The Department is led by Fire Chief Neal Dickenson, who is appointed by the City Manager. The Fire Chief is responsible for the day-to-day operations and administrative functions of the Department.
The City of Abbeville Fire Department is a combination department consisting of paid and volunteer firefighters. The Department is classified by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) as a Class 3 Department serving 6 square miles.
The mission of the Abbeville City Fire/Rescue department is to protect life and property through public education, prevention, and the appropriate response to fire, medical emergencies, and other hazardous situations while serving our community in the most fiscally responsible way possible.