Columbia Borough Fire Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Columbia Borough Fire Department shall be to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the Borough of Columbia and neighboring communities from fire and other related emergencies or natural disasters. This public safety goal shall be achieved by providing professionally trained personnel educated in the areas of fire prevention, suppression, and tactical operations from the adverse effects of fire and rescue situations, or exposure to other hazardous conditions.

   
 

Child Seat Safety Check on August 29, 2015

Child Seat Safety Check

Child Seat Safety Check

Wednesday, August 19, 2015   Come out to the Kleen Rite Car Wash on Lancaster Avenue between 8:30am and 11:30am on Saturday, August 29, 2015 to have your child seat inspected and installed for free. Representatives from CBFD and Columbia Police will be there  to review safety concerns related to child seats in vehicles. 

   


 

Chicken BBQ on September 26th

Fall Chicken BBQ

Fall Chicken BBQ

Friday, August 28, 2015  Come out to our world famous Fall Chicken BBQ on September 26th, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can get your tickets from any company member. Dinners are $8.50 and half chickens are $5.50. Dinners include a half chicken, baked potato, dinner roll, butter, cupcake, Turkey Hill drink, and applesauce. We will also have baked goods on sale for your enjoyment as well. We will also have free delivery to certain areas after 1:00 pm. Come out to have a good time and support the CBFD.

   


 

Shrimp Feed on November 14th

Shrimp Feed Ad

Shrimp Feed Ad

Thursday, August 27, 2015  Come out to CBFD on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 for our annual shrimp feed. This event includes all you can eat steamed and fried shrimp. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the station. Doors open at 4:00 pm and the feeding frenzy begins at 5:00 pm. We hope to see you there!

   


 

CBFD Assists Marietta With 4 Alarm Building Fire

Tuesday, August 25, 2015   At 0430 hours, Truck 80 was dispatched to Marietta  to assist station 10 with a building fire. Multiple callers stated that they heard numerous explosions and saw heavy fire coming from the structure. Chief 10 arrived on scene and ordered all crews to do a defensive attack on the fire. Engine 10 and Truck 80 arrived and began to put a knock on the fire from the ladder of Truck 80. Units from Mount Joy, Elizabethtown, Maytown, Wrightsville, and Bainbridge arrived to provide assistance and more master streams. Chief 10 requested the tanker task force be activated to provide more water and manpower. Engine 801 and Rescue 80 were dispatched on the 4th alarm and provided manpower. The cause of the fire was a blown transformer and propane tanks that sparked several wood pallets and skids on the loading dock. All companies were on scene for several hours making sure that all hot spots were neutralized.

All photos are courtesy of Tim and Amanda's Freelance Photography. Please check them out on Facebook.

     
Building Fire in Marietta

Building Fire in Marietta

Truck 80 Preparing for Master Stream in Marietta

Truck 80 Preparing for Master Stream in
      Marietta



 

CBFD, Red Cross, Servpro Smoke Detector Installation

Saturday, August 8, 2015  Members from CBFD, the American Red Cross, and representatives from Servpro disaster restoration went out into the community to check smoke detectors. Both house fire in Columbia this week did not have working smoke detectors in them. This was a an effort to ensure that the citizens of Columbia are safe and can escape quickly in the event of a fire. We installed several new smoke detectors and batteries for those that were not functioning properly. We also discussed fire safety and escape plans with those that we assisted today. You can contact your local fire department and the American Red Cross to have smoke detectors installed or replaced for free. Make sure you check your smoke detectors every six months to see that they are working properly. We'd like to thank the Red Cross for providing the smoke detectors and the volunteers from Servpro for assisting us today.

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Group Photo from the Red Cross

Group Photo from the Red Cross

American Red Cross

American Red Cross



 

Another Working Fire in the Borough

Tuesday, August 4, 2015  Around 1630 hours, CBFD was dispatched to the 800 block of Houston Street for a reported house fire. Multiple calls were received with heavy smoke showing from the Alpha side of the house. Engine 802 and Truck 80 were first arriving and began a primary search of the first floor.  The crew from 802 began to put a knock on the fire. Crews from Engine 801 and Rescue 80 began assisting the truck crews with ventilation and overhaul. Mutual aid departments from Mountville, Maytown, Wrightsville, Mount Joy, West Hempfield, and Marietta arrived to assist with the operations. Hempfield Fire Department Station 69 stood by in the station while we were on the scene. A grease fire was determined to be the cause. The Red Cross was brought in to assist the family affected by the fire.


All photos are courtesy of Tim and Amanda's Freelance Photography. Please check them out on Facebook.


     
Heavy Smoke from Houston Street. Photo Credit: Joe Ronca

Heavy Smoke from Houston Street. Photo
      Credit: Joe Ronca

Houston Street Fire

Houston Street Fire



 

New Department Responds to 2 Calls

Monday, August 3, 2015  After the front line apparatus was moved into the new CBFD 80 Headquarters, crews responded to an automatic fire alarm on Prospect Road in West Hempfield Township. Engine 802 and Truck 80 made the response to assist Mountville Station 7 with the alarm. The alarm was found to be false and units were placed available. Later around 1830 hours, CBFD was dispatched for a building fire in the Borough. Engine 802 arrived to find smoke showing from a home on the 700 block of Locust Street. The Engine crew put a quick knock on the fire. The remaining units arrived and began to assist the engine crew and do ventilation.


All photos are courtesy of Tim and Amanda's Freelance Photography. Please check them out on Facebook.


     
Locust Street Fire

Locust Street Fire

Engine 802 and Truck 80 on Locust Street

Engine 802 and Truck 80 on Locust Street



 

Apparatus and Equipment Moved to Manor Street

Apparatus at Manor Street Station

Apparatus at Manor Street Station

Monday, August 3, 2015  With the consolidation nearing completion, units from station 801 were moved out to station 804. Station 804 is now CBFD 80 Headquarters. The call signs of all apparatus have been modified and went into effect at 0800 hours. The truck, rescue, and both engines will be housed on Manor Street. The squads, boats, Special Unit, and Traffic Unit will be housed temporarily at the Front Street station.


  • Engine 801 remains Engine 801
  • Engine 804 is now Engine 802
  • Rescue 804 is now Rescue 80
  • Truck 801 is now Truck 80
  • Squad 801 remains Squad 801
  • Squad 802 remains Squad 802
  • Rescue 805 is now Squad 803
  • Boat 801 remains Boat 801
  • Boat 802 remains Boat 802
  • Boat 804 is now Boat 803
  • Special Unit 801 is now Special Unit 80.
  • Traffic 80 remains Traffic 80
All turnout gear has also been moved out to Manor Street. Members are encouraged to make sure their gear is in proper order and placement.


We'd like to thank everyone for their outstanding support and hard work throughout the consolidation process.


   


 

National Night Out: August 4th, 2015

National Night Out 2015

National Night Out 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015   Come out to Gladfelters Memorial Field on Tuesday, August 4th for National Night Out. National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, and neighborhood camaraderie. CBFD, along with Columbia Police and other organizations will be there. The event starts at 5pm and wraps up around 8pm. We hope to see you there!


   


 
 
 

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