Fire Reports Info

To File a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) please follow link below:

Please note: the fee has changed. Effective January 1, 2017, all incident reports are now $5.00. Requests received with the incorrect fee will be returned.


A fire incident report is generated by the Columbia Fire Department each time a fire apparatus is dispatched to assist with a fire, hazardous materials incident, rescue or other dangerous situations. Fire incident reports are public records, but are available upon request to the property’s homeowner, occupant of residency and property manager.

Fire reports are $5.00. No report will be given without proper identification that is associated with the burned property.

To obtain a copy of a Fire Report, please complete the FIRE REPORT REQUEST FORM and carefully follow the printed instructions, including the instructions for returning it by mail.

Types of Fire Reports available are as follows:

  • FIRE INCIDENT REPORT (NFIRS):  Report generated by the Incident Commander under the rules and guidelines of the National Fire Incident Reporting System.
  • FIRE INVESTIGATION REPORT (FIR):  Report generated when CFD Fire Investigators are dispatched to perform an origin and cause investigation.  To determine the availability of a FIR, please call the CFD Fire Prevention Bureau at 545-3701.  Please note: Depending on the complexity and other factors of an incident, a FIR may not be completed for weeks or months.  If applicable, a FIR may be withheld from disclosure pursuant to SC Government Code Title-30 and SC CHAPTER 4 -Public Records -SECTION 30-4-40

Please print, sign, and submit your FIRE REPORT REQUEST FORM as follows:

Columbia Fire Department
Attn: Fire Analysis Specialist
1800 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC  29201


For additional information questions or concerns, please contact the Columbia Fire Department at 803.545.3700.


When serving a subpoena for Columbia Fire Department records or personnel please submit to the City of Columbia City Clerk’s Office:

1737 Main Street

Post Office Box 147 (Columbia, South Carolina 29217)

Columbia, South Carolina 29201


Phone: 803-545-3045

Fax: 803-255-8936 

No subpoenas concerning personal matters shall be accepted.


Contact Person

Fire Analyst, Reshieka Bell

1800 Laurel Street Columbia, S.C. 29201

Phone (803) 545-4276