Firefighters support program to give seniors better home lighting

Columbia-Richland Fire partnered up with the Columbia Police Department  on October 22, 2018 to  light up  the Ensor Forest Assisted Living Facility off of Monticello Road.

CFD crews working in the Ensor Forest Assisted Living Facility

The two agencies helped the American Association of Retired Persons distribute and install cost efficient LED lightbulbs to senior citizens. The goal of the pilot program, called ‘This Little Light of Mine,’ is to reduce accidents and falls in area homes because of poor lighting.

Even Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins was scaling ladders to help get the job done.

Target areas for the lightbulbs were bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways and kitchen areas.