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USFA Seeks Public Feedback

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Retired Fire Chief Tim Cobb Passes

Retired Piedmont Park Fire Chief Tim Cobb passed suddenly in the early evening of Monday, January 8, 2018. 

His funeral arrangements will be as follows:

Visitation on Friday 1/12/2018 at Praise Cathedral Church in Greer from 10 am until 12 pm.  The Funeral Service will begin at 1 pm at Pr…

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Former Lake Cunningham Fire Department Chief Passes Away


Former Lake Cunningham Fire Chief and SCSAFC Past President Stan Crout passes away at the age of 70 in his home on December 11, 2017.  He was the President of the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs  from 1998-1999.  The South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs and …

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Congressional Fire Institute AFG/SAFER Reauthorization

The ISFSI Board of Directors encourages all ISFSI members to exercise their right to vote.  

On August 2nd the Senate approved by unanimous consent S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act.  The bill reauthorizes the Assistance to Firefighters, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergen…

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New Superintendent Named for State Fire Academy


Chief Dennis Ray has accepted the position of South Carolina Fire Academy Superintendent, and will assume his new duties Dec. 1, 2017. In his new role, he will also serve as an Assistant State Fire Marshal.

“This is a once-in-a-career opportunity for me to lead an incredibly talen…

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2018 Wildfire Mitigation Awards now accepting nominations. Nominate today!


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International Association of Fire Chiefs

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Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) / National Fire Plan (NFP) Grant

The SC Forestry Commission is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA)/National Fire Plan (NFP) Grant.  This grant is often referred to as the "forestry" grant wit…

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2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that the 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant application period will officially open on August 14, 2017. The PDM Program is authorized under …

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Support the Re-authorization of the AFG and SAFER Grant Programs

From the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs.                                                                     

Please look at the link attached. Senator John McCain has sponsored to re-authorize the AFG and SAFER Program. Go to cosponsors and see that t…

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Gene Ball Receives Fritz Turner Award

Former Orangeburg County fire director receives top state award for fire chiefs

ORANGEBURG TIMES AND DEMOCRAT                                                                        

Former Orangeburg County Fire Director Gene Ball has received the state's t…

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The following information is being shared from a post released by the Congressional Fire Services Institute:

Despite the appearance of gridlock on Capitol Hill, Congress addressed a number of important legislative issues benefiting our nation's fire and emergency services this…

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The following information is being shared from a post released by the Congressional Fire Services Institute:

In the early morning hours of Monday, May 1st, Congressional leaders introduced H.R. 244, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, a $10.7…

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Fund has been set up for first responders from Gatlinburg, TN

The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association has established the Gatlinburg Public Safety Employees Wildfire Relief Fund to aid those Gatlinburg Firefighters and Police Officers who lost their homes and contents in the fire, which in part spread from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park into the easte…

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Greenville County Fire Fighters and Deputies to Deploy for Hurricane Relief

45 Greenville County Fire Fighters and 6 Sheriff’s Deputies Will Leave Tomorrow in Preparation

The Greenville County Fire Chiefs’ Association, in preparation for Hurricane Matthew’s impact on South Carolina, announced today that a coordinated effort among Greenville County fire departments and …

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South Greenville County Fire Service Icon Passes

With Respect

William Mimms "Billy" Campbell, 75, of Pelzer, husband of Sandra Thrasher Campbell, passed away September 12, 2016. 

Billy was a member of Cedar Shoals Baptist Church, a United States Navy Veteran and retired Chief of South Greenville Fire District.

In addition to his wife, he…

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Your Jurisdiction CAN’T VOTE - Unless You Act NOW!



Opponents of home fire sprinklers failed in their initial effort to eliminate sprinklers from the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC). All five anti-sprinkler proposals considered by…

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AT&T FireRescue GPO Deal - Forwarded from Southeastern IAFC

Greenville City Fire Department and Boiling Springs Fire District to Host Carolina Brotherhood Ride Participants on July 25

(Greenville, SC) Founded in 2012 by two Charlotte Fire Department members, the Carolina Brotherhood is an annual cycling event comprised of active duty and retired firefighters and police officers who ride to honor first responders who have died in the line of duty in South Carolina and North Caroli…

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In Upstate South Carolina

Boiling Springs Fire District to Bolster Emergency Medical Care

DHS to Fund Paramedic Training and Equipment for Greenville County Fire District

(Greenville County, SC / June 21, 2016) Officials with the Boiling Springs Fire District announced that medical care in emergency response calls is …

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Congress Defeats Legislation Introduced to Increase Weights and Lengths of Tractor Trailer Trucks

In late 2015, legislation seeking to increase the weights and lengths of tractor trailer trucks were both defeated in Congress.  It was a huge victory for highway safety and the integrity of our infrastructure, but unfortunately, it’s only temporary.  We have already seen the same legislation introd…

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