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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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CRFD Engine 11 Crew Honored for Delivering Baby Girl

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On Tuesday October 26, 2021 four firefighters with the Columbia-Richland Fire Department were recognized for the quick and decisive action they took to safely bring a baby into the world in early October. Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins presented the crew of Engine 11-1st Shift with the department’s Stork Award during a brief ceremony at […]

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2-Alarm Fire Rips Through Vacant Apartment Buildings

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On the early morning of Monday October 18, 2021 CRFD crews responded to a 2-Alarm fire on the 1900 block of Barnwell Street in Columbia. 1st Shift crews were dispatched to the scene shortly before 12:30 a.m. and arrived to find a two-story apartment building that was heavily involved with fire. The fire was also […]