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CFD steps up for Fire Rescue SC 2019

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Columbia Richland Fire would play a supporting role for the annual Fire Rescue SC Conference. For the second straight year the conference was held in the capital city, going from June 24 to June 29. Firefighters representing departments across the state were in attendance. Activities were held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center as well […]

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Blood donors needed for 2019 Boots & Badges Drive

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Contributed by Maya Franklin, American Red Cross The Columbia Police Department, Columbia Fire Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are challenging each other — and the community — to give blood at the eighth annual “Boots and Badges” blood drive on May 24, 2019. Boots and Badges is a friendly competition that pits the police […]

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2 Alarm Arson Fire Damages Homes on Greene Street

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A fire that authorities believe was intentionally set left two homes on Greene Street in Columbia badly damaged on May 14, 2019. CFD crews responded to the homes on the 1700 block of Greene Street just before 6:30 a.m. Heavy fire was found to be coming through the roof of one of the homes and […]

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CFD christens New Engine 9 with Community Push In

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The latest firetruck to join the CFD fleet was officially ushered into service on Thursday May 9, 2019. Leaders with the City of Columbia, Richland County and area neighborhoods joined department staff pushing the NEW Engine 9 into its fire station home on Devine Street. Lights on the new engine were illuminated as the truck […]

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Volunteer firefighters celebrated at May graduation

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In what was a first for Columbia Richland Fire, the department recognized the work of its many volunteer members by holding a graduation ceremony on May 6, 2019. More than 20 volunteer recruits were officially sworn into service with the department while their friends and family looked on. The ceremony drew close to 200 people […]