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Citizens Encouraged to Recreate Safely During July 4th Holiday

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With the threat of COVID-19 still strong across the state of South Carolina, many residents will be turning to the July 4th weekend for fun and some feeling of normalcy this year. However, the fire department once again wants to remind residents that any holiday celebration can be ruined if safety guidelines are ignored. This […]

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How to Safely Create A Fire Pit for Your Home

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The summer season may make a fire pit sound ideal for your property, but before you set to work on one here is some important information to keep handy:   FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON FIRE PITS What type of bricks should I use? Kiln Bricks, also referred to as Fire Bricks or Refractory Bricks, are made from ceramic […]

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Columbia Enacts State of Emergency Following Afternoon of Protests

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Following demonstrations that turned violent in the City of Columbia on Saturday May 30, 2020, city leaders passed an emergency ordinance declaring a curfew for the downtown area. The curfew will apply within the boundaries of Sumter Street, Huger Street, Elmwood Avenue and Pendleton Street until Monday morning June 1, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. Residents […]

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Cub Scout Pack Virtually Visits Fire Department

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On  Sunday April 26 members of Cub Scout Pack 287 got a real treat as they were able to virtually visit CRFD Headquarters on Laurel Street. Fire Education Officer Bengie Leverett conducted the tour, which included a look at the department’s fire museum and truck bay. The Fire Education Office is offering free tours of […]