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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 […]

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Check Smoke Alarms & Carbon Monoxide Detectors This Weekend

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The Columbia Fire Department encourages testing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors as daylight savings time ends Sunday, November 5th. It’s time to fall back one hour as daylight savings time ends this weekend. As we set our clocks back, Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins recommends testing your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. […]

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY

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Don’t let Halloween safety give you a fright; just keep it simple. Halloween is a week away, and with it, the rush to find the perfect costume, that great pumpkin, and just the right decorations for your home. Hidden within all this fun and excitement are potential fire hazards and the Columbia Fire Department wants […]

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FILL THE PINK HELMET

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Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced yesterday that the Columbia Fire Department would hosting the 3rd Annual Fill the Pink Helmet Fundraiser on Friday, September 29th at the Walmarts on Bush River Rd and Forest Drive for Palmetto Health’s Bosom Buddies Fundbe collecting monetary donations for the Bosom Buddies a 501(c)3 charity that assists […]

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Columbia Fire Department Hiring Firefighters

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The Columbia Fire Department launches hiring campaign for the next CFD Recruit Class, 18-01 Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced today that the Columbia Fire Department is accepting applications for Firefighter.  The application process will close midnight on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. The Department is the largest in the state and is responsible for […]

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2017 TUNNEL to TOWERS 5K RUN & WALK

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What is Tunnel to Towers? Tunnel to Towers is a series of 5K runs and walks that take place in cities around the country to celebrate and appreciate first responders who serve, save and sacrifice on our behalf every day. Columbia is home to South Carolina’s Tunnel to Towers race. When is South Carolina’s race? […]

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Fourth of July Fireworks Safety

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    Fireworks can result in severe burns, fractures, or scars or disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins encourages you this holiday weekend to be safety minded when it comes to fireworks. Amateur fireworks use endangers not only the users, but also bystanders and surrounding property and structures. Pyrotechnic […]