US&R 101 for current and potential sponsoring agencies
Thursday, June 15, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
This class will cover from the beginning of the application process all the way to how you get reimbursed for deployments if you sponsor a member or members on SC-TF1. We’ll discuss the benefit of having a member in the US&R system and how it benefits your department. We’ll take you through the application process, the probation phase and the training requirements for our team members. We’ll cover how the department is reimbursed for deployments and answer questions on how is the best way to pay your employee when deployed with SC-TF1. We’ll give an overview of the EMAC process and how it works when we’re requested out of state. At the conclusion of the class, we’ll be able to answer any questions the chief or administrator may have to continue supporting current members and how to move forward with getting some of your employees on the team.
Chad Beam began his career as a Firefighter/Paramedic in 2005 with the South Greenville Fire District and Pelzer Rescue Squad. Chad later went to work for Greenville County EMS where he served as a Paramedic, FTO, and Rescue Technician serving on both the Greenville County Technical Rescue Team as well as Hazmat Team. Chad moved from South Greenville FD after nearly five years to Fountain Inn Fire Department where he has served for the past 12 years. Chad joined SC Task Force 1 in 2013 as a Medical Specialist and now serves in the administration of the team. Chad is one of two Section Chiefs over Emergency Response for SC State Fire. SC State Fire Emergency Response manages the Firefighter Mobilization Program, SC-Task Force 1 (Type I US&R Team), and the SC Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (SC-HART). Chad earned his bachelor’s of Emergency Services Management from Anderson University and Masters of Public Administration from Clemson University. Chad is also a graduate for the 2018 Leadership Institute from the SC Firefighters Association. Chad is married to his wife Brooke and they have two daughters.