May Brings New Round of Promotions at CRFD

The Columbia-Richland Fire Department kicked off the month of May by recognizing our staff members who recently earned promotions.

CRFD Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially badged each firefighter during promotional ceremonies that took place at department headquarters. Each honoree was able to have guests in attendance and all attendees followed COVID-19 preventative guidelines.

The department would like to congratulate the following members of our staff who earned promotions to new ranks:


Fire Captain

Terri Hale



Volunteer Fire Captain

Eric Crane


Volunteer Fire Engineer

Orlando Devers

Richard Kneece Jr.

Bradley Siede

Michael Welker Jr.