• Aerial Operations

    CFD Ladder Company conducting aerial operations during apartment fire.

  • Structure Fire

    Fully involved structure fire.

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  • Swiftwater Rescue Training

    Members of CFD completing Swiftwater Rescue training.

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  • Columbia Fire Getting It Done

    CFD Ladder Company conducting vertical ventilation operations.

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Recent News

  • Boots&Badges Blood Drive 2015

    Columbia police and fire departments face off to promote blood donation Boots and Badges competition kicks off Memorial Day weekend
  • CFD Recruiting Experienced Career Firefighter II

    For Immediate Release Monday, May 11, 2015 The Columbia Fire Department is now seeking experienced Firefighter II certified candidates to begin immediate firefighter shift work after a shortened 4-week job orientation course. Qualified candidates with previous firefighter work experience may … Continued
  • 2nd Annual Fire Truck Pull for Curing Kids Cancer

    Teams gathering April 18 to play tug of war with 35,000 lb. fire truck at the annual Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull Event will help raise funds for the Cancer and Blood Disorders Clinic at Palmetto Richland Children’s Hospital … Continued
  • Recruiting Probationary Firefighters

    The Columbia Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Probationary Firefighter. The Department is the largest in the state and is responsible for serving nearly 500,000 citizens within the City of Columbia and Richland County. Firefighters respond … Continued

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RSS South Carolina State Firefighters Association

  • Celebrating 110 years of service
    Saturday, May 30th, will mark an important day in the history of South Carolina’s fire service. On this day in 1905, a group of visionaries came together to organize and […]
  • Introducing Josh Dunn
    Josh Dunn is joining the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association as a summer intern. Josh’s primary focus will be assisting the SCSFA’s Recruitment and Retention efforts and other tasks benefiting […]

Columbia Weather

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Wednesday 05/27 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thunderstorms early. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 05/28 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 05/29 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.


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