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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.

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.

Next Course Offering

Firefighters click on the course code above to register through the Fire Portal.
February 26, 2018 9am – 4pm
EdVenture Children's Museum (Canal Room)
211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201

Topic: Combating South Carolina’s Opioid Epidemic
Opioid deaths in South Carolina are exponentially on the rise. To combat this increasing trend, in December 2017, S.C. Governor Henry McMaster declared a statewide public health emergency. State agencies, health care professionals, and law enforcement leaders are working together to curb opioid abuse and addiction. The Reducing Opioid Loss of Life (ROLL) program is part of an ongoing initiative to identify, treat, and report opioid drug overdoses in South Carolina. First responders will learn about the risks of opioid use and how to minimize opioid overdose deaths to save lives. This training has been approved for continuing education units (CEUs) for Emergency Medical Technicians (all levels) through S.C. DHEC Bureau of EMS.

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.

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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.

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