What Suppression Does
The Columbia Fire Department’s suppression bureau is responsible for effective responses to and the safe mitigation of all fires, technical rescues, hazardous materials incidents, natural disasters, and medical call for the City of Columbia and Richland County.
Our suppression bureau employs 441 career Firefighters at full staffing as well as 100+ volunteers to operate 32 Fire Stations, in 5 Battalions, covering approximately 750 square miles with a population of 390,000 residents.
These Firefighters operate 31 Engine Companies, 5 Ladder Companies, 5 Rescue Companies, 15 Water Tenders, and 16 Brush Trucks to mitigate all types of incidents.
1800 Laurel St
On Duty Division Chief