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River Safety Awareness

by Brick Lewis in Uncategorized - Posted on: April 21, 2017 1:23 am

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

by Brick Lewis in Media Releases - Posted on: April 5, 2017 9:06 pm

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

by Brick Lewis in Media Releases - Posted on: April 5, 2017 6:53 pm

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

by Brick Lewis in Media Releases - Posted on: April 5, 2017 10:02 am

  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

Columbia Fire Marshal Conducting City Hospitality Fire Inspections

by Brick Lewis in Media Releases - Posted on: March 10, 2017 2:30 pm

Fire Marshals will be in the Hospitality Districts of the City of Columbia to ensure night clubs and bars are in compliance.   Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced today “The Columbia Fire Department’s Fire Marshals will be partnering with … Continued

Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery/Test Your Alarm

by Brick Lewis in Media Releases - Posted on: March 10, 2017 10:10 am

Change Your Clock – Change Your Battery/Test Your Alarm Sunday, March 12th Daylight Savings Time Begins   Daylight Savings Time begins this Sunday, March 12th and the Columbia Fire Department would like to remind citizens of the City of Columbia … Continued

Columbia Fire Department Holds Traditional Badge Pinning Ceremony

by Brick Lewis in Media Releases - Posted on: March 9, 2017 6:30 pm

Columbia Fire Department Promotes 72 Members   Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins and members of his Command Staff held a traditional Badge Pinning Ceremony at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Thursday, March 9, 2017 for 72 members of the Columbia … Continued

Columbia Fire Department Training in Acquired Structures

by Brick Lewis in Training - Posted on: March 3, 2017 11:44 am

  The Columbia Fire conducted training this week on multiple single story residential duplex structures through the CFD Training Division’s Acquired Structure Program. We thank all of our partners to include the City of Columbia and Richland County as well … Continued

Mayor Benjamin Partners with Columbia Parks and Recreation and Public Safety Agencies for Black History Month Basketball Tournament

by Brick Lewis in Media Releases - Posted on: February 16, 2017 8:54 am

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Columbia Parks & Recreation and several public safety agencies have joined together for the first Black History Month Basketball Tournament in a regional approach to build strong, lasting relationships with youth and the community. The event … Continued

Fire Truck Pull on April 8 for Curing Kids Cancer

by Brick Lewis in Media Releases - Posted on: February 15, 2017 9:47 am

On April 8, Curing Kids Cancer & The Columbia Fire Department are hosting the 4th Annual Fire Truck Pull at the Columbia Fire Department & Museum at 1800 Laurel Street Columbia, SC. Teams will see who can pull a fire truck … Continued