On Friday April 3, 2020 the Columbia-Richland Fire Department would join several other area first responding agencies in sounding sirens to bolster hope during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
At 7:00 p.m. all department fire crews that were not on emergency service calls at the time sounded the sirens on their firetrucks for a period of 30 seconds. Many participating companies sounded their sirens from out in front of their respective stations.
The focus behind the campaign was to let citizens know that first responders will still be here to serve them during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Irmo Fire District, the Lexington County Fire Service and several other public safety agencies in Lexington County also took part in the initiative.