Mission Statement: The Mission of the Staffing Division of the Columbia of Columbia Fire Department is to maintain appropriate coverage for the City Of Columbia and Richland County citizens to ensure that we have adequate apparatus coverage for the 32 Fire stations it staffs . The staffing department maintains this goal with personnel that are highly trained and skilled to mitigate all hazards that effect the citizens that live within the boundaries of the City Of Columbia and Richland County.


The Purpose

The Staffing Division is to plan for adequate station coverage to provide life safety and property conservation for the citizens of the City of Columbia and Richland County.


The Columbia Fire Department

The City of Columbia is the Capital of the State of South Carolina and the second largest city in the state. The City expands 134.9 square mile within the county of Richland. Richland County has a total area of 772 square miles with and population of about 401,566 as of 2014. The City of Columbia Fire Department staffs 32 fire stations throughout the City Of Columbia and the Richland County fire district with 454 Fire suppression personnel. The Stations are staffed 24 hours a day seven day a week. The Columbia Fire Department has three shifts with approximately 151 personnel per shift ready to serve the citizens of both the City Of Columbia and Richland County. There are 12 City fire stations which cover the City of Columbia and 20 County fire Stations which cover Richland County.



Contact Person

Staffing Chief, Wilfred Roach

1800 Laurel Street Columbia, S.C. 29201

Phone (803) 545-3706