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South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition The South Carolina Fire Sprinkler Coalition (SCFSC) was formed to bring the fire service and other stakeholders together for the purpose of increasing awareness of the power of fire and the home fire death problem, emphasizing the role that home fire sprinklers play in saving lives, and preventing injuries in South Carolina.

Coalition members

Fire sprinklers prove their worth during fire at CCU SC student housing

Unattended cooking after a power outage sparked a fire that erupted in a third floor unit of the 68 unit, four story student housing building at Carolina Coastal University (CCU) in Conway, SC on November 24, 2012. The fire was quickly extinguished by a fire sprinkler system, saving lives and property.


Princella Lee Bridges of South Carolina was severely burned in a house fire. She has become a vocal advocate for the installation of home fire sprinklers.

Linda Chavis of Lexington, South Carolina, lost her firefighter son in a house fire in 2001.

Chief Brian Black of Anderson County (SC) Fire Department was on duty at the fire station when a call came in to inform him that his house was on fire.

Read other stories from NFPA's " Faces of Fire " campaign, which features people telling personal stories to demonstrate the need for sprinklers.


Watch a demonstration that shows the effects of a fire in two identical rooms, one with sprinklers and one without. If you are interested in conducting a side-by-side sprinkler demonstration in your South Carolina community, please contact Diane Woods, +1 803 370-1988.