Most marina fires start aboard an individual boat. Many of the common fire prevention tips for homes also apply to boats.
When choosing a marina, check around for fire protective measures such as fire extinguishers, cleanliness, clear dock passageways, security, good lighting, etc. If you don't feel safe, take your boat and your business elsewhere.
Boat owners must take responsibility for preventing fires on their boats and in the marina. The most common causes of boat fires are:
Electrical and Fuel Systems
Smoke Alarms and Escape Plan
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