I hope that you and your families are well and have settled during this pandemic as well as can be expected.  We have all had to change our everyday personal and professional lives due Covid-19 and my prayers are with you all. 

It is hard to believe that we would all be together this week for our annual Spring Conference.  I have always enjoyed the atmosphere and fellowship of the week.

I have officially retired from the City of Easley and have started working for Meals on Wheel’s in our county three days a week.  I still plan on going back to work full time somewhere but until then, I will continue to work for the Liberty Fire District and Meals on Wheels part-time.

Something that we as an Executive Board have talked about is the start of a moment of silence for those that we have lost in our Association.  Due to us not meeting for the Spring Conference I would like to ask that you all remember Gene Faulkenberry-Kershaw County and Chris Lee-Myrtle Beach both members that we lost in late 2019 and early 2020.  If I have missed anyone, please message me so I can add them to our list.

Also, I want to let you all know that Jackie Bridwell has announced his retirement effective sometime in July.  Even though we do not have an official Chaplain, I have always considered him our Chaplain and thank him for all that he has done for me and the South Carolina Fire Marshals Association.

Be Safe and see you soon!

J. Scott McClain-President