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SAFER Grant and Volunteers

With Department of Homeland Security SAFER proceeds, the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association has been pleased to financially assist fire departments to provide training, fitness for duty physicals, and personal protective equipment for new volunteer firefighters in the following counties: Berkeley Calhoun Laurens Marlboro McCormick…

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Time is ticking away

As we approach the final 5 months of the 2013 SAFER grant awarded to the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association, opportunities still exist for adding at least 30 new trained firefighters in these counties:     Allendale Bamberg Berkeley Calhoun Chesterfield Dillon Edgefield Hampton Jasper…

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SCSFA Asking Departments to Complete New Recruitment Profile, Seeks Firefighters to be Featured in Recruitment Campaigns

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association’s SAFER grant-funded recruitment efforts include features to bolster your department’s presence on our soon-to-be revamped statewide recruitment website: SCVolunteerFire.org, as well as a casting call for volunteers who showcase the best of what our fire service has to offer….

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South Carolina Selects First Arriving to Lead Major Upgrade to Statewide Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Efforts

COLUMBIA, SC (February 26) – The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association has selected leading fire services agency First Arriving to drive new marketing programs aimed at growing the volunteer firefighter ranks throughout the state. The major components of the program include development of a new…

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South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Seeks Bids

The SCSFA is going mobile as it is soliciting bids for a trailer mounted mobile digital message board. Approval for acquiring the mobile message board came as a result of a recent amendment to our 2013 SAFER grant through the Department of Homeland Security. The…

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Recruitment Grant Adjustments

  As grant year 3 was nearing completion, we received permission to extend the proceeds of our SAFER grant for additional firefighters into an additional 5 counties of South Carolina. Those counties are: Dillon, Edgefield, Marion, Saluda, and Williamsburg. These areas are largely rural and…

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Seeking New Proposals

A recent amendment to our 2013 Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Responders grant is providing additional opportunities for communicating the need of volunteer firefighting personnel. These notices seek Request for Proposals for 2 separate activities-conducting a fire service needs assessment…

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2013 SAFER GRANT

  I was pleased to update attendees at our SC State Firefighters’ Association fall quarterly meeting last week at the South Carolina Fire Academy on the current status of our 2013 SAFER grant for recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. The intent of the grant…

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Leading to New Volunteers

Among the many joys of my life as a son, brother, husband, father, and Papa there is another-serving Greenville County and the State of South Carolina as a Paramedic and Firefighter. This pathway was instilled in my life by the wonderful examples of my parents,…

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Volunteering on Pinnacle Mountain

As a firefighter on the fire line during the Pinnacle Mountain Fire in upstate South Carolina, I was privileged to witness the amazing coordination and cooperation among local, state, and federal resources but in all my years as a firefighter, the outstanding contribution by so…

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