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CFD gets huge donation of respirator masks from Schneider Electric

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Columbia-Richland firefighters will be able to keep breathing safely thanks to a major donation this summer from Schneider Electric USA Inc. The company donated 29 boxes of N95 respirator masks. In all close to 7,000 new, unused masks were provided and the company even transported them from Hopkins to CFD’s logistics department. N95 masks come in […]

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Firefighters raise skills in high-level rope rescue

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About 24 members of Columbia-Richland Fire looked to take their skills to ‘higher levels’ by taking an advanced course in Rope Rescue. The class, which was hosted at the South Carolina Fire Academy during the week of August 6, drilled firefighters in using basket stretchers from high elevations. Rope Rescue is a basic skill that […]

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Elgin Residents Honored for Saving 4-year-old Boy

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Two Midlands residents were recognized Friday for the swift action they took to save a child’s life. Alex Jackson and Danielle Brown, both of Elgin, received Certificates of Recognition from the department for performing CPR on 4-year-old Chanse Chapman. On June 23 both Jackson and Brown were attending a pool party at an apartment complex off of […]

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Graduation Brings 15 New Firefighters into CFD

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Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced the graduation of 15 members of Columbia-Richland Fire’s Recruit Class 18-01 during a graduation ceremony held Thursday evening June 28, 2018 at the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia, South Carolina. Chief Jenkins said, “I am very proud of these recruits, now Probationary Firefighters, for their accomplishments and […]

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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 […]