Fritz Turner Award
Since 1981, the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs has presented the Fritz Turner Award to the top fire chief (paid or volunteer) in the state. The award is considered the most prestigious award that can be given by the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs.
Fritz Turner was the first South Carolina State Fire Marshal. He dedicated his career to serving the citizens of South Carolina as well as the South Carolina Fire Service.
To honor Fritz Turner’s dedication and legacy, the Association is honored to have such an award be given to a fire chief or fire marshal.
Tim Cobb Leadership Award
Started in 2019, the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs will present the Tim Cobb Leadership Award to recognize a Chief Officer (paid or volunteer) who has demonstrated true professionalism and leadership in the state. Chief Tim Cobb was a long-time member of the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs, a dedicated leader in his community, a true professional amongst his peers, and a true friend to the fire service.
The nominee for this award must have made a noteworthy and significant difference in his or her community, region or state relative to the fire and/or EMS service. The nominee shall have achieved significant results towards excellence on a local, regional or state level. This award may also recognize a Chief Officer who has demonstrated a commitment to the safety and welfare of the citizens of their community or the personnel in their department or region. The recipient may be career, volunteer, or both.
Meritorious Action Award
Started in 2019, the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs would like to recognize fire departments and fire department personnel that have rendered services beyond the ordinary course of duty with an act of bravery in attempt to save a human life regardless of the action’s success.
This award is presented for the performance of duty while on a call, under extreme hazardous conditions, in which the member(s) is confronted with imminent personal risk, and has full knowledge of that risk, performs an act of conspicuous heroism which furthers the highest traditions of the fire service in saving a life.
The nominees of this award do not have to be members of the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs.
Richard S. Campbell Award
Excellence in Public Safety Education
To recognize the Fire Service commitment and dedication to Public Education in Fire and Life Safety for the Communities as well as the Citizens of South Carolina.
There are three (3) categories for the Richard S. Campbell Award:
- Volunteer Department
- Combination Department
- Career Department
Started in 2019 is the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs President’s Award which is set aside to honor an individual who has contributed to the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs in a significant way during the sitting President’s term.
This award may be bestowed upon any South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs member whom the President deems to have served the Association, its membership of the Executive Committee in an outstanding way, or who has gone above and beyond in a noteworthy way.
The recipient may be career or volunteer or both.
Life Membership Award
Nomination for Life Membership Award
The induction of an individual into Life Membership can be for a variety of reasons. There is no limit to the number of individuals who can be inducted in a year, but the individuals selected are expected to be of the highest quality and clearly worthy of recognition. Individuals nominated must have demonstrated outstanding service to his or her community, to the South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs, and to the South Carolina fire service in general.
Individuals nominated must meet the following criteria:
The nominee must be retired and have resigned from the South Carolina Fire Service and been an active member of the Association for at least ten (10) consecutive years.
The nominee must be retired or have resigned from the South Carolina Fire Service and been a Past President of the Association.
If nominee meets the above criteria for this award the form below should be completed and retuned to:
South Carolina State Association of Fire Chiefs
210 Guthrie Rd
Belton, SC 29627
The form must be received thirty (30) days prior to a quarterly meeting or Annual Fire Leadership SC Conference. All nominations will be evaluated by the Executive Committee and recommended to the membership for their approval.
All plaques will be presented at the Annual Fire Leadership SC Conference.