South Carolina State Firefighter’s Association
Explorer/Junior Firefighter Competition

June 12, 2021   2:00PM
Lincoln Street
(In front of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center)

All participants and post leaders are encouraged to attend the networking session beginning at 11:00 AM Saturday inside the Convention Center.

Individual/Team Gear Donning

Team Hose Deployment (4 person)

(Members can compete in both, either, or just come and enjoy the conference)

This annual competition is limited to active members of a BSA Explorer Post or Jr. Firefighter Program sponsored by a Fire Department ages 14 to 18 covered by proper insurance. Each team or individual must fill out a registration form and waiver. Competition will consist of (2) two events: Gear Donning and Team Hose Deployment.

Registration forms and waivers must be received no later than May 28, 2021 and emailed to, mailed to ASHLEY @ the SC State Firefighter’s Association, PO Box 211725 Columbia, SC 29210, or faxed to 803-454-1895. Contact Will Catoe at 803-438-2553 or email with any questions or clarifications.

Every department must provide one advisor to serve as a judge. No SCBA’s will be provided for the gear donning event. Participants must bring their own SCBA for each participant and scheduling will allow for minimal SCBA to be needed for the gear donning event as competitors from the same department will be scattered in the line-up.

Click the forms below to download the required documents: 
General Rules
Release Form
Registration Form
Vendor Hall will be open from 9-3 Saturday. June 12th-plenty of time to drive down and see them before the competition!
Bring the Whole Family: 
There is plenty of room for family and department members to observe the competition.