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The Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull Turns Five

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For Immediate Release: Abigail Pait abigail@curingkidscancer.org 404-465-2916  Gather a team to pull a fire truck in honor of a child battling cancer. Columbia, S.C. – March 1, 2018 – Curing Kids Cancer and the Columbia Fire Department are joining forces for the fifth annual Fire Truck Pull to fund childhood cancer research and treatments. The […]

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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 […]

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CFD CAPTAIN SELECTED MAN OF THE YEAR

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CONGRATULATIONS to Captain Thomas Niles, Jr. for being selected as the 2018 Men On The Move Calendar Project’s Man of the Year. This calendar highlights the background of men who are active in the community; successful in their field; making a difference with social concerns; and Game Changers! They give of themselves, their time, and […]

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Home Heating Safety

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Home Heating Fires are the Leading Cause of Home Fires and Fatalities. As we are expected to continue with cooler temperatures over the weekend, Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins encourages the citizens of the City of Columbia and Richland County to use caution while heating your homes as some heating sources that comfort us […]

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THANKSGIVING COOKING SAFETY

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Don’t Let a Cooking Fire Ruin Your Thanksgiving Holiday Thanksgiving is a time of year for families and friends to get together, but as cooking is a major activity of this holiday it presents a greater risk of home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), nearly four times as many home cooking fires occur […]