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Fire Marshal Quarterly Training Opportunities

The Community Risk Reduction Section offers continuing education each quarter for those interested in fire code enforcement. No prerequisites are required for these classes.

Information concerning upcoming classes and online registration can be found on the Fire Portal at: [for Fire Marshal Quarterly Training use course code 8506]

If you have trouble registering, please contact the Fire Academy directly at (803) 896-9810.

2014 Quarterly Class Topics

Second Quarter (April-June) topic: LP Gas Installation Inspections
This includes a “hands on” component.

Current Instructional Reference Materials: Second Quarter 2014 Slides (full color)

Third Quarter Topic:  Updated State Fire Marshal Regulations and NFIRS Reporting, What It Means For You…

Third Quarter Scheduled Class Dates

Date Location               Address
Tuesday, July 8 Greer City Hall 301 East Poinsett Street, Greer
Tuesday, July 22 Georgetown EOC 2222 High Market Street, Georgetown
Wednesday, August 6 SCFA (B-shift) 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia
Tuesday, August 12 Manchester Complex 337 E. Mt Gallant Road, Rock Hill
Wednesday, August 20 Colleton County Station 19 1118 Thunderbolt Drive, Walterboro
Wednesday, September 3 SCFA (C-Shift) 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia
Wednesday, September 10 SCFA (A-shift) 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia
Thursday, September 25 Greenwood County Library 600 S. Main Street, Greenwood

Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities
For information on having a program approved for continuing education or on programs already approved, contact us at (803) 896-1250 or e-mail
A list of South Carolina Fire Academy courses that have been approved for CEUs can be found here.
A list of other programs approved for CEUs can be found here.

For more information, please contact the Community Risk Reduction Section at (803) 896-1250 or

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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