Leadership Institute Application

How to Apply

The deadline for submittal is August 31 at 5:00 PM.

Please review the information below as it will outline the criteria for this application. All applications will be evaluated by the Advisory Committee and submitted to the Executive Committee for final approval by the first of October. Questions to consider prior to applying:

  1. What goals do you expect to realize by participating in the Leadership Institute and how might achieving those goals enhance your ability to contribute to the South Carolina Fire Service?
  2. How do you expect your background, experience, and capabilities will contribute to the Institute and your fellow participants?

Submitting Your Application

Each applicant must submit the following items through the online application:

  • A professional resume
  • A letter of recommendation from the Chief of the applicant's Fire Department or a Past President or current Executive Committee member of the Firefighters’ Association
  • A letter of recommendation from an individual outside the fire service attesting to the applicant’s leadership skills and/or involvement in their community
  • An essay that answers the following three questions
    • Describe your most substantial professional achievement, from within or without the fire service, and why you view it as such.
    • What goals do you expect to realize by participating in the Leadership Institute and how might achieving those goals enhance your ability to contribute to the South Carolina Fire Service?
    • How do you expect your background, experience, and capabilities will contribute to the Institute and your fellow participants?

Please submit your application below.

Letter of recommendation from Chief of fire dept, or a past president or current member of the SC Firefighters Association Executive Committee

Letter of recommendation from an individual from outside the fire service attesting to the Applicant’s leadership skills or involvement in their community