More than 30 CFD firefighters recognized at April promotions ceremony

On the evening of Wednesday April 3, 2019 Columbia Richland Fire once again took time to extend congratulations to all of our members who were recently promoted.

April promotional ceremony at CFD headquarters

More than 20 senior firefighters, 8 engineers, 4 captains and one new battalion chief were all honored during a ceremony held at department headquarters. As friends and family members of the honorees looked on Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially badged each one.

Here is the complete list of honorees:

Senior Firefighter

Effective December 15, 2018

Guy Williams

Effective February 23, 2019

Bradley Brown

Effective March 9, 2019

Donovan Boatwright            Jeffrey Brazier            Russell Burgess                  Daniel Carter

Patrick English                     Anthony Gangeri         Raymond Gary                  Charles Gilkerson

Spencer Heath                      Tome Higgins               Patrick Humphries          Thomas Kunak

Joshua McGee¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Mark O’Donnell¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Sean Painter¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Jerrell Richburg

Richard Shell                        Jervyn Simon                Christopher Sword           Caleb Weaver

Corey Williamson



Effective March 9, 2019

Michael Baird                      Nicholas Branham            Joshua Donnelly                 Luke Donovan

Kenneth Foster                   Corey Grooms                    Clarence Henderson           Kenneth Warr


Fire Captain

Effective February 23, 2019

Prentiss McLaurin             Jason Schumacher

Effective March 9, 2019

Ameer Bagley                    Christopher Ford


Battalion Chief

Effective February 23, 2019

Kareem Spain

Battalion Chief Kareem Spain with Fire Chief    Aubrey D. Jenkins