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Home Fire Sprinkler Week is May 16-22

May 16-22 is the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition’s 25th annual Home Fire Sprinkler Week, a week dedicated to advocating and promoting for the installation of home sprinkler systems.Fires are fast and can become deadly in less than 2 minutes. Old and new homes burn the…

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Explorer and Jr. Firefighter Competition to take place during Fire-Rescue

The annual Explorer and Junior Firefighter Competition is Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m. The competition consists of two events: Gear Donning and Team Hose Deployment. The family-oriented event is part of the 2021 Fire-Rescue conference at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.The competition is limited…

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Millions of dollars in grants help volunteer departments

Over five million dollars in Volunteer Strategic Assistance and Fire Equipment (V-SAFE) grants have been awarded to volunteer fire departments from all corners of South Carolina.A total of 182 fire departments representing 40 counties across the state will receive nearly $5.2 million in funding this…

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Registration for 2021 Fire-Rescue is open

Registration for the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association’s 116th annual Fire-Rescue conference is open on the Fire-Rescue website.

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Stingrays announce First Responders Appreciation Night

South Carolina’s only professional minor league hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays, is hosting First Responders Appreciation Night on Friday, April 16 when they go up against the Orlando Solar Bears.For $15, first responders will receive one ticket to the game, a Stingrays hat and…

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SCSFA Foundation Update

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Foundation is gearing up for an exciting summer. After the COVID pandemic put a stop to in-person events in 2020, Foundation Trustees are excited to see you soon.During the 2021 Fire-Rescue Conference, the Foundation is happy to announce the…

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Annual Memorial Service honors fallen heroes

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association annual Firefighter Memorial Service is a century-old tradition that recognizes and honors fallen firefighter heroes before family, friends, and peers. The event has evolved since the Association first recognized its fallen members at the first conference in the fall…

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SCSFA’s Leading Ladies Part II

The South Carolina Firefighters’ Association staff is passionate about the Association’s mission to serve the state’s bravest. Last week we spotlighted Ashley, Zorrina and Marcia – this week, meet the other half of SCSFA’s leading ladies.Jana Kassianos, 1% Accounting Services – [email protected]; 803.939.5900Jana has been…

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Delegate elections + meet candidates for 4th Vice President

It’s delegate selection season at the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association! Fire Chiefs or designees across the state are currently selecting their delegates who will be casting their vote during the 2021 Fire-Rescue Conference. The selection period ends at might May 28, 2021 and voting…

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Palmetto Heroes program provides SC firefighters with housing assistance

If you’ve browsed Zillow in the last six months looking for your first home, chances are the prices climb every time you visit the website or open the app. Demand is increasing the cost of homes across the state, up nearly 16 percent from 2020….

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