If you need to gain access, please email Contact.Fireonline@llr.sc.gov and provide your preferred email address and the appropriate FDID (or name of the fire department).
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Who pays for the background check?
A: Office of the State Fire Marshal
Q: Is this a national database check or SLED only?
A: SLED provides only a statewide check.
Q: How can I get a nationwide check?
A: You may request a nationwide check, at your own expense, from the appropriate authority. For example, the FBI offers a criminal background check.
Q: Where can I find the law regarding the required state criminal background check (40-80-20)?
A: Click on the link to read the S.C. Code of Laws Section 40-80-20.
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