Who we are


We are a combination paid/volunteer fire department in Berkeley County, SC.  Our primary coverage area is the unicorporated areas of Goose Creek.

The goals of the Goose Creek Rural Fire Department at to:

  • Respond to emergencies in a timely manner.
  • Provide non-emergency assistance to the community.
  • Cultivate and maintain a well-trained staff of personnel.
  • Work toward maintaining and improving our Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating to benefit the residential and business customers in our district.

Command Staff

  • Robert Maibach, Chief

  • Andrew Stevanus, Assistant Chief

  • Gary Melton, Battalion Chief

  • Calvin Benekin, Senior Captain

  • Corey Dickerson, Captain (Training Officer)