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Fire and Life Safety Educator Resources

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.

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.

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.

Online Resources

Vision 20/20 Materials Generator
Using this new tool, you can generate customized door hangers, fliers and activity guides using proven fire safety messages with your logo and information that you can then download and print out.
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U.S Fire Administration: Public Prevention and Public Education
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) develops and delivers fire prevention and safety education programs in partnership with other federal agencies, the fire and emergency response community, the media, and safety interest groups.

American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign
In South Carolina, the Red Cross responds to a home fire every 3.9 hours. In partnership with the South Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal, the South Carolina Firefighters Association, corporate partners, and community organizations, over the next two years, we will be installing 50,000 working smoke alarms for free in South Carolina homes and educating people on fire prevention and safety.

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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