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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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CFD Activates MMRS Resources for US Department of Defense’s Federal Coordination Center Mission

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The Columbia Fire Department received a request on Sunday from the US Department of Defense’s Federal Coordination Center (FCC) to activate Metropolitan Medical Response Systems (MMRS) equipment and supplies managed by the CFD to help support the potential emergency evacuation of an unknown number of medical patients from Caribbean hospitals. CFD firefighters from St Andrews […]