), Tom Chambers
Pictured (from l to r): (Back Row) Robert Hurst, Danny Lemmons, Jeff Hadden, Buddy Hadden, Donald Sisk, Paul Sisk, Danny Gulledge, John Dean, Michael Pace (Front Row): Brian Rivers, Tony Acton, JR James, Danielle Henry, "Chief", Andy Sears, Ann Howell, Steve Howell, Travis Hale
Pictured (from l to r): (Kneeling) Ted Shelton, Phillip West, Jeff Howard, Justin Howard, Cody Weathers, Jackie Fuller, Andy Sears, Trey Jenkins (Standing): Captain Buddy Hadden, Captain Todd Dorsey, Chief Jeff Hadden, Tommy Dorsey, Brian Cothran, Michael Dorsey, Jesse Harper, Ashley Hill, Dallas Miller, Arrin Matthews, Rebecca Cothran, Eddie Haden, Lieutenant Ashley Norfolk, Sergeant Tony Acton, Asst. Chief Harold Jenkins, Asst. Chief Kenny Matthews