CFD welcomes 12 new firefighters into department’s ranks

Columbia Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially confirmed 12 new firefighters for the department as members of the 2019-01 CFD Recruit Class graduated on July 25, 2019.

Members of Recruit Class 2019-01 with Fire Chief   Aubrey D. Jenkins

Each recruit was badged by Chief Jenkins at a ceremony held inside the Denny Auditorium on the campus of the South Carolina Fire Academy while their friends and loved ones looked on.


All members of class 19-01 will report to work beginning this Saturday July 27, 2019.






The department would like to congratulate the members of Recruit Class 2019-01


Joshua Barfield

 Matthew Birnie

 Christopher Chewning

 Ryan Espling

 Alexander Fant

 Ryan Hall

 Cameron Ingram

 Cameron Jones

 Kevin McDonald

 Kevin Page

 Peyton Simien

 William Slicer

The department also presented several awards during the ceremony including the Maltese Cross Award and the Bryan P. Roberts Award. Recruit Cameron Ingram received the Maltese Cross while Recruit Christopher Chewning received the Bryan P. Roberts Award.