On Wednesday February 15th a joint training exercise occurred; a first of its kind involving firefighters from the Columbia Fire Department, EMTs & Paramedics from Richland County EMS, and residents from Palmetto Health. The training focused on vehicle extrications and providing patient care during the extrication. Over 40 physicians from Palmetto Health’s residency program along with […]
Grant will provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to senior citizens in Hopkins The Columbia Fire Department is proud to announce the award of a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for $7,885.00. This grant was used to purchase 300 smoke and 200 carbon monoxide alarms that will be distributed primarily to senior […]
This morning, all stations were toned out and all members of the Columbia Fire Department paused to remember the anniversary of the Line of Duty Death our brother and fellow Firefighter, Firefighter Willie Warren. On February 6, 1927, Firefighter Willie Warren was killed when a fire apparatus backed into him while he was behind […]
We the Columbia Fire Department exists to protect lives, property and the environment through the enforcement of fire codes, presentation of comprehensive public fire safety education programs, the investigation of incidents of arson, and rapid, effective responses to and mitigation of fires, rescue incidents, hazardous material leaks, and natural disasters.