South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs

Battalion Academy at Fire Leadership SC


76th Annual Conference Moved to January 7-9, 2021








For Immediate Release

August 12, 2020


Dear SCSAFC Members and Vendors,

In light of the continued activities around COVID-19, we are continuing to prioritize the safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, customers, and staff above all else. We are announcing a date change to the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs (SCSAFC) Annual Conference (Fire Leadership SC) from September 24-26, 2020 to January 7-9, 2021.
Our conference agenda and educational programming will remain the same with Gordon Graham being the Keynote Speaker.

We remain in communication with the host facility, local and state authorities to ensure we are following all guidelines for the event. I know, that we are certainly not alone as many of you are continuing to face difficult situations in the communities you live in and serve.

In the following weeks we will have more information about the SCSAFC Annual Conference out via email and on the SCSAFC website. In an effort to make things seamless we have worked with the DoubleTree by Hilton so that your existing room reservations for the conference will be rebooked for the January dates.  The rebooking will mirror your current September days booked for the new January dates. 

As always, I appreciate your support of the SCSAFC and the Fire Leadership SC conference.  If you have any questions or concerns now, please do talk to a member of our team.

Best Regards,

Douglas K. Cline

President, South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs


Lexipol Educational Content and Upcoming Webinars

For Everyone:

  • In First Responders, Stress Management and Coronavirus [On-Demand Webinar] former paramedic, law enforcement trainer and resilience expert Mike Taigman explains how stress affects first responders and provides strategies you can use to manage during the long haul of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For Fire Professionals:

  • In the COVID-19 pandemic, strong leadership is critical. Public safety personnel must be able to look to their leadership to develop a plan and explain the role each member will play in this plan. Check out Leadership During Troubled Times: Lessons for the COVID-19 Crisis for more information.
  • No equipment? No problem! It’s more important than ever for first responders to find ways to manage stress and their health. One of the best ways to do both is by staying consistent with workouts and fitness. You can with the Coronavirus Workout: 7 Exercises Firefighters Can Do Anywhere.
  • Better understanding firefighter injuries is critical for reducing the physical and economic impact they have. In The Cost of Firefighter Injuries: Reducing Fiscal and Physical Impact [On-Demand Webinar] you’ll gain insight into what we know about firefighter injuries, how we can collect information to better understand the problem, and how we can use policies and safe culture practices to reduce firefighter injuries

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