Tyger River Heritage
In 1980 the Zoar Volunteer Fire Department officially began servicing the Zoar and surrounding communities. Commissioned by Spartanburg County they would serve in this capacity until 1997 when it became beneficial for the Town of Lyman Fire Department and Zoar Fire Department to merge. Shortly after the merger was complete, the new combination department became known as the Tyger River Fire Service Area.
Currently, we have two Stations that are staffed 24 hrs a day and our department consists of 45 full -time, part-time and volunteers. Tyger River is led by Fire Chief James C. Redd, who has been with the department for 22 years. Together with Asst. Chief Shawn Harter, they manage the day to day operations.
Our Department serves all incorporated areas of the Town of Lyman as well as portions of western Spartanburg County. We provide services to over 17,000 residents and businesses in our 19 square mile response area. Along with fire suppression, motor vehicle accident and medical calls our department also devotes many hours to educating our residents and business owners in fire safety principles.
We are proud to be an ISO Class I rated department with personnel that exhibit a high level of training and dedication to keeping our community safe.