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Twenty-five Firefighters complete 18 week recruit school

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Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced the graduation of 25 members of the Columbia Fire Department‚Äôs Recruit Class 17-01 during a graduation ceremony held last night, Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Chief Jenkins said, ‚ÄúI am very proud of these recruits, now Probationary Firefighters for […]

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CFD Experiences Large Call Volume During FLooding

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Columbia Fire Department responded to over 130 calls for service during the evening of Sunday, July 23rd between 4pm – 10pm. ¬†Some of the more significant calls for service were; 11 water rescues, 8 flooded vehicles w/ victims, 21 motor vehicle collisions ( 2 with entrapment) 10 flooded areas.¬† The injuries associated with those calls […]

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Columbia Fire Department Division Chief honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

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Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins is proud to announce that Division Chief Travis Carricato of the Columbia Fire Department was presented with a Patriot Award yesterday, July 16th by a representative from the South Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees serving in the […]

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Columbia and Richland Leaders Join Forces to Promote a Swim Safety Program

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Columbia Fire, Sheriff‚Äôs Department, Recreation Commission, and Coroner Host Swim Safety Event Saturday July 15th 9:00am ‚Äď 12:00pm St. Andrews Park¬†&¬†Eastover Park ¬†Because Columbia and Richland County officials believe that even one drowning death is one drowning death too many, the Columbia Fire Department, Richland County Sheriff and Coroner, as well as the Richland County […]

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Columbia (SC) Firefighters Pull Victim from House Fire

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Fatal House Fire Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins stated that crews from the Columbia Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire shortly before midnight last night (7/5/17) at 1300 block of Lyon Street.¬† As units approached, heavy smoke was visible from the front of the residence.¬† As crews forced entry into the home […]