Columbia-Richland Fire Rescue is continuing to support the South Carolina Forestry Commission as it works to fully extinguish a small wildfire near Harbison State Forest. At last report on Thursday July 12 the fire was still a few acres in size and forestry crews were still on scene working to clean-up and monitor smoldering debris. Since then officials say […]
Two Midlands residents were recognized Friday for the swift action they took to save a child’s life. Alex Jackson and Danielle Brown, both of Elgin, received Certificates of Recognition from the department for performing CPR on 4-year-old Chanse Chapman. On June 23 both Jackson and Brown were attending a pool party at an apartment complex off of […]
Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced the graduation of 15 members of the Columbia-Richland Fire Rescue’s Recruit Class 18-01 during a graduation ceremony held Thursday evening June 28, 2018 at the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia, South Carolina. Chief Jenkins said, “I am very proud of these recruits, now Probationary Firefighters, for their […]
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.