During the month of July elected leaders in the City of Columbia and Richland County recognized CRFD for once again earning the title of a ‘Fire Safe Community’ in South Carolina.
This was the third year in a row that the department received that title from ‘Fire Safe South Carolina’ for our constant work in ‘Community Risk Reduction.’ Over the course of 2021 CRFD staff completed 578 public education events, 23 fire safety education presentations and 62 home fire safety surveys to prevent fires and fire-related injuries in our communities.
Richland County Council Meeting, July 12
On Tuesday, July 12 the Richland County Council presented CRFD Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins and members of our command staff with an honorary proclamation for the achievement. Later on July 26 the Columbia City Council also presented the department with an honorary proclamation naming the day as ‘Columbia-Richland Fire Department Appreciation Day’ in the City of Columbia.