Columbia Fire Department Graduates Recruit Class

By: Brick Lewis Posted in Uncategorized

Twenty-one Firefighters complete 16 week recruit school


Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced the graduation of 21 members of the Columbia Fire Department’s Recruit Class 16-01 during a graduation ceremony held tonight, Wednesday, June 16, 2016 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.


Chief Jenkins said, “I am very proud of these recruits, now probationary firefighters for their accomplishments and dedication they have shown to get to this point and will expect the same as they begin their career with the Columbia Fire Department.”  These 21 members will begin their firefighter careers this weekend as they report to their shifts.


Chief Jenkins and all the members of the Columbia Fire Department welcome:



Edward Augustyn

Aaron Barrett

Michael Cannup

Eric Champe

Jason Chavis

Joshua Donnelly

Luke Donovan

Shawn Fowler

Vinton Gillerson

Spencer Heath

Tomé Higgins

Christian Kerr

Christopher Ledina

Tevin McLeod

William Neff

Justin Owens

Brandon Priester

Jamie Purvis

Reinaldo Sabb

Colton Shepard

Caleb Weaver


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