Fountain Inn Fire Chief to Retire this Month

July 7, 2022

With over 26 years of service to the city, Chief Ronnie Myers has genuinely dedicated his career to the betterment of Fountain Inn.

“As a city leader, I witness firsthand the extraordinary work and service the city staff does daily to ensure our residents have the best quality of life,” said Shawn Bell, Fountain Inn City Administrator. “Everyday employees at all levels of our city do extraordinary things to make our lives better and our city stronger. Public service is challenging, so it is always a great pleasure to celebrate the retirement of those who have dedicated their life to our city.”

This month Fire Chief Ronnie Myers will officially retire from the City of Fountain Inn. The City of Fountain Inn is very grateful for his leadership and vision of the Fountain Inn Fire Department.

Myers began his fire safety career with the City of Fountain Inn in 1992 as a volunteer fire fireman.  He became a full-time fireman in 1996 and has served the Fountain Inn Fire Department at every level.

In the past few years, the fire department has faced unprecedented challenges with the public health crisis. With Myers’ leadership, the fire department has faced these challenges and brought strength, healing, and hope to our community.

Long before health and emergency care was a daily discussion and concern with COVID, Chief Myers and the Fountain Inn Fire Department were collaborating to advance the standard of care provided as first responders.

At the beginning of 2020, the City of Fountain Inn decided that all firefighters would become EMT certified. The training was also brought in-house to ensure continuity of training in the future. This extra training has proven to be the difference between life and death for residents.

Due to years of forward-planning, Chief Myers and the Fountain Inn Fire Department were ready to serve residents during the most acute health crisis of our lifetime.

Chief Ronnie Myers’ leadership and accomplishments have left an indelible mark on the Fountain Inn community.

Congratulations on your retirement, Chief Myers, and thank you for your service!