Public Education

The Columbia Fire Department has identified public education as being very close to our hearts. We have focused considerable attention on our public education programs. We feel that there is no better way to mitigate an incident than to prevent it. You can schedule one of our programs by contacting any of our stations. We have in excess of 10,000 citizens per year attend our educational programs. If you have participated in any of our programs, drop us an e-mail and let us know what you thought about it.

Goal: The goal of the Columbia Fire Department's Public Education Program is to prevent needless injury and loss of life

Career Day. Columbia firefighters participate in career days at local high schools and Columbia State Community College. This is good preparation for our students in determining what profession they want to pursue.

CPR Training. All Columbia Fire Department instructors are trained by the American Heart Association and affiliated through the Community Training Center at Maury Regional Medical Center. 

Fire Safety/Sprinkler/Weather House. This mobile education classroom is used to teach school age children hands-on fire safety skills.

Station Tours. Station tours have been a long time favorite of children and adults alike. We always welcome the public into any of our stations to see what it's like to be a firefighter for the City of Columbia.

Blood Pressure Checks. Columbia's firefighters sometimes have booths set up at special events to do blood pressure checks for anyone who wants one. You are welcome to stop by any of our five stations at any time for a complimentary blood pressure check.

Fire Extinguisher Training. Columbia's firefighters will come to your group and teach you how to select and use the appropriate fire extinguisher to meet your needs.