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2-alarm fire leaves historic Babcock Building damaged

More than 50 firefighters with Columbia Richland Fire helped preserve a piece of Columbia’s history on the evening of December 13, 2018. At around 5:30 p.m. fire broke out on an upper floor of the Babcock Building off of Calhoun Street. The building, which used to be part of the South Carolina State Hospital, has […]

CFD celebrates staff promotions and appointments at December ceremony

Columbia Richland Fire would wind down 2018 by officially recognizing more than 40 members of the department for their career accomplishments. Department leaders hosted a recognition ceremony on December 10, 2018 to congratulate staff who were promoted or appointed to new positions. That included many employees who earned higher ranks working in fire suppression. Several […]

Holiday Season Kicks Off with Carolina Carillon Parade

CFD was once again proud to take part in the annual Carolina Carillon Parade, which took place on Saturday December 1, 2018. Third shift crews on Ladder 8, Engine 20 and Rescue 3 took part in the festivities. Columbia Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins led all three trucks down the parade route on Sumter […]

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Before & After — Clear illustration of why you need to keep your #Christmas tree watered! @ColaFire

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Today we pause to remember our brother Daniel B. Carrington who answered his #FinalAlarm on December 14, 1868.

Firefighter Carrington was the first member of @ColaFire to give his life in the line of duty. #NeverForget

Calhoun St is back open this morning near Pickens St after last nights fire at the #BabcockBuilding. We are thankful to say we received no reports of any injuries to firefighters or civilians during last nights incident.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. @ColaFire

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Columbia Fire Dept. Organized
1903
How many hours Firefighter Stay at Work
24
1904 Columbia Firefighter’s Monthly paycheck was
40.00

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