4 CRFD Members Earn Promotions with Fire Prevention Division

CRFD would recognize four members of the department on Tuesday December 15, 2020 for recently earning promotions within our Fire Prevention Division. Two of the honorees are now joining the division, which handles fire code enforcement within the City of Columbia. The remaining two staff members were promoted to higher ranks within the office.

Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins presented each honoree with their new badge and a certificate of recognition during a small pinning ceremony in the department’s fire museum. All honorees were allowed to bring a few guests for the event and all in attendance followed COVID-19 safety guidelines.

CRFD would like to congratulate the following individuals on their recent promotions, which took effect on December 12, 2020.


                   Courtney Clowney – Deputy Fire Marshal

                   Joshua Ballard – Deputy Fire Marshal

                   Kenneth Willis – Fire Investigator

                   Bengie Leverett – Assistant Fire Marshal


(Pictured at left in each photo: Deputy Fire Marshal Courtney Clowney, Deputy Fire Marshal Joshua Ballard, Fire Investigator Kenneth Willis, Assistant Fire Marshal Bengie Leverett)