Police and Fire

Earnest Rookard - Landrum Fire Department

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Earnest Rookard, a firefighter at Landrum Fire and Rescue, hasn’t been a firefighter for long, but had an idea of what he wanted to be when he grew up ever since he was just a boy.
Greer Citizen (GC): How long have you worked as a firefighter?
Earnest Rookard (ER): About 9 months.

Graduation day

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The South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s South Carolina Fire Academy graduated 16 recruits from its eight-week firefighter candidate school in Columbia recently. Area graduates included Boiling Springs Fire District’s Ezequiel Ramon and Zachary Chapman, and Pelham-Batesville Fire Department’s Logan Coley.

Mark Rollins - Landrum Fire Department

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Mark Rollins is Captain at Landrum Fire Department, and said he looks up to his coworker, who inspired him. Rollins, a firefighter for 13 years, has served at one location only: LFD.
Greer Citizen (GC): How did you become a firefighter?

Social media threats investigated

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On the morning of Wednesday, March 8, the Greer Police Department (GPD) received information about a possible threat of an active shooter at Greer Middle School. Officers immediately investigated the validity of the threat.

The threat stemmed from a social media post made by a third party about a verbal statement they heard.

Bobby Justice - Landrum Fire Department

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Bobby Justice, Safety Officer at Landrum Fire and Rescue, said his calling to join the fire service was rather easy: they simply asked him to join the team.
The Greer Citizen (GC): How long have you worked with Landrum Fire and Rescue?
Bobby Justice (BJ): Over 40 years.

Close call

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On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Greer Fire Department responded to a fire near downtown across from the Center for the Arts. According to Battalion Chief Carl McConnel with GFD, a backyard shed caught fire on Davis Avenue in Greer, resulting in a total loss of the structure.


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