Training and Events

Providing continuing education training for firefighters is one of the core functions of the Association. Throughout the year, we host multiple events and provide training resources to our members.

These events include the annual summer conference, Fire Rescue, Fire Service Improvement Conference in January, Legislative Day in March, and quarterly training events. We also host special training events statewide throughout the year to include the SCSFA Leadership Institute.

Web-based training resources include SC Fire Training, Live Streaming, and social media posts from national and local training organizations and events.    Click here to learn and explore the training and events resources.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017Ready, Set, Go Train the Trainer

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Insurance and Retirement

Providing the highest quality of products at affordable pricing, continued education and great customer service for firefighters is one of the core functions of SCFIS. We continually update and provide industry resources and educational material to assist you In making the best decisions for you and your families.

Membership matters, so quick, easy and convenient ways to help benefit our members is priority! Click here to learn more, get free quotes and have access to all the resources you need!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017Exciting News from the Foundation

The SC Firefighers’ Foundation is excited about our new fundraising app. With it we are shooting to raise 1 million dollars to support firefighters and their families. The app only cost $25.00, but when you use it to purchase things you normally buy at over...

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Membership

Its more than a membership, it’s a partnership. Looking for membership information such as applications, benefits, Officers and Executive Committee reports, this is the place. This section also includes insurance and retirement information as well as 1% policies and forms. Click here to learn more.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017Exciting News from the Foundation

The SC Firefighers’ Foundation is excited about our new fundraising app. With it we are shooting to raise 1 million dollars to support firefighters and their families. The app only cost $25.00, but when you use it to purchase things you normally buy at over...

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Data and Record Keeping

Data and record keeping is a primary function of the Association. This section includes logins to the SCSFA member’s management system where members and chiefs can update their rosters and information.

This section also includes the links and download page that contains SOG samples, Statewide Mutual Aid resources and V.I.P. Program information.

Access to the Firefighter Cancer database can also be found in this section. Click here to learn more.

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Click the white button below to access the SCSFA Members Database.

Click the black button below to access the SCFA Fire Portal.

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I would like to take this time to thank our members and their guests who attended the 112th SCSFA Fire-Rescue Conference.  Your staff is already diligently preparing for the 2018 SCSFA Fire-Rescue Conference to be held in Columbia, SC.  There will be many exciting new...

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Stay informed and stay involved, keep your rosters updated so we can communicate with you. 

Recruitment and Retention

The goal of the SCSFA Recruitment and Retention staff is to assist local departments in establishing a sufficiently staffed, adequately trained, diverse, and safe cadre of new volunteer members of local fire departments and maintaining a healthy, well balanced and emotionally stable workforce.

We accomplish this through providing resources and personal interaction with departmental leadership, fire service members, local communities and organizations for recruiting and retaining volunteer fire and emergency responders.

For more information on recruitment and retention programs click here. This information includes scvolunteerfire.org, Sound of Sirens campaign, South Carolina Career and Technology Center Firefighting Program, and South Carolina FAST (Firefighter’s Assistance and Support Team).

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by Firefighter Matthew Going, Firefighting seems like a glorious profession to have and a honorable way to volunteer. There is a ton of camaraderie in the fire service. It gives us a sense of belonging, of worth. You get to wear the badge proudly, wear the...

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Life Safety Education

South Carolina has made life safety education a top priority in order to reduce fire fatalities in the State, educate the first responders, and educate our communities.

The life safety education section is dedicated in providing up-to-date risk reduction messaging, resources for smoke alarm blitzes, fire prevention week, community outreach, etc., and how to videos and other step by step training materials.

Click to view life safety and risk reduction messaging, resources and training.

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South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Life Safety Education Section PRESS RELEASE March 22, 2016 Fire Fatalities Far Outpacing Past Years – Action Needed! As of March 21, South Carolina has experienced 40 fire deaths this year. Firefighters everywhere stand with the S.C. State Fire Marshal...

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Heritage and History

The fire service of South Carolina has been left a rich history generally known only, valued and appreciated by a very few older generation firefighters. Little of the history of our State’s fire service has been preserved and that which is known of the past is usually found stored away in boxes and stored in obscure corners of a fire station.

While a handful of fire departments have preserved various items of memorabilia, little written history, and virtually no oral history, has been saved for future descendants to enjoy and from which to learn.

Join us in this history section to learn about South Carolina’s fire service past as we document its birth, growth, and contributions. Help us celebrate the deeds of brave men and women, their sacrifices, and contributions in the performance of duty and service to their great State. Click here to enjoy and learn about yesterday’s stories and history features.

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20 ARC Volunteers from across SC are currently deployed to IL, WI, CA, and Canada to assist with disaster relief efforts. #SCtweets #SCnews

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017Old Joe of Newberry

Probably one of the most famous fire horses in our state’s history was Old Joe of Newberry. In 1902, a freight train with livestock rolled into the town of Newberry, and in the car was a large Kentucky bay gelding standing “16 hands high and...

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