Mr. Donny Phipps elected Director at Large

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Donny Phipps as he has been elected as Director at Large to the ICC Board of Directors. Mr Phipps has been involved with building codes and inspections for the past 38 years.

A Message from Larry Gore

Todd this is just a thank-you to all that made my trip to this year's conference banquet such a memorable time. I never expected the generosity shown to my family/me. It was really great to see you all and share time with people who care about their fellow co-workers/friends. The last 3 months have been a life changing experience and it is great to know that the brotherhood of the association is alive and well. I didn't say anything at the dinner because I was so shocked with the presentation but want everyone one to know that we are so thankful for your kindness and concern. Please let everyone know how appreciative we are and I look forward to getting back on my feet and working with you all again.

Larry Gore

Do You Need Building Codes Council Credit for Friday's Class?

If you need credit under the Building Codes Council for Ralph Foster's Clean Agent class, please contact Ben Bunting for a form so that you can submit your hours.

Larry Gore Update

Larry is home now. He still has more surgeries to come and many hours of physical therapy too. Please continue to keep Larry and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Letter of Intent to Run for Secretary/Treasurer of the ICC.

The SCFMA has received a letter of intent from Dwayne Garriss to run for secretary/treasurer of the ICC. The SCFMA respectfully has decided to endorse Mr. Garriss and feel confident that he maintains the necessary qualifications to perform the required duties of secretary/treasurer for the ICC. Mr. Garriss has been on the Board of Directors for the past three years. He has been involved in the ICC code process since 2000 and has also served as Chairman of the Fire Code Council for the past two years. His involvement clearly shows his interest in the cause. Mr. Garriss has served on numerous committees governing many different aspects of the code process and has demonstrated the ability to promote health and safety while protecting the welfare through code analysis.

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Request for speaking time during SCFMA conferences

The SCFMA Board respectfully request that any member that desires to address the SCFMA during any future conference provide a request in writing to the Director of Education, Ben Bunting, and provide an agenda of what the address will contain. The board encourages member participation and that constructive information be shared amongst the members. The Fall and Spring conference both provides each of us the unique opportunity to network and share ideas, policy changes and questions. This request is being made to insure that adequate time is provided for both the training curriculum and the member who wishes to address the Association. Thanks in advance for your support.

Fire Marshal Rules and Regulations Changes

The published FM Rules and Regs changes that are going out to the State Legislature for adoption. These are being offered for evaluation and comment. Please download your copy by clicking on the TITLE link above.

Sprinkler Training PowerPoint

An electronic download of the Sprinkler presentation that Ralph Foster presented at the Fall Conference is available for download via the 'Training' tab.

Learning Partner Scholarship

As a learning partner with Columbia Southern University, members and employees of your company or organization receive a 10 percent tuition discount via the partnership program. To enhance this great offer, CSU is now offering a special scholarship for learning partners only! Click the TITLE link to read more about the program.

SC FALSE Live Demonstrations

The South Carolina Fire & Life Safety Education Association was created with the goal of providing a forum for anyone interested in helping to reduce injuries and heighten awareness of safety issues that affect us all. Public education is perhaps the most proactive approach to helping our state realize that safety is everyone's responsibility. Our association is committed to spreading the message. To set up a live fire demonstration in your county, contact Diane Woods at (803) 370-1988 or by email at

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Sprinkler Presentation

Sprinkler Presentation

Here is the sprinkler presentation that Patrick Bradshaw presented at the Fall Conference. Right mouse click on the link and click on "save target as..." You'll need an unzipping program such as Winzip to unzip the file. If you have any problems, please contact the System Administrator at

USFA to Issue CEUs for Coffee Break Training Volumes

Students who need continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain professional certification in fire prevention and code enforcement now can obtain them from the United States Fire Administrations NFAOnline, the National Fire Academys website for distance and online learning. To learn more about this, follow this link.

What is Fire Team USA?

Fire Team USA is a special day and a half informational training conference on fire protection and your community. Fire Team USA is about bringing resources to help you enhance the fire protection that your community offers. Creating partnerships in the community and working with all stakeholders is important to improving the public policy on fire protection. All you have to do is coordinate your team, sign up, and show up! Click here to read more about Fire Team USA.