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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Past President Frank Maples. Frank served this board as president from 2011 – 2013 and continued active membership until present. He will be truly missed.
He retired from the City of Columbia Fire Department where he was the Fire Marshal. He was currently the Chief Fire Marshal for the Department of Social Services.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at Springvale Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
To read Frank’s Obituary, click here.
Your Input is Needed!!!
The National Association of State Fire Marshals on the ICC Fire Code Action Committee is currently working towards code proposals for the 2024 IFC. One topic they are currently researching is IFC 319 – Mobile Food Preparation Vehicles. What challenges or problems is your AHJ experiencing when enforcing these requirements? No changes were made in the 2021 IFC code cycle. Your help is needed in improving this section of the code. This is your chance to influence code development for everyone. Please email Nathan Ellis, Assistant State Fire Marshal and pass along to him your thoughts and suggestions.
POSTPONEMENT OF ELECTIONS
Due to COVID-19 and the cancellation of all 2020 conferences, the Executive Board has decided to postpone the election of officers this coming Spring 2021 Conference until further notice.
CANCELLATION OF 2020 FALL CONFERENCE
President J. Scott McClain
It is with mixed emotions that we as your Board must make decisions that ultimately affect our everyday life. We are all used to working and conducting our business as usual and not worrying about a pandemic such as COVID-19.
But due to this pandemic, we have decided to CANCEL OUR FALL CONFERENCE IN GREENVILLE. We have been closely monitoring our President, our Governor, and local leaders to try and make the best decision as possible.
After our teleconference this morning, we have concluded that you, OUR MEMBERSHIP and your FAMILIES are the most important and a conference can be overlooked in these times that we are ALL going through.
Please pray for our nation and all Federal, State and Local leaders as they make decisions that affect us all. Please look on our website for updates and please sign up for our 2021 Spring Conference in Myrtle Beach next June.
South Carolina Restricting Entrances at Retail Establishments in Response to COVID-19
April 4, 2020
In an effort to remain open to the public and promote social distancing, businesses are creating non-traditional paths of travel for entering and exiting their stores. State Fire provides the following guidance to building and fire code officials to assist in evaluating these new entrance and exit paths to ensure that proper emergency egress is maintained in accordance with the 2018 South Carolina Fire Code (SCFC). Read More
Fire Marshal Interchange
What is the Fire Marshal Interchange (FMI)?
The Fire Marshal Interchange (FMI) is a secure information platform that allows fire marshals from across the United States to share knowledge and information outside jurisdictions.
How do I Join the Fire Marshal Interchange?
The FMI website resides on the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN).
Registered (active) HSIN users, send your request to join the FMI to email@example.com.
New HSIN users:
1. Send a request to join the FMI from your assigned work-related government email account to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. We will email you an invitation. Follow the instructions in the invitation.
3. After we vet you into the HSIN, we will notify you of your access to the FMI.
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