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Citizens Encouraged to Take Steps to Prepare Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

With a State of Emergency in effect for South Carolina ahead of Hurricane Dorian Columbia Richland Fire is asking all residents to stay informed and get ready for the potential impacts the storm could bring to the central Midlands. Dorian could produce significant rainfall and strong winds through parts of Wednesday and Thursday of this […]

Condo building badly damaged by 2-alarm fire

Roughly 20 people were left displaced following two fires that broke out in the same building at Lexington Green Condominiums. One of the fires reached a 2-alarm status and destroyed several condos on the top floor of the building on the morning of Sunday, August 25, 2019. All occupants were able to escape the building […]

CFD among City of Columbia departments to launch partnership with FirstNet

Contributed by Taylor Wright, City of Columbia Mayor’s Office The City of Columbia has joined forces with the world’s largest telecommunications company, AT&T, to deploy the public safety communications platform FirstNet. The effort is the largest FirstNet deployment in South Carolina. Mayor Benjamin and Columbia Fire Department and Police Department officials joined Terrence Ford, Director […]

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Our prayers and sympathies go out to our brothers in the fire service working in Maine -- after a deadly explosion there killed one firefighter this morning and injured several others.

In just a few days thousands of runners will once again hit the streets of downtown Columbia to honor the victims of 9/11 and our nations fallen heroes.

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