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CFD among City of Columbia departments to launch partnership with FirstNet

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Contributed by Taylor Wright, City of Columbia Mayor’s Office The City of Columbia has joined forces with the world’s largest telecommunications company, AT&T, to deploy the public safety communications platform FirstNet. The effort is the largest FirstNet deployment in South Carolina. Mayor Benjamin and Columbia Fire Department and Police Department officials joined Terrence Ford, Director […]

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CFD welcomes 12 new firefighters into department’s ranks

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Columbia Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially confirmed 12 new firefighters for the department as members of the 2019-01 CFD Recruit Class graduated on July 25, 2019. Each recruit was badged by Chief Jenkins at a ceremony held inside the Denny Auditorium on the campus of the South Carolina Fire Academy while their friends […]

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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 […]