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Fire and Life Safety Educator Resources

All emergency responders should teach risk reducing strategies in their communities. The South Carolina Fire Academy (SCFA) has multiple programs to assist emergency responders in this area. Please click here to view current training opportunities offered by the SCFA under the “Community Risk Reduction/Public Fire Education” heading.

The Community Risk Reduction Section can offer assistance with public education to local responders and their respective fire departments. Use the link to the right to contact the Community Risk Reduction Section for further information.

2020 South Carolina Fire & Community Risk Reduction Summit

March 12, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
S.C. Fire Academy Denny Auditorium
141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 29203

Reduction of fire and life safety risk cannot be done by emergency professionals alone. An engaged and proactive community is necessary for effective risk reduction. Learn from our national and local partners how to reduce the risk of fire and other life safety concerns for you and your community. This free, daylong event is filled with speakers, vendors, and demonstrations. Lunch provided.

Register today:

Fire Service register by clicking here

Class Descriptions

5241: Fire and Life Safety Educator Quarterly Training

This course is designed to address the job performance requirements outlined in NFPA 1035 (Fire and Life Safety Educator). In addition to providing continuing education for fire and life safety educators, updates on state programs will be given and there will be an opportunity for professional networking. This class is also appropriate for public educators who work with emergency medical service and law enforcement agencies.

2020 Course Offerings

All dates are in the Fire Portal and you can register today. Class dates are on Mondays from 9am-4pm.

5241-20003 February 10, 2020
5241-20004 April 6, 2020
5241-21001 July 13, 2020
5241-21002 November 9, 2020

4165: Fire and Life Safety Educator I

This course is based on NFPA 1035, "Standard for Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator". The course is designed for the individual who will coordinate and deliver comprehensive community fire and injury prevention programs designed to eliminate or mitigate situations that endanger lives, health, property, or the environment. Topics include: a history of fire prevention education, learning styles, methods for effective teaching, public relations, high-risk populations, professionalism, developing life safety curricula, and evaluation & assessment.

Online Resources

Fire Safe South Carolina – Weekly Fire and Life Safety Educational Message
Book mark this link and visit every week for a new fire and life safety educational flyer. These cover relevant topics for the time of the year and are laid out in an appealing format.

Vision 20/20 Materials Generator
Using this new tool, you can generate customized door hangers, fliers and activity guides using proven fire safety messages with your logo and information that you can then download and print out.
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U.S Fire Administration: Public Prevention and Public Education
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) develops and delivers fire prevention and safety education programs in partnership with other federal agencies, the fire and emergency response community, the media, and safety interest groups.

Jonathan Jones,   State Fire Marshal

141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 29203

(803) 896-9800 | Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. | Monday - Friday except   State Holidays

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