From Fire Chief Ty Cobb
As the Fire Chief for the City of Columbia, it is my honor to introduce you to Columbia Fire & Rescue's most valuable asset, our personnel. These men and women have worked very hard to continue the legacy built by our department over the years. Since 1868, hundreds of dedicated firefighters have served Columbia Fire & Rescue with bravery and selfless dedication to protect our residents and visitors.
Columbia Fire & Rescue has five divisions:
The Administrative Division of the Columbia Fire and Rescue Department consists of the Chief, Assistant Fire Chief-Administration, Administrative Assistant, Community Risk Reduction Coordinator and Medical Officer.Link to page
Emergency Management Division
The Emergency Management Division coordinates the City of Columbia emergency management efforts in order to prepare, prevent, plan, respond and recover from all hazardous events.Link to page
Fire Marshal Division
The Fire Marshal Division manages fire codes and investigations.Link to page
Fire Suppression Division
The Fire Suppression Division operates out of five strategically located fire stations throughout the City of Columbia.Link to page
The Training Division is made up of one Training Officer-Inspector who is responsible for the development and delivery of very high quality classes to prepare our personnel to meet the needs of our citizens.Link to page
Our department is built on the following core values: Honor, Duty, Trust, and Integrity. These core values guide the thoughts and actions of each firefighter every time the alarm sounds. I'm very proud to be counted among these men and women as we live out the core values every day.
- Honor guides our thoughts as we serve those in our care on a daily basis. Our goal is to treat each person we serve with great respect and compassion while they are in our care.
- Duty reminds us we have a moral and legal obligation to care for those we serve. Our top priority is to always remember how precious these souls are as we fulfill our duties every day.
- Trust is a value that is earned and can be lost in a moment's notice. We will strive to earn this value in every act of service provided to those in our care.
- Integrity is a personal choice made by each member of this department to hold all of these values to the highest standard. We are thankful for the opportunity to be entrusted with your care.