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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.

Course Offerings

5241-17003
Firefighters click on the course code above to register through the Fire Portal
January 30, 2017 9am – 4pm
EdVenture Children's Museum (Canal Room)

Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorder Emergency Planning
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a cognitive disorder affecting one in 68 children. Especially during an emergency, public safety officials need modern tools to assist this segment of our population who, in varying degrees, may have difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Students who attend will complete the "Autism Law and Emergency Response (ALERT)" training delivered by The Arc of SC (certificate provided). In order to learn how someone with ASD processes information, students will also interact with people with ASD. Additionally, the "Conservatory for Independence and Personal Advancement," a local adult day care non-profit, will prepare lunch. Fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical services personnel will receive continuing education credit.

5241-17004
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April 24, 2017 9am - 4pm EdVenture Children's Museum (Canal Room)

Topic: Early Childhood Education

5241-18001
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July 31, 2017 9am – 4pm
EdVenture Children's Museum (Canal Room)

Topic: Fire Safe SC

5241-18002
Firefighters click on the course code above to register through the Fire Portal
November 6, 2017 9am – 4pm
EdVenture Children's Museum (Canal Room)

Topic: To Be Announced

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.

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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.

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