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Firefighter Registration: Online SLED Criminal Background Check Request


  • Click on the new Fire Portal
  • Insert your userid and password.
  • Once signed in, scroll to the bottom of the “home” page. Click on “Hire a new firefighter (SLED Check).”

If you need to gain access, please email 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.

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Fire Standards Compliant Cigarettes

Please be advised that this list represents Manufacturer’s cigarettes that have been certified as  Fire Standards Compliant and should not be confused with the Attorney General’s Tobacco Directory.   The Attorney General’s Tobacco Directory should be utilized to identify legal cigarette products for sale in South Carolina.  It is unlawful to sell, offer, acquire, hold, own, possess, transport, import or cause to be imported, for sale in this State, or to import for personal consumption ANY brand or cigarette product not listed on the AttorneyGeneral’s Tobacco Directory pursuant to S.C. Code Ann. § 11-48-10, et seq.

Fire Standards Compliant Cigarettes Forms

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, Public Law 111-31

Engineering Services Forms

Notification of Change in Architect, Contractor or Engineer Form (pdf) [Added 1/22/2018]

Fire Sprinkler System Forms

Please begin using the following new Fire Sprinkler System Specification Sheets and the Certificate of Compliance form. Beginning July 1, 2008, the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) will require the use of the new forms. Forms which were signed and dated by an engineer prior to that date will not be subject to this requirement.

  • Fire Sprinkler System Specification Sheet:
    PDF Word

  • Fire Sprinkler System Specification Sheet (Continuation):
    PDF Word

  • Certificate of Compliance:
    PDF Word


The S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is pleased to provide various publications in portable document format (PDF). You will need Adobe Reader to view and print these publications.

Blaster’s Forms

2017 Applications and Forms WILL NOT be accepted for 2018 licenses and permits.

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Pyrotechnic Operators/Fireworks Displays


For more information, please contact Susan Scoggin at 803-896-9061 or

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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

Changes Due to Hazardous Weather or Emergencies can be found listed at   Status of State Government Offices.