Latest News

CFD rescues one from 2-Alarm fire at hotel

Posted on

An early afternoon 2-alarm fire on May 21, 2019 had Columbia Richland Fire crews racing to a hotel near Two Notch Road and I-20. The 3-floor La Qunita Inn had heavy fire on the rear side of the building by the time firefighters got on scene. Early arriving crews quickly got water on the flames. […]

Latest News

Blood donors needed for 2019 Boots & Badges Drive

Posted on

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 […]

Latest News

2 Alarm Arson Fire Damages Homes on Greene Street

Posted on

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 […]

Latest News

CFD christens New Engine 9 with Community Push In

Posted on

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 […]

Latest News

Volunteer firefighters celebrated at May graduation

Posted on

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 […]