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09/20/21

What really belongs in the bay?

Cancer is running rampant in the fire service. Adjustments to...

09/17/21

SCSFA Representatives to EMS Working Group want to hear from you

The SC State Firefighters’ Association Representatives to the EMS Regulation...

09/13/21

Diesel exhaust considerations for your department

Diesel engines like power a wide variety of vehicles at...

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Cancer is running rampant in the fire service. Adjustments to what you keep in your apparatus bay plays in a big part in cancer prevention efforts.....

The SC State Firefighters’ Association Representatives to the EMS Regulation 61-7 Working Group want to hear from your Department. ....

Diesel engines like power a wide variety of vehicles at your station. But diesel exhaust is known to present several health hazards for firefighters, containing unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides. ....

Brad Bramlett, Piedmont Assistant Regional Forester with the South Carolina Forestry Commission, recently returned from Oregon where he served as a Public Information Officer for the Bootleg Fire. ....

One way to address bringing carcinogens into your fire station is to decontaminate equipment before bringing them into the station. In cases where this is not feasible, the concept of “zoning” spaces within the fire station must be used.....

The SC Forestry Commission is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA)/National Fire Plan (NFP) Grant. ....

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association is seeking one person to fill a three-year term on the SC Firefighter Mobilization Oversight Committee.....

Beaufort Fire Department Lieutenant Brittany Thorson didn’t know that she would save thousands when she refinanced her house just by being a member of the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association. ....

Health

Decontamination 101

Aug 23
2021

Last week, we shared the advantages of a flash hood exchange. This week, we’d like to expand on when you should exchange your hood - and add gloves to your exchange list.....

As more South Carolina fire departments adopt safer cancer risk reduction measures, cleanliness has become the norm to ensure the least amount of exposure.....