CFD celebrates staff promotions and appointments at December ceremony

Columbia Richland Fire would wind down 2018 by officially recognizing more than 40 members of the department for their career accomplishments.

Department leaders hosted a recognition ceremony on December 10, 2018 to congratulate staff who were promoted or appointed to new positions. That included many employees who earned higher ranks working in fire suppression.

CFD Recognition Ceremony at department headquarters – December 10, 2018
CFD Volunteer Coordinator William Broscious with some of our newly appointed volunteer captains.

Several families were on hand for the ceremony at department headquarters to  celebrate the accomplishments of their loved ones.

Here is the complete list of honorees:

Senior Firefighter

Effective October 21, 2017

Hampton Bailey     Michael Baird     Thomas Bookman     Patrick Crumpton

Markus Ervin      Christian Kerr          William Neff            Justin Owens

 Le’Andre Patterson     Stephan Sims-King     Travis Wiggins      

Effective March 10, 2018

Gustavo Gonzalez

Effective May 19, 2018

Adam Baker     Jesse Bussey    Carl Edwards    Reinaldo Sabb

Effective December 15, 2018

 Javier Colon     David Cox     Cody Knight     Josh Moskaitis

Shaun Murphy      Alexander T.  Reese     Jaered Shelton

Gary Sopcheck     Guy Williams


Effective May 19, 2018

Thomas Nichols

Effective July 14, 2018

Thomas Ray

Effective September 8, 2018

Blake Hott

Effective December 1, 2018

Austin Graham     Acie Kibler     Adam Lundquist      Travis Pickett

Jonathan Lykes                                                             

Volunteer Captain

Effective December of 2018

Tiffany Bowen     Christopher Brazell     J.D. McCarley

Fire Captain

Effective September 8, 2018

Gary Walters     

Effective December 1, 2018

Dustin Lone     Bryan Spitzer

Battalion Chief

Effective December 1, 2018

James Warf

Battalion Chief James Warf being officially pinned by Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins

Division Chief

Effective December 1, 2018

Kevin Hart

Division Chief Kevin Hart being congratulated by Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins

Department Appointments

Public Information Officer – Mike DeSumma (Effective June 18, 2018)

Fire Communications Officer – Marcas Houtchings (Effective December 1, 2018)

Fire Training Chief – Anthony Holloway (Effective July 14, 2018)