Bryan Riebe

Bryan Riebe

Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

Phone: 864-313-0205
Email: bryan@scfirefighters.org

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Bryan is a near 40-year veteran of emergency services in Greenville County, SC. While serving as Chief of the Glassy Mountain Fire Department, Bryan’s interest in volunteer recruitment provided opportunities him to assist the association’s efforts.  He retired as Chief in 2013 but volunteers with the Tigerville Fire Department. Bryan is currently enrolled at Columbia Southern University to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service. Besides his family, Bryan’s interests outside the public arena include his church, deer hunting and when he can find the time, swinging a golf club. Chief Riebe is an IFSAC Fire Officer II and Instructor I

My Latest Blog Posts

Thursday, May 3, 2012Thank You Volunteers

Students of history recognize this past Wednesday, April 18 as a pivotal day in the life of our nation. On that same day 70 years ago, Jimmy Doolittle and his Tokyo Raiders launched their B-25 bombers from the deck of the USS Hornet. The raiders...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012Behind the Curtain

Having attended regularly since 1997, last week’s South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Fire Rescue Conference was indeed a richly rewarding experience for me. Early registrations were at an all time high, and the exhibit hall brimmed with vendors. The “Hands-On Training” classes were well attended,...

Listen to our latest podcast to hear an interview between Chief Billy Gibson and Chief Bryan Riebe as they tell us about an exciting announcement regarding volunteer recruitment and retention.   Subscribe to the SC FireWire Podcast:

Friday, September 7, 2012My Experience at FRI Denver

As a three-time attendee at a Fire-Rescue International-Global Forum for Leadership conference, I left Denver sensing the same thing I had at the other events in Atlanta.  Simply put, I left Denver totally re-energized to carry out the tasks of our great profession. My focus...

MARCH 7, 2013, COLUMBIA, S.C. This week, representatives of the S.C. State Firefighters’ Association (SCSFA) began grant award presentations in the amount of $7500.00 to six high school training centers throughout the state. The proceeds are the result of a Federal grant, known as the Staffing...

It’s always a great time to be a volunteer firefighter and none more so than these very days in our great state of South Carolina. As a former and now soon-to-be again volunteer firefighter, I know schedule conflicts make it difficult to attend all the courses...

Wednesday, March 5, 2014PRESS RELEASE: CATE Center Grant Awards

PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 27, 2014, COLUMBIA, SC …The South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) received a SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Responders) grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012. The grant provides a total of $180,000 for the annual awarding...

Thursday, March 6, 2014Heroes Listen, Answer, and Serve

Communities Respond to the Sound of Sirens In the early days of our nation, we had town criers who kept faithful watch over the city. They alerted residents of fires and summoned firefighters with their vocal calls to action. Today, we have mechanized fire sirens which are...

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (SCSFA) announced today that eight South Carolina technical schools are sending 15 individuals who will compete in the firefighting section of the SkillsUSA South Carolina Championships on April 4 at the Anderson County Fire Department Training Center.  The awards...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 16, 2014 The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (SCSFA) recently announced the awarding of a $1.5M Staffing for Adequate Fire Emergency Responders grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Bryan G. Riebe, Recruitment/Retention Coordinator for the SCSFA stated that over the...