Columbia Fire Department

Coroner Identifies Man Who Drowned in Saluda River

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The Richland County Coroner has released the identity of the person who died as a result of drowning in the river behind Riverbanks Zoo. Coroner Gary Watts says, Deslin Lamar Mitchell, 27, went missing on Friday at 6:00 p.m.  An autopsy indicated the cause of death was due to drowning. How Mitchell ended up in the river is not clear…

Fire Station Reopens After Facebook Posts Prompt Closing

ABC Columbia/Rich Wandover COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A fire station has reopened in South Carolina’s capital, days after its then-captain posted on Facebook he would run over protesters if they still blocked traffic when his shift ended. Columbia Fire Department spokesman Brick Lewis says the station reopened Wednesday night after firefighters said they felt safe going back. Fire Chief Aubrey…

WATCH: Columbia Fire Dept. Employee Fired

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey D. Jenkins released the following statement concerning the termination of a member of the Columbia Fire Department: “The Columbia Fire Department has always had a positive reputation of providing professional standard of public service to its citizens, communities and visitors. We are honored and proud to live and participate in the communities we…

VIDEO: “Fill the Boot” Kicks Off

You can help the Columbia Fire Department give Muscular Dystrophy the boot.

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — You can help the Columbia Fire Department give Muscular Dystrophy the boot. Monday morning, the department kicked off the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign. Beginning Monday you’ll see firefighters at intersections throughout the Midlands asking for your donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The entire campaign runs through Friday. Columbia Firefighters will be at intersections…

Fire Officials Urge Caution When Heating Homes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Winter is upon us and some people are doing everything they can to stay warm during the cold temperatures. Adding an extra layer when you head out the door isn’t a bad idea, but when it comes to heating your home the Columbia Fire Department is reminding you to do so safely. Officials say alternative heat…

SUV Crashes into Building on Main St.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Officials with the Columbia Fire Department say no one was injured when an SUV crashed into Inabinet Glass on Main Street Wednesday afternoon. CFD on scene of vehicle v bldg 2209 Main St no injuries reported partial collapse of structure #sctwees pic.twitter.com/0MTkcYPQmo — Columbia Fire (@ColaFire) December 23, 2015 Though no injuries were reported there is…