The Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District is a Special Purpose District composed of 6 Board Members from Horry and Georgetown Counties. Fire Department operations are under Chief Norman Knight's control with assistance from the Asst. Chief, the Administrative Assistant, EMS Captain, Training Captain and Fire Inspector. These individuals make up the M.I.G.C. FD Administrative Staff.
The core group of Emergency Responders for the District are shift based, and work a "24 on, 48 off" schedule. Each shift is headed by a Captain who oversees 12 career Firefighter/EMTs and 2 part-time EMS personnel.