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CFD Training making use of Bull Street property

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Lifeless buildings that dot the Bull Street campus in Columbia have provided incredibly valuable practice for area first responders this month. Since the week of September 10, 2018 close to 200 firefighters have been getting training in on the site thanks to Columbia-Richland Fire and Hughes Development Corporation. “The realism and the unpredictability that we […]

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Resources Available to Get Ready for Hurricane Florence

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Columbia-Richland Fire is continuing to urge area residents to take steps to prepare ahead of Hurricane Florence — a weather event that now could extend into much of the weekend. A friendly reminder that if you need help getting ready consider downloading the mobile app of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. The app can […]

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CFD gets huge donation of respirator masks from Schneider Electric

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Columbia-Richland firefighters will be able to keep breathing safely thanks to a major donation this summer from Schneider Electric USA Inc. The company donated 29 boxes of N95 respirator masks. In all close to 7,000 new, unused masks were provided and the company even transported them from Hopkins to CFD’s logistics department. N95 masks come in […]

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Firefighters raise skills in high-level rope rescue

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About 24 members of Columbia-Richland Fire looked to take their skills to ‘higher levels’ by taking an advanced course in Rope Rescue. The class, which was hosted at the South Carolina Fire Academy during the week of August 6, drilled firefighters in using basket stretchers from high elevations. Rope Rescue is a basic skill that […]

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Elgin residents honored for saving 4-year-old boy

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Two Midlands residents were recognized Friday for the swift action they took to save a child’s life. Alex Jackson and Danielle Brown, both of Elgin, received Certificates of Recognition from the department for performing CPR on 4-year-old Chanse Chapman. On June 23 both Jackson and Brown were attending a pool party at an apartment complex off of […]

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Graduation brings 15 new firefighters into CFD

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Columbia-Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins announced the graduation of 15 members of Columbia-Richland Fire’s Recruit Class 18-01 during a graduation ceremony held Thursday evening June 28, 2018 at the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia, South Carolina. Chief Jenkins said, “I am very proud of these recruits, now Probationary Firefighters, for their accomplishments and […]