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Registration Now Open

Monday, June 11

Annual Golf Tournament

Woodlands Country Club, 100 Norse Way,
Columbia 29229

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Specialty Schools
  • The Hand in Hand Engine School – Columbia Convention Center for Day 1
  • Flood Boat Operator School –  Columbia Convention Center for Day 1
  • Advanced Truck Company & Support Ops School –  SC Fire Academy (141 Monticello Road, Columbia SC 29203)

*Buses will leave CMCC at 7:40am each morning

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Tuesday, June 12

Specialty Schools

The Hand in Hand Engine School – Columbia Fire Training Grounds (2740 The Boulevard, Columbia SC 29209)
Flood Boat Operator School –  Broad River, near I-20 (1881 Omarest Dr. Columbia SC 29210)
Advanced Truck Company & Support Ops School –  SC Fire Academy (141 Monticello Road, Columbia SC 29203)

*Buses will leave CMCC at 7:40am each morning

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Hands on Training

School Bus Extrication / Advanced Auto Extrication – SC Fire Academy (141 Monticello Road, Columbia SC 29203)

Rapid Intervention Team Operations – Lexington Training Grounds (436 Ball Park Road, Lexington SC 29072)

*Buses will leave CMCC at 7:40am each morning

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Pre-Conference Seminars and Workshops

SC FAST Peer Training Program – Palmetto Ballroom A – Hilton
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care – Palmetto Ballroom B – Hilton
Youth Firesetter Intervention 1 – Edventure
Understanding the ISO Rating System
Building a Traditions of Passion
SLAB SAVERS – Building a foundation in Strategy & Tactics
Rescue Me – Managing Employee Fires
Lead, Follow or Get Out of The Way

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (CMCC) 

SCSFA Leadership Institute Project Presentations (8:00AM)

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (CMCC) 

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Wednesday, June 13

Specialty Schools

The Hand in Hand Engine School – Columbia Fire Training Grounds
Flood Boat Operator School –  Broad River
Advanced Truck Company & Support Ops School –  SC Fire Academy

*Buses will leave CMCC at 7:40am each morning

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Hands on Training

School Bus Extrication / Advanced Auto Extrication – SC Fire Academy

Rapid Intervention Team Operations – Lexington Training Grounds

*Buses will leave CMCC at 7:40am each morning

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Pre-Conference Seminars and Workshops

SC FAST Peer Training Program – Hilton
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care – Hilton
Youth Firesetter Intervention 1 – Edventure
SLAB SAVERS – Building a foundation in Strategy & Tactics
Elevators 101
Traffic Incident Management
Technical Rescue / Extrication
Rescue Me – Managing Employee Fires

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (CMCC) 

S.C. Society of Fire Service Instructors’ Meeting (1:00PM)

Congaree A/B Room  – Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (CMCC) 

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 Thursday, June 14

S.C. State Firefighters’ Association General Check-in (8:00AM)
Morning Devotional (8:30AM)

First Responder Memorial (Outside CMCC)

Opening Ceremonies  (9:00AM-11:00AM)

Ballroom – CMCC

General Session  (1:00PM)

Ballroom – CMCC

Business Meeting (2:45-4:00PM)

Ballroom – CMCC

One Percent and Accounting Seminar (4:00PM-5:00PM)

Lexington B

Retirement and Benefits Seminar (4:00PM-5:00PM)

Lexington A

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Foundation Fundraiser  (6:00PM – 9:00PM)

Tin Roof

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Friday, June 15

General Check-in (8:00AM)
Morning Devotional (8:30AM)

First Responder Memorial (Outside CMCC)

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Exhibit Halls Open  (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM)

9:00AM Colonial Life Arena

9:30AM Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

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Seminars and Workshops (CMCC)
Morning (9:00AM-10:15AM and 10:30AM-11:45AM)

Emerging EMS Trends in the Fire Service
Engine Boss – Station to the Street
Turbo Charging the PIO
Response to Fire-as-a-Weapon Events
South Carolina First Responder Assistance and Support Team’s
The Rural Engine Company
Fire Department and Law Enforcement Integration at Hostile Events
Tactical Decision Making

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Side By Side Fire Sprinkler Burn (11:00AM)

Parking Lots between CLA and CMCC

SCSFA Foundation Meeting for Women Associated with the Fire Service  (11:00AM)

Palmetto Ballroom – B Hilton

Hazmat Working Group Meeting & Training (11:00AM)

Palmetto Ballroom A – Hilton

Past President’s Lunch (11:00AM)

Carolina A/B

Seminars and Workshops (CMCC)
Afternoon (2:00PM-3:15PM and 3:30PM-4:45PM)

75 Tactical Extrication Tips in 75 Minutes
High Performance EMS Agency Characteristics and Culture
Grant Writing For Emergency Services
Extinguish Waste; know your numbers
Keeping Kids Safe: Addressing Child Passenger Safety, Safe Sleep and Safe Haven Law
1% – Use it Wisely or Lose It
Recruitment & Retention: How to Get Good People and Keep Them!
Home Fire Safety Survey Train-The-Trainer
Reducing Opioid Loss of Life “ROLL” – Palmetto Ballroom A – Hilton
Creation of a Tactical Fire Company Program

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Retirement Drop in for Joe Palmer  3:00-5:00 PM

Carolina AB Room

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SC Firefighter’s BBQ Cook-off Begin  6:00 PM

For all registered teams, Cooking will begin on Lincoln Street 

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SCFast Benefit Hockey Game 9:30 PM

Plex/HiWire – 1019 Broad Stone Rd. Irmo, SC 29063

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Saturday, June 16

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Morning Devotional (8:30 AM)

First Responder Memorial, Columbia Convention Center

Exhibit Halls Open (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and Colonial Life Arena

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Seminars and Workshops (CMCC)

The Volunteer Fire Department – “Winning on the Fire Ground” (9:00AM-1:00PM) – Palmetto Ballroom A – Hilton

 Morning (10:00AM-11:15AM)

High Performance EMS Agency Characteristics and Culture
Grant Writing For Emergency Services
Technology Mash – Up!
What’s in the Smoke
Reducing Opioid Loss of Life “ROLL”
Fire Service Response to Active Shooter

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Diversity In The Fire Service (10:30 AM – 12:15 PM)

John Jones
Diversity In The State Fire Service, will showcase the backgrounds, ethnicities, gender, and orientation of today’s State Fire Service. The morning block will consist of guest speakers and the afternoon block will allow some attendees (preferably youth) to have hands on time with some of the tools used in the fire service.

Palmetto Ballroom B – Hilton

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Seminars and Workshops (CMCC)
Afternoon (2:00PM-3:15PM)

Recruitment & Retention: How to Get Good People and Keep Them!
The Passion of Training: The Company Officer’s Moral Imperative
Turbo Charging the PIO
Learning to Lead Thumb Talkers
Photovoltaic System Fire Risks, an Insurers Perspective
1% – Use It Wisely or Lose It
The ABCs of LZs

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Explorer Competition (3:00 PM) 

Meeting at 2:00PM – Palmetto Ballroom C – Hilton
Competition Begins at 3:00PM – Lincoln Street 

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Dinner Banquet and Transfer of Command (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM)
Street Party (7:30PM – 10:00PM)

Lincoln Street

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