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CFD Training making use of Bull Street property

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Lifeless buildings that dot the Bull Street campus in Columbia have provided incredibly valuable practice for area first responders this month. Since the week of September 10, 2018 close to 200 firefighters have been getting training in on the site thanks to Columbia-Richland Fire and Hughes Development Corporation. “The realism and the unpredictability that we […]

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CFD sends teams to help in aftermath of Florence

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As parts of the Carolinas continue to recover from the impacts of Tropical Storm Florence, Columbia-Richland Fire is taking steps to lend a hand. Specifically that support is coming in the form of sending firefighting equipment and manpower to affected areas. On Tuesday a nine-man team from CFD left Richland County for Hartsville, South Carolina. […]

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CRITICAL: Sign-Up for Emergency Alerts Ahead of Florence

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Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring heavy rains and potential flash flooding to our area this weekend. To help get CRITICAL EMERGENCY communications out to the public we are recommending that everyone sign up for the Richland County Emergency Alert Program. The program allows you to receive emergency notifications via phone calls, text messaging, […]

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Closures Announced Ahead of Florence

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Area government offices have now announced closures ahead of Hurricane Florence. City of Columbia Government offices will be closed on Friday September 14, 2018 due to the storm. Richland County offices will be closed both Friday September 14, 2018 and Monday September 17, 2018 because of the hurricane. They will resume normal operations on Tuesday […]

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Resources Available to Get Ready for Hurricane Florence

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Columbia-Richland Fire is continuing to urge area residents to take steps to prepare ahead of Hurricane Florence — a weather event that now could extend into much of the weekend. A friendly reminder that if you need help getting ready consider downloading the mobile app of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. The app can […]