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South Carolina Fire Academy is partnering with Maryland Fire Rescue Institute to offer Fire Officer III to members of the state’s fire service. The course dates include Sept. 25-29 (1st week) and Oct. 16-20 (2nd week). The course objective is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to address the...

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer to this point.  I know all our member departments are anticipating receiving their 2017 Firemen’s Insurance & Inspection Fund distribution.  I would like to inform you of some changes for the Firemen’s Insurance & Inspection Fund. First, an...

Guest Post Life Safety Education Section’s Lee Levesque, Are you and yours ready to cross the finish line come this October? Are you certain that you are getting the right message out to the right people in a state where more people are dying by...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017Leading to New Volunteers

Among the many joys of my life as a son, brother, husband, father, and Papa there is another-serving Greenville County and the State of South Carolina as a Paramedic and Firefighter. This pathway was instilled in my life by the wonderful examples of my parents,...

 Second Quarter 2017 Market Commentary Market Summary:  Thankfully the stock market has forward-looking tendencies, as the prospect of double-digit growth in corporate profits easily overshadowed an increasingly partisan political climate in the second quarter. S&P 500 stocks gained 3.1% during the period, bringing the S&P...

By: Carter Jones Special Projects Coordinator Soon after being employed by the Firefighters’ Association in 2014, this writer discovered at the State Archives a Petition of Incorporation for “The S. C. Volunteer Firemen’s Association”, dated June 6, 1898. It is petitioned by eleven (11) individuals,...

by Firefighter Matthew Going, Firefighting seems like a glorious profession to have and a honorable way to volunteer. There is a ton of camaraderie in the fire service. It gives us a sense of belonging, of worth. You get to wear the badge proudly, wear the...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017Ready, Set, Go Train the Trainer

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Last month at the Fire Rescue Conference, the Association launched the “This is my fight” campaign in an effort to help prevent cancer among South Carolina’s firefighters.  The purpose of this campaign is to create greater awareness about the risk of cancer and show how...

I would like to take this time to thank our members and their guests who attended the 112th SCSFA Fire-Rescue Conference.  Your staff is already diligently preparing for the 2018 SCSFA Fire-Rescue Conference to be held in Columbia, SC.  There will be many exciting new...

Thursday, June 22, 2017Exciting News from the Foundation

The SC Firefighers’ Foundation is excited about our new fundraising app. With it we are shooting to raise 1 million dollars to support firefighters and their families. The app only cost $25.00, but when you use it to purchase things you normally buy at over...

Good Afternoon, We are pleased to announce an update for the 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs. Congress has allocated $100 million towards PDM and $175 million for FMA. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is assessing how they will...

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