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The mission of the inspection services division is to provide comprehensive inspections to the facilities that the Office of State Fire Marshal is charged with inspecting. The purpose of conducting regular inspections is to ensure that continuity of services are maintained, thus ensuring that the facility complies with the consensus codes and standards for fire and life safety.

Inspection Services section offers a variety of services to the public and fire services. These services range from consultation services, inspection assistance, inspection and enforcement, training, emergency response disaster assistance. There are 15 Deputy State Fire Marshal's strategically placed throughout the state for immediate response to any call for assistance or emergency.

Facilities that the Office of State Fire Marshal routinely inspects include the following:

State Buildings

  1. Public Schools
  2. State and Local Detention Facilities
  3. Foster Homes
  4. Group Homes
  5. CTH/SLP Homes
  6. DDSN Work Activity Centers
  7. Explosives
  8. LP Gas
  9. Pyrotechnics
  10. Fire Equipment Dealers

The goal of the Office of State Fire Marshal is to preserve and to protect the states resources through inspection, review, consultation services, and regulatory responsibility. These activities help reduce the potential of increased liability, loss of jobs and loss of revenue due to fire.

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Robert Polk, 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