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2020 Delegate Selection Closes Tomorrow

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the fire departments that have already selected their 2020 delegates Department’s Selected Delegates.   Two significant annual actions for SCSFA member fire departments are the selection of delegates and voting!  These key factors aid your departments…

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VIRTUAL FIRE-RESCUE 2020 CONFERENCE

  On behalf of President Keith Minick and the Executive Board of the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association, we invite you to the Virtual Fire-Rescue 2020 Conference, June 11-13, 2020.   Unfortunately, the uncertainties of COVID-19 led us to the decision to cancel our in-person…

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Covid-19 Earnings Limitation Exception And Retirement Contributions

On March 19, 2020 Governor McMaster approved A116 (H4014) requiring the Executive Budget Office to establish a COVID-19 Response account which will hold $45 million for use by the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) “for those purposes necessary for the health, safety and…

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SCSFA MODIFIES OFFICE OPERATIONS

  In an overabundance of caution on behalf of our staff and customer families; the SC State Firefighters’ Association office, located at 111 Westpark Blvd, will close to public access until further notice.   Our services offered to firefighters will continue.  Staff is available, if…

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Flood recognition awards

Since last year’s flooding event, the Association has learned that many fire departments performed significant water rescue missions. There were numerous missions to preserve life throughout the state and the Association wants to recognize first responders in front of our elected officials at a ceremony…

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Remembering the West, TX Fertilizer Explosion

Last Friday marked the two year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas that killed ten firefighters and three EMS responders. I had the opportunity today to sit in on a panel discussion of the events that lead up to that tragedy and…

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Oconee County hosts Leadership Institute

Throughout the weekend, Oconee County Emergency Services had the unique opportunity help develop future leaders in fire and emergency service. Oconee County played host to the members of the S.C. State Firefighters’ Association’s Leadership Institute. The Institute is offered to individuals to improve and develop…

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Ammonium Nitrate Awareness by Chief David Greene

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Recovery Effort to Continue on Chattooga River

Long Creek, S.C. – Recovery efforts for the body of Thomas Patrick Hill, a Florida resident, on the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River will resume tomorrow (Friday) at 7 a.m. “Our hearts go out to Mr. Hill’s family this evening,” said Scott Loftis, Incident Commander…

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E-Plan Response Tool Losing Funding

Many of you may know, some may not, but we are about to lose a significant response tool in South Carolina. Several years ago S.C. DHEC began utilizing the E-Plan database to manage facility Tier II chemical information. E-Plan was a project created by the…

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