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SC Housing Announces 12 Years of Housing our Heroes

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (SC HOUSING) ANNOUNCES… 12 Years of Housing our Heroes $14 Million Available for the THE 2018 PALMETTO HEROES PROGRAM For POLICE OFFICERS-FIRE FIGHTERS-EMS-TEACHERS–NURSES–VETERANS-ARMY AND AIR NATIONAL GUARD  As of April 2, 2018 4.0% Interest Rate and Up to $6,000 in Down payment assistance  …

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The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association announces its new Executive Director

  The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association is proud to announce the selection of M. Kyle Minick as its new Executive Director.  Executive Director Minick comes to the Association from the City of North Charleston where he served as the Deputy Chief of Operations.  Chief…

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FY17 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant Program Open

We have received the following notification from FEMA indicating the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program application period is open through Senator Graham’s office: This serves as notification that the application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Fiscal…

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SCSFA Director of Administration Named

The SC State Firefighters Association is happy to announce the hiring of Ernest “Brick” Lewis as the new Director of Administration for the Association.  Brick comes to the Association from the Columbia Fire Department where he served as the department PIO. Brick’s duties will be…

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The Passing of Harry Girtman

We are sorry to inform you of the passing of a great friend and fire service icon, Harry Girtman. Harry was long a fixture of the Academy and of the Instructors Society, was irreplaceable, and certainly now will be missed. Shives Funeral Services of Columbia…

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SCSFA Director of Operations Announced

The Association is happy to announce the promotion of Ashley Boltin to the position of Director of Operations for the SC State Firefighters’ Association.  Ashley has been with the Association for 10 years and has held many positions offering her a unique opportunity to experience…

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South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association seeks new team member

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association is seeking a highly motivated person to join the team of member service professionals by adding the new position of Director of Operations. The Director of Operations reports directly to the Executive Director and supports the advocacy, education, safety,…

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Past President Skip Hannon losses his fight with cancer

Please join the Association Executive Committee and Staff, in our remembrance of the passing on Sunday October first, of our friend, mentor, and Past President Skip Hannon. Past President Hannon had to come SC from Pennsylvania with Mack Trucks of Winnsboro.  But he quickly he became a…

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Fall Program and Meeting Agenda

Fall Program and Meeting Agenda South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association S.C. Fire Academy – Denny Auditorium – 10:00 am November 2, 2016 Welcome and Opening Remarks – Skip Hannon Invocation – Rev. Gary Rogers Pledge of Allegiance Program “Historic Fires…Their Impact and Lessons Learned” Robert…

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Fall Quarterly Training and Meeting POSTPONED

Due to the weather activities of Hurricane Matthew and ongoing clean-up, rescues, power outages and rising of rivers, we have decided to POSTPONE our quarterly meeting until Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The Leadership Institute graduation will also be postponed until November 2nd. We are sorry for the delay, but we…

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