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CRFD Welcomes 16 New Firefighters at Graduation Service

Columbia Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially confirmed 16 new firefighters for the department as members of the 2020-02 CRFD Recruit Class graduated on the morning of March 5, 2021. Each recruit was presented their badge at an outdoor ceremony held on the grounds of Benedict College. Commencement exercises were live streamed from the […]

2-Alarm Fire Displaces 30 People at Alcott Drive Apartment Complex

More than two dozen tenants at a Columbia-area apartment complex were left without a place to stay after a 2-Alarm fire ripped through their building on the afternoon of January 29, 2021. An investigation by CRFD’s fire marshals office later determined that the massive fire at Willow Run Apartments on Alcott Drive was caused by […]

CRFD Selected for National Pilot Program Focused on Community Risk Reduction

Recently the Columbia-Richland Fire Department became one of only 250 fire-service agencies in the U.S. that will take part in a new nationwide pilot program to map areas of risk in our communities. In the coming weeks a new software will be coming online at the department that will help keep track of and chart […]

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Nice 👍🏻 work by our 3rd Shift crews getting a water supply to this working house fire early Saturday morning on Wylie Road in Lower Richland.
The home was left with extensive damages but there were no major injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Do your weekend plans involve sitting around an outdoor fire pit??
REMEMBER the following before you get one started:
1. Select a safe location!
2. Check the local weather forecast! Don't create a fire pit on a windy day or near trees.
3. Don’t burn trash, paper, or cardboard!

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