The Irmo Fire District was founded in 1963, the Irmo Fire District is a special purpose district providing fire rescue services to approximately 28 square miles, comprising of two counties and one municipality with a population of approximately 43,000-46,000 citizens. Services are provided by use of two fire stations, six apparatus (1 Tower Ladder , 1 Rescue Ladder, 3 Engines and 3 Command Vehicle) and 43 career personnel, to include a Fire Marshal, Assistant Chief and Fire Chief, all who answer on average 3,800 calls for service annually.
All of the Town of Irmo is in the district regardless of whether it's in Lexington County or Richland county. From the town limits the district follows the county line down Interstate 26 to the Saluda River. From there it follows the river up to Lake Murray. From the Lake Murray Dam the district follows the shores of the lake to the Richland county line and then follows the county line back to the town limits. The Northlake Station is the primary station for the north end of the district. This area includes the Town of Irmo, parts of Quail Valley, Murraywood, and Coldstream, and all the lake areas. The Headquarters Station covers the rest of Quail Valley, Murraywood, and Coldstream, and extends down Bush River and St Andrews Roads to the interstate, county line, or the river.
The Town of Irmo has expanded to include areas of Broad River Road the extend to Bickely Road. Also included are property in the Dreher Shoals/Farming Creek/Muskrat Road area, Maps of these areas will be included when they become available.