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.



CFD Special Operations and the Training Bureau hosted an extrication demonstration at our training grounds earlier today. ... See MoreSee Less

Great day for CFD Spec Ops. as we worked side by side with 40 resident physicians, our EMS Medical Control Physicians, Richland County EMS to review and improve auto extrication. #cfdspecops

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Engine 27, Rescue 3, and Station 27 volunteers attended Fort Jackson’s flashover simulator today. Thank you FT. Jackson FD! ... See MoreSee Less

Huge thanks to Fort Jackson Fire Department for hosting us in their Flashover Simulator this morning! Great training for everyone involved! Columbia Fire Department (SC)

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Truck School Day 5-

Written and practical skills testing, live fire - Can Confidence, Through-the-Lock, flat roof ventilation, and Gemtor harness training/bail-outs. Excellent and hard work by all this previous week!

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Truck School 2018-01 Day 4-

Roll-up doors, locks, padlocks, chains, saw work, VES, roof Ventilation and everything else!

#TruckSchool #acquiredstructureprogram
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Contact Person

Battalion Chief of Training, Nicholas Martin

1505 Taylor Street Columbia, S.C. 29201

Phone (803) 545-3732