Sprouse and Haynes promoted at Glassy Mountain Fire

Published 10:34 pm Monday, August 26, 2013

Glassy Mountain Fire Department has promoted Jason Sprouse to Captain, C Battalion and Tiffany Haynes to the career staff, C Battalion.

Prior to joining Glassy Mountain Fire Department (GMFD), Sprouse worked at ArvinMeritor, Arden, N.C. for 12 years.



He was a cadet for nearly three years with the Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue in North Carolina as well. Sprouse has been with GMFD since 2008, first as a volunteer and in 2010 he became a member of the career staff.

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A firefighter II, emergency medical technician-I (EMT) with advanced auto extrication, Sprouse was awarded the GMFD Volunteer of the Year in 2009 and GMFD Career Staff of the Year in 2011. A native of North Carolina, Sprouse lives in Marietta, S.C. with his wife and son.



Before becoming a firefighter, Haynes worked as a head chef, a disc jockey and a photographer.

She has served as a volunteer with GMFD since 2010. She is a firefighter II, EMT, fire and life safety educator and a hazardous materials technician. Haynes lives in the Blue Ridge area with her two sons.

The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area was established in 1987 for the purpose of organizing a volunteer fire department to provide fire/safety protection and a first response emergency unit within the community. The Glassy Mountain Fire Service Area covers almost 56 square miles.

The service area protects a population of 7,500 residents in the area known as The Dark Corner in northern Greenville County, which stretches from the east at the Spartanburg County line on Hwy. 14 to the west of Hwy. 25 and begins in the south near Hwy. 414 to the North Carolina state line. The District operates five fire stations – Glassy Mountain (Headquarters), Beaver Dam, Oak Grove, Dividing Water and Cliffs, with about 40 volunteer firefighters and first responders.

– article submitted

by Sharyn Arnold