As the spread of COVID-19 continues to grip our state, the Columbia Richland Fire Department will join other area public safety agencies in an initiative to remind the public that first responders are still here to serve.
The department will be taking part in ‘Sirens for Solidarity’ on the evening of Friday, April 3, 2020. At 7 p.m. all firetrucks that are at department stations will sound their alarms and flash their lights for 30 to 45 seconds. The purpose of this is to convey a message to our citizens that through the long and difficult days ahead first responders will continue to provide the highest quality of service possible.
“I’m excited to join our partners in the fire service and public safety as a whole by taking part in this initiative,” said Columbia Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins, “In these uncertain times we want the communities we serve to understand that the COVID-19 crisis will not stop first responders from providing protection and security. It is our constant mission that will not waver in the face of this pandemic.”
CRFD will be joining the Irmo Fire District, the Lexington County Fire Service and other area public safety agencies in the campaign. Area fire departments are also working on new ways to promote fire safety in communities over the coming weeks as residents continue to stay home due to the virus.