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Be Ready for Hurricane Michael

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With Hurricane Michael expected to impact South Carolina late Wednesday and into Thursday Columbia-Richland Fire is asking all area residents to be prepared for rough weather. Currently the storm is projected to drop up to 2-4 inches of rain across much of the region. Those conditions could lead to downed trees and the potential for […]

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Closures Announced Ahead of Florence

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Area government offices have now announced closures ahead of Hurricane Florence. City of Columbia Government offices will be closed on Friday September 14, 2018 due to the storm. Richland County offices will be closed both Friday September 14, 2018 and Monday September 17, 2018 because of the hurricane. They will resume normal operations on Tuesday […]

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Resources Available to Get Ready for Hurricane Florence

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Columbia-Richland Fire is continuing to urge area residents to take steps to prepare ahead of Hurricane Florence — a weather event that now could extend into much of the weekend. A friendly reminder that if you need help getting ready consider downloading the mobile app of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division. The app can […]

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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 […]