The Explorer/Junior Firefighter competition returns to the campus of State Fire the weekend of April 14, 2018. Registered competitors will compete in Gear Donning and Hose Hook-Up skill drills with the winners of individual and team competitions receiving awards.

Complete Rules.


Besides the competition, State Fire will be showcasing firefighting demonstrations and providing Explorers/Junior Firefighters the opportunity to interact with local colleges and vendors in the field of firefighting as well as members of State Fire’s Emergency Task Force and Community Risk Reduction team.


Want to see what last year’s competition was like? Click here to view the video from Fire Escape 2017.


Join us for this free event. Send registrations and waivers by email to:

  • S.C. State Fire Academy
  • Email: scfa.registration@llr.sc.gov
    (insert “Fire Escape” in subject line)
  • Registrations must be received by Friday, April 6, 2018.