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RED FLAG ALERT Issued on Outdoor Burning April 21 & 22

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The South Carolina Forestry Commission has issued a RED FLAG ALERT for Wednesday April 21 and Thursday April 22 due to the elevated risk for wildfires. As a result the Richland County Fire Marshal’s Office has prohibited all “General Debris” burning in unincorporated areas of the County until the Red Flag has been lifted and […]

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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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CRFD Spreads Holiday Cheer with Santa Rides

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The Columbia-Richland Fire Department once again helped promote the spirit of the Christmas season by giving Santa Claus a ride through neighborhoods across Richland County. On Saturday December 19 Santa rode in two community parades. One began at Station 9 and proceeded into Five Points and parts of the Shandon neighborhood. Santa was joined onboard […]