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Firefighters Want You to ‘Serve Up Safety’ for Fire Prevention Week 2020

The Columbia-Richland Fire Department will be joining agencies throughout the U.S. in asking citizens to be more attentive and alert in their kitchens as National Fire Prevention Week 2020 kicks off the week of October 4, 2020. The theme for this year’s prevention week (October 4-October 10) is ‘Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen’ […]

Tropical Storm Sally Likely to Bring Heavy Rains to Midlands

On Wednesday September 16, 2020 the National Weather Service in Columbia began issuing advisories for the Central Midlands ahead of Tropical Storm Sally. Remnants of the storm are expected to bring periods of heavy rain to our service area on Thursday September 17 and into Friday September 18. A flash flood watch is currently in […]

3-Alarm Fire Rips Through Historic Babcock Building on Bull Street Site

For the first time in several years Columbia-Richland firefighters faced a 3-Alarm fire when flames overtook and consumed much of the historic Babcock Building on Saturday morning, September 12, 2020. The building, which sits on the Bull Street development in Columbia, was originally erected in the 1800s and for years was a part of the […]

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Keep your eyes 👀 out for our Fire Prevention staff at the intersections of Assembly & Gervais streets as well as Assembly Street & Rosewood Drive today until 2 p.m. !!

They’ll give you a free face mask if you need one!


This photo truly captures the resolve and determination of our recent class of volunteer firefighters.
If a firefighter recruit decides to quit, they ring this bell at our training grounds and sit down their helmet.
Check it out! The bell has seen 0 rings with this class!

A REMINDER from your fire department!
Is medical oxygen used in your home?

If so NEVER allow anyone to smoke in the home!

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Fire Chief, Aubrey D. Jenkins Columbia Fire Department

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