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10 Firefighters Recognized for Recent Promotions with CRFD

During the month of March the Columbia-Richland Fire Department was honored to recognize 10 members of the department who all earned promotions during the first quarter of 2021. CRFD Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially presented each honoree with their new badge during a series of promotional ceremonies held at department headquarters. Honorees were allowed […]

Severe Weather on March 18 Could Bring Strong Winds & Tornadoes

The entire Columbia-metro area and surrounding Richland County is likely to see severe weather during much of the day on Thursday March 18, 2021. According to the National Weather Service these storms are likely to produce widespread damaging winds, strong tornadoes and large hail. The strongest chance of severe weather could come during the afternoon […]

Firefighters Reminding Citizens to Check Smoke Alarms During Daylight Savings Time

Staff at the Columbia-Richland Fire Department are encouraging citizens to not waste the opportunity to check their smoke alarms when it comes time to ‘Spring Forward’ on Sunday March 14th. “When you set your clocks forward one hour this Sunday for Daylight Savings Time also be sure to change the batteries in ALL the smoke […]

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REMEMBER that during an emergency, every second counts.

Are your house numbers easily visible on your home? If you have a mailbox by the road are the numbers visible there as well?

The smoke 💨 and flames 🔥 from a fire at a mechanic shop on Houston Street in Columbia could be seen for miles Thursday evening.

@ColaFire 1st Shift crews responded to the scene shortly before 7:30 p.m. No one was injured in the incident but the fire caused significant damages.

This is a reminder to keep any household cleaners and medications locked up and out of the reach of children!

Also -- keep medicines, cleaning detergents, and detergent pods inside their containers in high places where children can’t see and be tempted by them. @ColaFire @usfire

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