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Firefighters Raise School Supplies to Help Families in Need

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As the 2021 school year began, members of the Columbia-Richland Fire Department were busy lending their support to help area families in need obtain school supplies. Over the course of several weeks in August CRFD members contributed hundreds of dollars worth of school supplies to two ‘back to school’ drives! One was organized by area […]

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CRFD Crews Canvas Communities for National Night Out 2021

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The Columbia-Richland Fire Department was proud to once again support National Night Out festivities across the City of Columbia and Richland County during the month of August. A majority of neighborhood events were held on the evening of Tuesday August 3, 2021. Other gatherings were postponed until later weeks. National Night Out is an annual […]

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10 CRFD Firefighters Recognized for Promotions

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In late June the Columbia Richland Fire Department recognized 10 members of our staff who recently earned promotions. A series of pinning ceremonies were held at CRFD Headquarters. Each honoree was allowed to invite a limited number of guests to watch them receive their new badge from Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins. The department congratulates […]

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May Brings New Round of Promotions at CRFD

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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 […]

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CRFD & Columbia Police Investigating Series of House Fires

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The Columbia-Richland Fire Department is working with the Columbia Police Department to investigate the causes of three fires that occurred in the Booker-Washington Heights neighborhood. Thankfully, no one was injured during the incidents. While investigators acknowledge that the fires all happened in close proximity to each other, they cannot say with certainty if the fires […]