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South Carolina Fire & Community Risk Reduction Summit

A Message from FireSafe South Carolina……    You are invited to the Thursday, Feb. 7 Summit being held at the S.C. Fire Academy Denny Auditorium in Columbia. The daylong event is filled with speakers, vendors, and demonstrations from our national and local partners. Lunch will…

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Announcing 2019–2020 AirMedCare Network Open Enrollment

Message from your SCSFA Benefits Committee… Dear South Carolina Firefighter, Great News! The South Carolina Firefighter’s Association (SCFA) has arranged for AirMedCare Network (AMCN) to provide South Carolina Firefighters with a special “firefighters – only” discounted rate.   Annual Membership Fees for South Carolina Firefighter’s…

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Officer Section KickOff Meeting

Mark your calendars, September 27th, for the “Kick Off” meeting of the new Officers’ Section sponsored by the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association. The meeting will begin at 10:00 A.M. at the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association (112 Westpark Blvd. Columbia 20210)  where ample parking is…

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S.C. State Firefighters’ Association Officers Section – JOIN TODAY

A few years ago, the SC State Firefighters’ Association changed the by-laws to allow for the formation of Sections. A Section is a group of Association members with like interests and goals. At Fire-Rescue 2018, the Association announced the creation of a brand-new Section, the…

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S.C.’s new personal emergency app, new SCEMD website

Residents in South Carolina now have a new mobile tool to help them be personally prepared for large-scale emergencies, such as hurricanes. The S.C. Emergency Management Division recently unveiled the SC Emergency Manager, a smartphone app designed for users to build their own emergency plans,…

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Foundation Stair Climb

Association Members, The South Carolina Firefighters Foundation is reaching out to our Association members, partners, families and friends to consider supporting us in the First Annual Foundation Stair Climb.  This event will consist of a race / climb to the top of tallest building in…

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The Spartanburg Fire Department is hosting “How Will You Deal With An Active Shooter?”

The Spartanburg Fire Department is hosting Chief Otto Drozd of the Orange County Fire Rescue Department to talk about his department’s response to the Pulse Nightclub shooting, and about his work as part of the new NFPA 3000 committee. This committee has created a national…

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EMD FY 2019 Hazardous Materials Planning & Training Grant Packages

FY 2019 Hazardous Materials Planning & Training Grant Packages have been mailed.  A copy of the application for the federal Hazardous Materials Emergency Planning (HMEP) grant program has been sent to all South Carolina “Local Emergency Planning Commission” (LEPC) offices. The deadline is May 15,…

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SC Fire Academy Class Offerings

NFA’s Command and Control for Incident Operations March 19 – 24, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SCFA Columbia Campus During this free six-day NFA course, fire officers are introduced to the Incident Command System (ICS), and study proper command techniques for control and extinguishment…

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S.C. Fire Academy hosting a free 6-day Fire Inspection Principles class

  NFA’s Fire Inspection Principles I is a free six-day course that introduces the student to the fundamental methodology for application of fire and life safety codes and standards. Although it contains many of the basic principles of code enforcement, more experienced code inspectors and…

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