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CFD Experiences Large Call Volume During FLooding

Columbia Fire Department responded to over 130 calls for service during the evening of Sunday, July 23rd between 4pm – 10pm.  Some of the more significant calls for service were; 11 water rescues, 8 flooded vehicles w/ victims, 21 motor vehicle collisions ( 2 with entrapment) 10 flooded areas.  The injuries associated with those calls […]

Columbia Fire Department Division Chief honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins is proud to announce that Division Chief Travis Carricato of the Columbia Fire Department was presented with a Patriot Award yesterday, July 16th by a representative from the South Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees serving in the […]

Columbia and Richland Leaders Join Forces to Promote a Swim Safety Program

Columbia Fire, Sheriff’s Department, Recreation Commission, and Coroner Host Swim Safety Event Saturday July 15th 9:00am – 12:00pm St. Andrews Park & Eastover Park  Because Columbia and Richland County officials believe that even one drowning death is one drowning death too many, the Columbia Fire Department, Richland County Sheriff and Coroner, as well as the Richland County […]

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