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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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New Year’s Eve Fireworks Safety

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Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins wants you to have a safe New Year by leaving the fireworks to the professionals such as during the Famously Hot New Year celebration.  Chief Jenkins strongly discourages the use of consumer fireworks due to the high risk of property damage, injuries and possible death associated with fireworks. If […]

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CFD Activates MMRS Resources for US Department of Defense’s Federal Coordination Center Mission

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The Columbia Fire Department received a request on Sunday from the US Department of Defense’s Federal Coordination Center (FCC) to activate Metropolitan Medical Response Systems (MMRS) equipment and supplies managed by the CFD to help support the potential emergency evacuation of an unknown number of medical patients from Caribbean hospitals. CFD firefighters from St Andrews […]

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Missing Boater-Durham Alexander DeLaura

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Statement from Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins and information on Durham Alexander DeLaura while serving at the Columbia Fire Department. Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins stated, “The CFD Family continues to offer our thoughts and prayers to Durham’s family and friends. He was a very talented Firefighter who developed many skills during his nearly ten years serving […]

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Fire Department Donates Apparatus to Area Schools

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Columbia Fire Department, City of Columbia and Richland County donate decommissioned fire engines to high school firefighter programs. Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins in partnership with the City of Columbia and Richland County is proud to announce the donation of three fire engines to our local school districts as part of a career technical center […]

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Twenty-five Firefighters complete 18 week recruit school

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Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced the graduation of 25 members of the Columbia Fire Department’s Recruit Class 17-01 during a graduation ceremony held last night, Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Chief Jenkins said, “I am very proud of these recruits, now Probationary Firefighters for […]

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CFD Experiences Large Call Volume During FLooding

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Columbia Fire Department responded to over 130 calls for service during the evening of Sunday, July 23rd between 4pm – 10pm.  Some of the more significant calls for service were; 11 water rescues, 8 flooded vehicles w/ victims, 21 motor vehicle collisions ( 2 with entrapment) 10 flooded areas.  The injuries associated with those calls […]

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Columbia Fire Department Division Chief honored by Department of Defense for patriotic support

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Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins is proud to announce that Division Chief Travis Carricato of the Columbia Fire Department was presented with a Patriot Award yesterday, July 16th by a representative from the South Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee, in recognition of extraordinary support of their employees serving in the […]

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Columbia and Richland Leaders Join Forces to Promote a Swim Safety Program

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Columbia Fire, Sheriff’s Department, Recreation Commission, and Coroner Host Swim Safety Event Saturday July 15th 9:00am – 12:00pm St. Andrews Park & Eastover Park  Because Columbia and Richland County officials believe that even one drowning death is one drowning death too many, the Columbia Fire Department, Richland County Sheriff and Coroner, as well as the Richland County […]