Don’t Let a Cooking Fire Ruin Your Thanksgiving Holiday Thanksgiving is a time of year for families and friends to get together, but as cooking is a major activity of this holiday it presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires […]
Home Heating Fires are the Leading Cause of Home Fires and Fatalities. As we are expected to continue with cooler temperatures over the weekend, Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins encourages the citizens of the City of Columbia and Richland County to use caution while heating your homes as some heating sources that comfort us […]
The Columbia Fire Department encourages testing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors as daylight savings time ends Sunday, November 5th. It’s time to fall back one hour as daylight savings time ends this weekend. As we set our clocks back, Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins recommends testing your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. […]
We the Columbia Fire Department exists to protect lives, property and the environment through the enforcement of fire codes, presentation of comprehensive public fire safety education programs, the investigation of incidents of arson, and rapid, effective responses to and mitigation of fires, rescue incidents, hazardous material leaks, and natural disasters.