CRFD Welcomes 11 New Firefighters Following Summer Graduation Ceremony

Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins swore in 11 new full-time firefighters for the department as commencement exercises for CRFD Recruit Class 2022-03 were held on the evening of Thursday, August 18 at Dreher High School.

11 members of class 22-03 were officially badged by Chief Jenkins after completing weeks of training at the department’s fire academy.

“Our department is thrilled to have these new firefighters joining our ranks,” Chief Jenkins said, “Each one of them is ready to provide our citizens with the highest quality of service after 16 weeks of physical training and rigorous study. I look forward to following their careers with CRFD in the months and years ahead.”

The Columbia-Richland Fire Department extends its congratulations to our new full-time firefighters.


Ben Boyette
Ryan Boyle
Thomas Hamberis
Melanie Henderson
Josef Lanz
Caleb Lewis
Kristofer McClain
Jordan Morgan
Adam Polston
Khalid Ramsundar
Samuel Twigger