Two New Department Engines Ushered In with ‘Community Push In’s’

Over the course of February two new fire engines would officially be christened into service for Columbia Richland Fire through two Community Push In ceremonies.

The first was held on Monday, February 10 to highlight Station 30’s new fire engine, which will protect communities along parts of Leesburg Road and Garners Ferry Road. It was paid for by Richland County with the help of a federal community development block grant.

County officials joined fire department staff in ceremoniously pushing the new engine into its bay at Station 30.

A second Push In ceremony was held on Friday February 21 for Station 8’s new fire engine. Among its features are state-of-the-art traffic advisory lights to better protect our firefighters while they are working on the scene of roadway emergencies.

Both leaders with the City of Columbia and Richland County were in attendance.