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Firefighters Paramedics & Doctors Collaborate To Better Understand Vehicle Extrications

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On Wednesday February 15th a joint training exercise occurred; a first of its kind involving firefighters from the Columbia Fire Department, EMTs & Paramedics from Richland County EMS, and residents from Palmetto Health.  The training focused on vehicle extrications and providing patient care during the extrication.  Over 40 physicians from Palmetto Health’s residency program along with […]

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Lifesaving Grant Awarded to Columbia Fire

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Grant will provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to senior citizens in Hopkins The Columbia Fire Department is proud to announce the award of a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation for $7,885.00. This grant was used to purchase 300 smoke and 200 carbon monoxide alarms that will be distributed primarily to senior […]

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Line of Duty Death Anniversary – Firefighter Willie Warren

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This morning, all stations were toned out and all members of the Columbia Fire Department paused to remember the anniversary of the Line of Duty Death our brother and fellow Firefighter, Firefighter Willie Warren.   On February 6, 1927, Firefighter Willie Warren was killed when a fire apparatus backed into him while he was behind […]

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CHIEF JENKINS CELEBRATING 39 Years

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Thirty-nine years ago today, Aubrey D. Jenkins was hired as Firefighter for the Columbia Fire Department starting out on the tailboard on an Engine to a Battalion Chief.  In 2005 he was appointed to Deputy Chief and in 2011 he was hired as the first African-American Fire Chief.  In 2017 Chief Jenkins was elected as […]

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The CFD Celebrating 115 Years of Service!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO #THECFD CELEBRATING 115 YEARS of SERVICE! The Department was established on this day, February 1, 1903 with its first Fire Chief, W. J. May and W. H. Sloan its Assistant Chief elected on January 22, 1903. The Department was comprised of 40 men selected from the four disbanded volunteer companies, divided among the four […]