Mission & Goals
The mission of the Officer Section of the Association is to provide information, education, services and representation to both volunteer and career officers. Section membership is available to those individuals who are at the rank of Lieutenant and above and are Regular, Affiliate or Associate members of the SC State Firefighters’ Association.
The goal of the Section is to enhance professionalism and service to the community by distributing training and networking information such as fire service legal considerations for volunteer and career officers, budgeting process and procedures, legislative updates, One Percent procedures and issues, recruitment and retention, diversity, grant applications, apparatus specifications and purchase, and more.
Fire Officer Academy
Fire Officer Academy: The Company Officer is an initiative designed to further develop leaders in the fire service. The program utilizes a blended learning environment – both in and outside the classroom – so that students have both the knowledge and hands-on experiences necessary to succeed as a company officer with their department. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from the South Carolina Fire Academy. Participants must be Fire Officer I certified prior to enrolling in the program.
May 16-20, 2022
- Section Chair – Andrew Morris, City of Newberry Fire
- Section 1st VC - Chris Kip, Columbia Fire
- Section 2nd VC – Nick Ray, North Spartanburg Fire
- Section Secretary – Corey Shealy, City of Newberry Fire
- Past Section Chair –Rickie Jenkins, Dorchester County Fire
Join the Officers Section
Section membership is available to those individuals who are at the rank of Lieutenant and above and are Regular, Affiliate or Associate members of the SC State Firefighters’ Association.