What we Do?

The Columbia Fire Department Training Division manages and oversees all aspects of training and education for department members.  This includes recruit-level training, continuing education, and career development.  Our mission is to prepare CFD members for “operational excellence” on emergency scenes through realistic and meaningful training based on the needs of Columbia Fire Department operations.  We deliver coursework on disciplines relating to all services provided by the CFD.



Training Division staff includes one battalion chief (Chief of Training), four captains (Training Officers), and a fire training coordinator. The Training Division manages the CFD Training Academy and associated courses as well as delivering courses from the South Carolina Fire Academy and National Fire Academy. Training Division staff also facilitate company-level and multi-company drills through a variety of delivery methods, and respond to emergency incidents to support operations and assess training needs.




1 month ago

Columbia Fire Department Training Bureau

Quarterly EMT in service training day. Topics included OB delivery, CPR, L VAD’s , Setting up IV sets and calculating O2 flow durations. ... See MoreSee Less

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Test day for 12 members completing Fire Instructor 2 class. These members put in a long week of classroom time and even more hours outside of the classroom studying for the final exam and creation of their project. The final project consisted of a lesson plan,budget and a executive summary presentation. Congratulations on a job well done. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

Columbia Fire Department Training Bureau

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Contact Person

Assistant Chief Operations, Randy Wells

1505 Taylor Street Columbia, S.C. 29201

Phone (803) 545-3702