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S.C. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION: A Limited Review of the Division of Fire and Life Safety
January 2018

REPORT (PDF)     SUMMARY (PDF)

Members of the General Assembly asked the Legislative Audit Council to conduct an audit of the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Office of State Fire Marshal.

South Carolina state law places the Office of State Fire Marshal in the S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

The State Fire Marshal is solely responsible for the South Carolina Fire Academy and has oversight of the South Carolina Emergency Response Task Force.

State law does not define what constitutes the Division of Fire and Life Safety; however, the Office of State Fire Marshal is now known as the Division of Fire and Life Safety which includes:

  • Office of State Fire Marshal
  • South Carolina Fire Academy
  • South Carolina Emergency Response Task Force

The S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation nor the Division of Fire and Life Safety have control or management of the S.C. State Firefighter’s Association which is a separate non-profit organization.