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Department to Sound ‘Sirens for Solidarity’ Friday Evening April 3

As the spread of COVID-19 continues to grip our state, the Columbia Richland Fire Department will join other area public safety agencies in an initiative to remind the public that first responders are still here to serve. The department will be taking part in ‘Sirens for Solidarity’ on the evening of Friday, April 3, 2020. […]

Emergency ‘Stay Home’ Order to Take Effect in Columbia on March 29

Columbia City Council has declared an emergency order enacting a Stay Home Stay Safe order, which will become effective on Sunday, March 29 at 12:01 a.m. Ordinance 2020-034 was discussed and voted on in a City Council session held at 2:00 pm today, March 26. According to the ordinance, because “Covid-19 is now aggressively spreading […]

Fire Department Stressing Safe Distancing & Cooking Safety While Home

With the threat of COVID-19 forcing many area families to stay at home, the fire department wants to remind residents about the CRITICAL importance of practicing fire safety in the kitchen. According to the National Fire Protection Association, unattended cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States. This applies not only […]

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DHEC announced 187 new cases of COVID-19, including three additional deaths. This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 2,417, and those who have died to 51. https://www.scdhec.gov/news-releases/south-carolina-announces-latest-covid-19-update-april-7-2020

SCEMD is activating the state’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System just before 5 p.m. today, April 7, 2020. The message will coincide with the time the Governor’s mandatory “Stay at Home or Work” order is to take effect. #COVID19 #SCTweets (1/2)

REMEMBER that keeping surfaces clean is a must to prevent COVID-19 infection, but certain cleaning agents when mixed together can be EXTREMELY dangerous! https://bit.ly/2XgGGnx

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