Fire Safe South Carolina (FSSC) has actively worked with local fire departments to develop community risk reduction (CRR) plans for their jurisdictions since its launch in June 2017. With the help of local fire departments, FSSC has worked to reduce fire-related injuries, promote consistent messaging, improve data quality, and provide valuable resources.
“Outreach has been tremendous,” State Fire’s CRR Chief Josh Fulbright said. “Departments reported more than 1,500 CRR events, educating more than 250,000 citizens. We congratulate designees, to whom alarm resources are available, and are providing each a custom Fire Safe SC Community sign denoting their success.”
FSSC’s organizational partners include the S.C. State Firefighters’ Association, the S.C. State Association of Fire Chiefs, and the S.C. Fire Marshal Association. Together, they have announced a list of fire departments that have been actively engaged and completed various goals for designation as a Fire Safe SC Community. Of more than 500 Fire Departments in the state of South Carolina, only 57 of those will receive this award, including the Mauldin Fire Department.