SCSFA Hall of Fame
Individuals who receive the Hall of Fame Award are inducted into the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Hall of Fame. Those who receive the honor have left a clear mark on the state’s fire service and are recognizable by their peers at the state or regional level for their commitment and contributions.
The Association members honored in the Hall of Fame are recognized as trailblazers and for their contributions to South Carolina’s fire service and keeping their memory and legacy alive is important in preserving the Association’s history.
Visit the Hall of Fame
The SC Firefighters’ Hall of Fame is located in the Denny Auditorium of the SC Fire Academy. The Hall of Fame was originally located at the SC Fire Academy Administration Building of the Airport Campus from 1976 until 2003. The new location was re-dedicated on October 20, 2012.
Make a Hall of Fame Nomination
There is no limit to the number of individuals who can be inducted in one year, but the individuals inducted are expected to be of the highest quality and clearly worthy of recognition at the state level. Individuals must meet the following criteria:
- The nominee must be a member of the Association and must have been active in the South Carolina Fire Service for at least 15 years
- The nominee must have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the fire service beyond the local level. Participation in regional, state, and /or fire service endeavors are preferred. This may include active involvement in fire service legislation, codes, training, landmark state or regional fire service programs, etc.
- A South Carolina firefighter who dies in the line of duty will be inducted into the Hall of Fame automatically, independent of the criteria outlined above, provided the Subcommittee on Awards of the Executive Committee, finds no hard evidence that inducting the individual would discredit the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association.