The South Carolina Fire Academy’s facility is the most comprehensive state fire training facility in the U.S. It is on 208 acres just off Monticello Road (S.C. 215), four miles north of Exit 68 off Interstate 20. (See the map on page 2.) The campus has a dormitory facility for 116 people and a cafeteria. There is an auditorium and five classrooms. The facility is one of a select few to feature state-of-the-art, computerized, propane-fueled props. These give the Fire Academy’s live fire training programs consistency, while increasing the level of student safety. The Fire Academy also features some traditional props that allow for a variety of training scenarios. These props include:
The cafeteria is normally open weekdays for breakfast and lunch based on course demand. Depending on the course, breakfast and lunch meals and lodging may be included in the registration fee. The cafeteria does not serve dinner. The evening meal is the responsibility of the student.
Dormitory accommodations are available on the Fire Academy grounds on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms are semiprivate with two students assigned to each room. All rooms have bathroom facilities, television and an alarm clock radio. Bed linens and bath towels are also provided. In addition, a weight training room and pool table are available for student use. The dormitory has a central smoke detection and fire alarm system and is fully sprinklered. Single occupancy rooms may be offered on a space-available basis for an additional fee.
Additional lodging accommodations may be available on a first-come, first-served basis for early arrivals. Students may request additional accommodation nights on the registration form.
All students staying in the dormitory must check-in at the office located on the first floor of the dorm building, room 113. Students may check into the dorm between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Students arriving after business hours will check in with the site security personnel. Only students enrolled for training may stay in the dormitory. A site security officer is responsible for the safety, conduct and security of dorm occupants and will be available to assist students in these areas during non-training hours.
All dorm residents must comply with the following rules and policies, or they may be discharged from the dorm and forfeit their dormitory privileges: