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Thursday, December 5, 2019December…A Deadly Month In Fire History

We are now well into the winter months, and for all of us it’s important to be reminded that fire safety should be a central focus as we go about our busy lives.  Whether it’s at work, on shopping outings, taking in concerts/movies/church services, or...

FREQUENCY OF REPORTING FIREFIGHTER INJURIES Purpose: The purpose of the Phase III Research Study is to determine frequency of firefighter injuries and the various injury reporting processes. Participants will be asked to complete an online survey at the end of each on-duty shift**. The approximate...

Did you know that the South Carolina State Firefighters Association was created just for you? That’s right; our State Firefighters Association was created and operates today to provide you, the South Carolina Firefighter a place to receive world class benefits, programs and training opportunities that...

Thursday, October 24, 2019Wills for Heroes – Florence County

Preparing a will is an uncomfortable reminder of our mortality and surrendering to the inevitable. According to a November 12, 2007, Forbes magazine article, a Harris Interactive survey done for lawyers.com that found that 55% of the general population had no will and those numbers are even...

Monday, October 21, 2019Finance and Audit Committee

My name is Marquis Solomon and I am your chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee for your South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association. Our committee has six (6) total members, one (1) serves as the Finance and Audit committee chair who also serves as one...

The SC State Firefighters’ Association is now searching for its next Executive Director.  This would be the 6th Director in the 114 year history of the Association and represents the daily leadership position for the 17,500 member organization. The Executive Director’s position is a multi-varied...

This year Fire Prevention Week will take place from October 6th through the 12th.  In most cases, Fire Prevention Week extends to the entire month of October and provides a unique opportunity not only to educate community members, but also to build community equity with those...

Friday, September 6, 2019SCSFA Launches New Cancer Surveys

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association’s Health & Safety Committee and Legislative Committee have collaborated to continue the Association’s Firefighter Cancer Campaign – “This is my fight”. To keep this initiative moving forward, two surveys from SurveyMonkey are being disbursed to our membership.  One survey...

Monday, August 26, 2019Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant

The South Carolina Forestry Commission administers the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) grants program in the Palmetto State, awarding varying amounts of financial assistance to rural/volunteer fire departments every year. The grants are used by the volunteer fire departments to organize, train and equip themselves to...

As this year’s President of the Life Safety Section of the SC State Firefighters’ Association, I invite you to this year’s Life Safety Education Conference.  The members of the conference committee have worked very hard to make this conference both beneficial and cost effective for...

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association (SCSFA) welcomes Joe Palmer, past SCSFA Executive Director as a consultant to assist with the duties of the Executive Director for an interim period.  Palmer served as the Associations’ Executive Director for nearly 10 years and is currently with...

Friday, June 7, 20191% – Use It Wisely or Lose It!

Over the past year, the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association’s 1% staff have been assisting departments across the state to better understand the policies and procedures of the Firemen’s Insurance & Inspection Fund.  After a Legislative Audit Council (LAC) 2018 audit, the Association’s Supervisory Committee...

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