CRFD Promotes 20 Members During Mid 2022

Roughly 20 members of the Columbia-Richland Fire Department earned promotions to new ranks of leadership during the spring, summer and early fall months of 2022. Many of them would officially be recognized for their achievements during a promotional ceremony held at department headquarters on the evening of Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Others honorees were recognized at earlier dates during the year.

The department is proud to recognize the following members on their recent promotions and appointments:


Promoted to Senior Firefighter

Jackson Day                         Ryan Espling                          Zakary Humphries

Matthew Ives                            Caleb Jacobs                       Cruz Mata

Nathan Poore


Promoted to Volunteer Engineer

Emily Joyce


Promoted to Engineer

Luis Brown                                 Reinaldo Sabb


Promoted to Fire Captain

James Ashford                            Luke Donovan                       Austin Graham

Corey Grooms                             Michael LeGrand                   John Paolucci

Kenneth Warr


Promoted to Battalion Chief

Jacob Eller                                     Gregory Walker


Promoted to Division Chief of Special Operations

Chad Harmon