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CFD Sends Teams to Help in Aftermath of Florence

As parts of the Carolinas continue to recover from the impacts of Tropical Storm Florence, Columbia-Richland Fire is taking steps to lend a hand. Specifically that support is coming in the form of firefighting equipment and manpower to affected areas. On Tuesday a nine-man team from CFD left Richland County for Hartsville, South Carolina. Two […]

CRITICAL: Sign-Up for Emergency Alerts Ahead of Florence

Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring heavy rains and potential flash flooding to our area this weekend. To help get CRITICAL EMERGENCY communications out to the public we are recommending that everyone sign up for the Richland County Emergency Alert Program. The program allows you to receive emergency notifications via phone calls, text messaging, […]

Closures Announced Ahead of Florence

Area government offices have now announced closures ahead of Hurricane Florence. City of Columbia Government offices will be closed on Friday September 14, 2018 due to the storm. Richland County offices will be closed both Friday September 14, 2018 and Monday September 17, 2018 because of the hurricane. They will resume normal operations on Tuesday […]

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TRAFFIC UPDATE: part of #I-26 WB at mile marker 104 should be reopening shortly following 2 vehicle wreck

TRAFFIC ALERT: #I-26 WB shut down to traffic at this time at mile marker 104 due to 2-vehicle collision. Avoid that stretch of the interstate at this time.

As he retired today from Columbia-Richland Fire among Division Chief @jtcarricato ‘s final remarks to his colleagues:

‘Continue to learn. Be ready for that one moment you can make a difference in someone’s life.’

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