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14 Members of CRFD Earn Promotions to New Ranks

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In the fall months of 2021 the Columbia-Richland Fire Department would recognize 14 of its members for reaching new milestones in their fire service careers. CRFD Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins promoted two members to the rank of battalion chief. Two new fire captains and 10 new senior firefighters were also officially badged by Chief […]

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Late CRFD Chaplain, Battalion Chief Laid to Rest

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During the month of September 2021 the Columbia-Richland Fire Department bid goodbye to two of our members who died within days of each other. CRFD Chaplain Billie Bright passed away on the morning of Sunday, September 12 following a long bout with illness. Battalion Chief Joseph Casey Desso died just one day later on Monday, […]

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CRFD Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins Receives COVID-19 Vaccination

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On Monday January 4, 2021 Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins received his vaccination for the COVID-19 virus. The vaccine was administered to Chief Jenkins by staff at Prisma Health Richland Hospital. “I am grateful to be able to receive this crucial vaccination as we begin 2021,” stated Chief Jenkins, “My hope is that as […]

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CRFD Recognizes 58 Firefighters at Promotional Ceremonies

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During the second week of November the Columbia-Richland Fire Department honored 58 of our members who earned promotions within CRFD over the course of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the recognitions took place in a series of smaller ceremonies from Wednesday, November 11, 2020 through Friday, November 13, 2020. Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. […]

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CFD celebrates staff promotions and appointments at December ceremony

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Columbia Richland Fire would wind down 2018 by officially recognizing more than 40 members of the department for their career accomplishments. Department leaders hosted a recognition ceremony on December 10, 2018 to congratulate staff who were promoted or appointed to new positions. That included many employees who earned higher ranks working in fire suppression. Several […]