Columbia Fire Department

Columbia Fire Department Welcomes New Graduates

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Columbia Fire Department welcomed the 18-01 Recruiting Class Thursday night. 15 new probationary firefighter recruits graduated, during a ceremony at the South Carolina Fire Academy, officially earning their stripes becoming the newest members of the Columbia Fire department. State Fire Marshall Jonathan Jones and Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins were speakers for the ceremony. Categories: Local News,…

12 Apartments Damaged in Sunday Fire

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Fire officials are investigating an apartment fire, Sunday, that left 8 families without a home. The fire broke out at the Briargate Apartments on Old Manor Road Sunday morning. Crews from Columbia Fire Department and Irmo fire worked together to knock out the blaze. Officials say no one was injured during the fire, however, 12 apartments are damaged….

Columbia Fire On Scene of Cut Natural Gas Line off Harbison Blvd.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Monday afternoon Columbia Fire officials responded to a cut natural gas line at Harbison Blvd & Bower Pkwy. Fire officials closed the intersection at the 150-250 Harbison Blvd and 1000 block of Bower Pkwy closed, say officials. Columbia Police are on scene to direct traffic and SCE&G dig crews are on scene for the cut line, say fire…

Columbia Fire Receives Grant for Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Detectors

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–A big boost this week for Columbia Fire safety… The Columbia Fire Department received a grant that will provide smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to senior citizens in Hopkins. The grant allowed the department to purchase 300 smoke and 200 carbon monoxide alarms. It’s a life saving purchase say officials. The grant, for over 7 thousand dollars….was from the…

Fire Marshal Investigating Fire on Broad River Road

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Richland County Fire Marshal is investigating a fire that closed down parts of Broad River Road Sunday. Columbia Fire officials say the single story structure caught fire around 4:30 Courtesy Columbia Fire Dept. pm Sunday afternoon in the 3500 Block of Broad River Road. There were no injuries, say fire officials. The cause of the fire is…

Fire Prevention Parade Set for Downtown Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Columbia Fire Department will host its 20th annual Fire Prevention Parade this week. Thursday’s parade will start at 11 on Main and Laurel Streets and end at Main and Gervais Street. Fire departments from around the state will be in the parade to show some of their resources in their effort to protect and save lives. The…

Ready the Ladder: Fire Trucks Donated to Midlands Schools

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- The Columbia Fire Department has a unique plan to recruit future fire fighters. On Wednesday, the department donated three fire trucks to Richland School District One and Two and Lexington Richland Five. The trucks will be used in fire-fighting training programs at high schools in those districts. Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says the trucks will give students real-world…