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.
Open House Flyer
Monday, October 5, 2015
Come out to CBFD on Wednesday, October 7th for our annual open house. Representatives from Columbia Police, Columbia QRS, Susquehanna Valley EMS, and the Lancaster County Fireman's Association will be there. Come check out the fire trucks, the smoke trailer, ride the fire trucks, and enjoy free refreshments. The event runs from 6pm to 8pm. We hope to see you there!
Sunday, September 20, 2015
CBFD stayed busy this weekend responding to 10 calls from Friday through Sunday. They included two building assignments, two cardiac arrests, one automatic fire alarm, one gas grill fire, one outside investigation, one medical assist, one vehicle accident, and assisting the police department on an incident.Don't forget about our Chicken BBQ on Saturday, September 26th from 11 am to 3 pm. You can buy your tickets from any company member. We hope to see you there!Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Friday, September 4, 2015
At 1349, crews were called out to an apartment building on 4th street. Engine 802 was first arriving with smoke showing from the Alpha of the building. Truck 80 arrived and began to fly the ladder to the roof of the Charlie side. Crews made entry and found heavy fire and smoke. The engine crew put a knock on the bulk of the fire. Truck crews from 80 and 75 had to vent the structure from the roof. Thermal imaging cameras showed that there was fire and heat still trapped in the walls. Crews from Maytown, West Hempfield, Wrightsville, and Mountville were brought in to assist in the operations. The cause of the fire was determined to be an electrical problem. The Red Cross is currently assisting all of the tenants. All photos are courtesy of Brian Leid.
Truck 80 and Truck 75 Working the
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 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!
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
Truck 80 Preparing for Master Stream in
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.
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.Visit the American Red Cross by clicking here.Visit Servpro by clicking here.
Group Photo from the Red Cross
American Red Cross
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
Houston Street Fire
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