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10 Firefighters Recognized for Recent Promotions with CRFD

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During the month of March the Columbia-Richland Fire Department was honored to recognize 10 members of the department who all earned promotions during the first quarter of 2021. CRFD Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially presented each honoree with their new badge during a series of promotional ceremonies held at department headquarters. Honorees were allowed […]

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CRFD Welcomes 16 New Firefighters at Graduation Service

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Columbia Richland Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins officially confirmed 16 new firefighters for the department as members of the 2020-02 CRFD Recruit Class graduated on the morning of March 5, 2021. Each recruit was presented their badge at an outdoor ceremony held on the grounds of Benedict College. Commencement exercises were live streamed from the […]

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4 CRFD Members Earn Promotions with Fire Prevention Division

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CRFD would recognize four members of the department on Tuesday December 15, 2020 for recently earning promotions within our Fire Prevention Division. Two of the honorees are now joining the division, which handles fire code enforcement within the City of Columbia. The remaining two staff members were promoted to higher ranks within the office. Fire […]

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Furniture Storage Building Badly Damaged by 2-Alarm Fire

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On the morning of November 24, 2020 a massive fire ripped through the former site of Graham-Sleepmaster Mattress Manufacturer on Ellerbe Street in Columbia. By the time CRFD firefighters arrived on scene there were flames coming through the roof of the building, which prompted personnel to call for a 2nd Alarm. No one was found […]