First Responders Receive CRFD Phoenix Award for Lifesaving Work

During the month of October 2021 the Columbia-Richland Fire Department was honored to recognize 12 of our members and three members of Richland County EMS with the CRFD Phoenix Award.

                Phoenix Award Presentations at CRFD Headquarters

The Phoenix Award is presented to individuals who made critical judgments and actions in efforts to preserve life in severely ill or injured patients on the scene of an emergency.

On Tuesday, October 19 CRFD Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins recognized the members of Engine 6-3rd Shift with the award. During a medical call that happened in September, Engine 6 worked with members of Richland County EMS to deliver lifesaving CPR care to a 17-year-old.

Honored on October 19 with the CRFD Phoenix Award were Fire Captain Christopher Cotton, Engineer Cody Dominick and Firefighter Len Stokes Jr. Richland County EMS Corporal Theresa Douglass, EMT Nathan Miller and Lieutenant Andrew Fowler were also recognized with the award.

Days later on Monday October 25 the department recognized nine more CRFD members with the Phoenix Award. This was for their work to preserve two lives on the scene of a house fire in early 2021.

Honored on October 25 were Senior Firefighter Travis Wiggins, Engineer Layne Dowey, Engineer Justin Epps, Engineer Kenneth Foster, Engineer Arthur Mitchell, Fire Captain Cleo Jackson, Volunteer Fire Captain Michael Deal, Volunteer Firefighter Booker Moore and former CRFD Volunteer Firefighter Ryan Doerzbacher.

Our department congratulates all these individuals on their outstanding work!