2022 Fire Prevention Week Kicks Off With Community Parade & Block Party

CRFD firetrucks would roll through communities along Ridgewood Avenue in Columbia for the annual Fire Prevention Parade on Saturday morning October 8, 2022.

This was the Columbia-Richland Fire Department’s first time holding the event during Fire Prevention Week in three years. The parade had to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Our partners at South Carolina State Fire took part in this year’s parade as well as the marching band and cheerleading team for nearby Eau Claire High School.

The parade made its way down down Ridgewood Avenue and ended at Hyatt Park, where a community block party was held afterwards.

CRFD thanks everyone that took part in this year’s parade and wants to remind all of our citizens to please develop and practice fire escape plans for your homes.