The Office of State Fire Marshal has regulatory responsibility to ensure compliance with state fire safety regulations. This is accomplished through inspection activities by deputy state fire marshals in the field and code consultation and plans review services provided by the Engineering Services Section.
In order to meet the demand for quality training programs from the South Carolina fire service, the Fire Academy has implemented an instructor certification program to train and qualify instructors. These instructors are then used in the delivery of fire training programs throughout the state in both direct delivery and train-the-trainer courses.
Fire certification training is only a click away through the S.C. Fire Academy’s Online Learning Community. These web-based courses offer an alternate delivery method for students who otherwise may not be able to travel to attend traditional courses. Providing greater access to training to more firefighters better prepares our communities in the event of a disaster, protects property, and saves lives.