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CRFD Crews Canvas Communities for National Night Out 2021

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The Columbia-Richland Fire Department was proud to once again support National Night Out festivities across the City of Columbia and Richland County during the month of August. A majority of neighborhood events were held on the evening of Tuesday August 3, 2021. Other gatherings were postponed until later weeks. National Night Out is an annual […]

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2-Alarm Fire Tears Through Garners Ferry Apartment Complex

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Columbia-Richland firefighters did an excellent job stopping a 2-Alarm fire that broke out at an apartment building in Richland County on Sunday, July 11. Crews responded to the Austin Wood Apartments off of Garners Ferry Road shortly before 5 p.m. Minutes after arriving on scene firefighters would call for a 2nd Alarm as flames were […]

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10 CRFD Firefighters Recognized for Promotions

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In late June the Columbia Richland Fire Department recognized 10 members of our staff who recently earned promotions. A series of pinning ceremonies were held at CRFD Headquarters. Each honoree was allowed to invite a limited number of guests to watch them receive their new badge from Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins. The department congratulates […]

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2-Alarm Fire Damages 3 Homes in Richland County

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On Friday May 28, 2021 CRFD crews responded to a 2-Alarm fire that ripped through a home on Durham Creek Court, leaving it heavily damaged. Firefighters responded to the scene shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. The first units arrived to find heavy fire spreading quickly throughout the home and threatening residences that were adjacent to […]

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Prisma Health Doctors Pay Visit to CRFD Training Grounds

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The Columbia-Richland Fire Department was honored to once again host staff members from Prisma Health Midlands to give them an inside look at how firefighters respond to emergencies. Doctors in residency at the hospital were invited to the CRFD training grounds on May 19 to take part in a session that focused on car accidents […]

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May Brings New Round of Promotions at CRFD

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The Columbia-Richland Fire Department kicked off the month of May by recognizing our staff members who recently earned promotions. CRFD Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially badged each firefighter during promotional ceremonies that took place at department headquarters. Each honoree was able to have guests in attendance and all attendees followed COVID-19 preventative guidelines. The […]