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Parades Bring Hope & Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Throughout the month of April 2020 the Columbia-Richland Fire Department took part in several parades to thank essential workers who continued to serve during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, CRFD firetrucks processed in one parade from Columbia City Hall to the city’s 9-1-1 Department on Friday April 17, 2020. […]

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City of Columbia Modifying Operations Due to COVID-19

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The City of Columbia will modify services until further notice to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our community.  On Monday, March 16, 2020, City employees reported to work for a normal work day. The general public is encouraged to continue practicing appropriate hand washing and social distancing and to only visit […]

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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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Blood donors needed for 2019 Boots & Badges Drive

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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 […]

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CFD Firefighters place third at 2018 Public Safety Softball Tournament

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Columbia-Richland Fire was proud to take part in the 2018 Public Safety Softball Tournament on November 4, 2018. The annual fundraiser brought an afternoon of softball fun to Spirit Communications Park. The Columbia Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Lexington County Fire Service also took part. All proceeds raised from ticket sales will go […]

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Public Safety Softball Tournament this Sunday, Nov 4th!

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If you happen to like watching live sports we hope you can join us at Spirit Communications Park this Sunday, November 4, 2018! Columbia-Richland Fire is partnering with Columbia Police, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Fire Service to raise funds in support of people battling breast cancer. A softball tournament between […]

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Firefighters support program to give seniors better home lighting

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Columbia-Richland Fire partnered up with the Columbia Police Department  on October 22, 2018 to  light up  the Ensor Forest Assisted Living Facility off of Monticello Road. The two agencies helped the American Association of Retired Persons distribute and install cost efficient LED lightbulbs to senior citizens. The goal of the pilot program, called ‘This Little Light of Mine,’ […]