The fire that killed Irmo Firefighter James Muller on May 26 at the Tropical Ridge Apartments in Columbia was caused by unattended cooking and has been ruled an accident according to Columbia-Richland Fire Department Chief Aubrey Jenkins. The fire started around a stove in one of the apartments. The three-alarmContinue Reading

The Columbia-Richland Fire Department (CRFD) promoted 45 staff members to new ranks of leadership at the end of 2022 and through the first quarter of 2023. During that time, 21 staff moved up to the rank of senior firefighter, 15 became engineers, four were named fire captains and three madeContinue Reading