Columbia Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially confirmed 20 new firefighters for the department as members of the 2018-02 CFD Recruit Class graduated on February 7, 2019.
Each recruit was badged by Chief Jenkins at a ceremony held at Boyce Chapel at First Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
“These recruits have demonstrated that they are ready to serve our communities,” Chief Jenkins said, “They have shown a firm commitment to their firefighter training over these past 18 weeks. I expect that dedication to serve each of them well as they begin their careers as CFD probationary firefighters and protectors of the public.”
All members of class 18-02 will begin their CFD firefighter careers this weekend as they report to their shifts.
The department also presented several awards during the ceremony including the Maltese Cross Award and the Bryan P. Roberts Award