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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

5241-19001
Firefighters click on the course code above to register through the Fire Portal.
July 23, 2018 9am – 4pm
EdVenture Children's Museum (Canal Room)
211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201

Topic: Community Risk Reduction for Target Risk Groups
Nationally, and in South Carolina, the elderly are at higher risk across multiple risk categories. Without risk reduction efforts, these risks could result in quality of life issues or possible death for this growing population. These same emergencies also strain local emergency services. The good news, with an understanding of the risk factors and associated pre-emergency interventions, emergency personnel can assist this population while reducing negative outcomes. Participants will gain valuable insight to engage mutually-beneficial relationships in local communities.

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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