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CRFD Reminds Residents to ‘Mask Up’ While Celebrating Halloween

The threat of COVID-19 this Halloween will mean more safeguards for area residents to keep in mind while celebrating tricks and treats. In addition to practicing fire safety the Columbia-Richland Fire Department also wants area residents to take steps during their Halloween celebrations to stay protected from the virus. “Make no mistake about it many […]

Firefighters Want You to ‘Serve Up Safety’ for Fire Prevention Week 2020

The Columbia-Richland Fire Department will be joining agencies throughout the U.S. in asking citizens to be more attentive and alert in their kitchens as National Fire Prevention Week 2020 kicks off the week of October 4, 2020. The theme for this year’s prevention week (October 4-October 10) is ‘Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen’ […]

Tropical Storm Sally Likely to Bring Heavy Rains to Midlands

On Wednesday September 16, 2020 the National Weather Service in Columbia began issuing advisories for the Central Midlands ahead of Tropical Storm Sally. Remnants of the storm are expected to bring periods of heavy rain to our service area on Thursday September 17 and into Friday September 18. A flash flood watch is currently in […]

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REMEMBER that some decorations for Halloween can be HIGHLY flammable!

Keep them away from any open flames!

We thank staff members at Columbia International University for treating all of our 1st Shift firefighters to a Chick-Fil-A lunch yesterday!

The generosity you showed was truly incredible!


Even though we can’t come visit students in person we are still finding ways to connect and have educational fun with area schools!

This morning our Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins had a blast reading VIRTUALLY to a class at Burton-Pack Elementary! 📚

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