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Blood donors needed for 2019 Boots & Badges Drive

Contributed by Maya Franklin, American Red Cross The Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are challenging each other — and the community — to give blood at the eighth annual “Boots and Badges” blood drive on May 24, 2019. Boots and Badges is a friendly competition that pits the police […]

2 Alarm Arson Fire Damages Homes on Greene Street

A fire that authorities believe was intentionally set left two homes on Greene Street in Columbia badly damaged on May 14, 2019. CFD crews responded to the homes on the 1700 block of Greene Street just before 6:30 a.m. Heavy fire was found to be coming through the roof of one of the homes and […]

CFD christens New Engine 9 with Community Push In

The latest firetruck to join the CFD fleet was officially ushered into service on Thursday May 9, 2019. Leaders with the City of Columbia, Richland County and area neighborhoods joined department staff pushing the NEW Engine 9 into its fire station home on Devine Street. Lights on the new engine were illuminated as the truck […]

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The investigation is underway into what caused this home to catch fire off of 5700 Ames Rd, Sunday afternoon. No one was inside the home. Unique building construction is making it difficult to put out hot spots. Carport & rear of the home were badly damaged. @ColaFire


Our @ColaFire swiftwater rescue teams once again were needed on the Saluda River near the @RiverbanksZoo this afternoon after 4 people became stranded on part of the Mill Race dam due to high water levels.
Everyone was rescued & brought to shore safely!


Who will win the #BattleOfTheBadges blood drive on May 24th? Donate blood and vote for your favorite agency -- @ColumbiaPDSC, @RCSD or @ColaFire (#1) !! Follow this link to schedule YOUR donation! https://t.co/IlOUQBIiEF

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