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2-Alarm Fire Tears Through Garners Ferry Apartment Complex

Columbia-Richland firefighters did an excellent job stopping a 2-Alarm fire that broke out at an apartment building in Richland County on Sunday, July 11. Crews responded to the Austin Wood Apartments off of Garners Ferry Road shortly before 5 p.m. Minutes after arriving on scene firefighters would call for a 2nd Alarm as flames were […]

CRFD Reminding Citizens to Exercise Caution While Using Fireworks

The 2021 July 4th Weekend is likely to bring a spike in family parties and community gatherings as more and more restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be lifted. Keeping that in mind the Columbia-Richland Fire Department is once again encouraging area residents to use extreme caution and attentiveness if they plan to set […]

10 CRFD Firefighters Recognized for Promotions

In late June the Columbia Richland Fire Department recognized 10 members of our staff who recently earned promotions. A series of pinning ceremonies were held at CRFD Headquarters. Each honoree was allowed to invite a limited number of guests to watch them receive their new badge from Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins. The department congratulates […]

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DON'T FORGET to join us tonight for the National Night Out Kickoff Celebration at Page Ellington Park!

Get to know your neighbors and enjoy free food and other festivities!

We hope to see you there at 6 p.m.!

Today is National Chicken Wing Day!! 🐓🐓
Whatever your preferred sauce, just make sure you observe cooking safety precautions while preparing your wings!

If cooking at home, ensure chicken wings are safe to eat by verifying they have reached an internal temp of 165 °F.

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