• Columbia Fire Department Holds Traditional Badge Pinning Ceremony

    Columbia Fire Department Promotes 72 Members

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  • Special Operations

    CFD Successful Trench Rescue January 18, 2016

  • Aerial Operations

    CFD Ladder Company conducting aerial operations during tractor trailer fire.


    The City of Columbia Fire and Police Department in front of the SC State House Circa 1914.  Special thanks to our friends at the Richland County Public Library for sharing this photo from their collection.

Recent News

  • River Safety Awareness

    CFD encourages visitors on our rivers to be safe   The Columbia Fire Department began its annual swiftwater rescue training exercises on the Saluda River below the Riverbanks Zoo; in anticipation of another busy summer on our many river ways … Continued
  • Over 100 Incidents During 4 Hour Period of Severe Weather

    Columbia Fire Department responded to over 100 incidents in a four our period during Wednesday’s severe weather that caused flooding and damage to areas in the City of Columbia and Richland County.  Chief Jenkins stated, “Columbia Firefighters responded to multiple … Continued
  • Firefighters Rescue Entrapped Dog During Storm

    Columbia Firefighters rescued a dog named Rocco, a German Shepard mix that was entrapped between a fence at an area high school.  The owner stated that the dog became frightened during Wednesday’s severe weather and got away from her.  It … Continued
  • CFD Encourages Citizens to Use Caution During Severe Weather

      Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins asks citizens to be on alert today due to the potential of severe weather and possible tornadic activity in our area.  Please be aware of flooded roadways and high winds that could cause … Continued

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Columbia Weather

Flood Warning

1:04 PM EDT on April 26, 2017
10:15 AM EDT on April 29, 2017

Flood Advisory

10:52 AM EDT on April 26, 2017
9:20 AM EDT on April 27, 2017

Hydrologic Statement

10:10 PM EDT on April 25, 2017
10:10 PM EDT on April 26, 2017
Wednesday 04/26 0%
Mostly sunny. High around 85F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 04/27 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Partly Cloudy
Friday 04/28 20%
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High near 90F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.



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