Columbia Fire Department

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Columbia Fire Department
Columbia Fire Patch.jpg
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Missouri
Cities Columbia
Agency overview[1]
Annual calls 10,466 (2013)
Employees 140 (2015)
Annual budget $17,182,916 (2015)
Staffing Career
Fire chief Randy White
IAFF 1055
Facilities and equipment
Battalions 1
Stations 9
Engines 2
Trucks 2
Platforms 1
Quints 6
Squads 1
HAZMAT 1
Rescue boats 1
Light and air 1
Website
Official website
www.iafflocal1055.org

The Columbia Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to Columbia, Missouri.[2] It protects an area of 60.4 square miles (160 km2) and a population of approximately 100,000 from 9 stations strategically located around the city. The department is responsible for an area of 68 square miles (180 km2) with a population over 117,000.[2]

History[edit]

The Columbia Fire Department got its start in 1825 when General Olden Guitar organized a volunteer fire department.[3] Their equipment consisted of 12 buckets that were suspended from ladders on a wagon. Each member was required to have a ladder as well as two buckets of water prepared before going to bed each night. In 1893, the department began to transition to career members.[3]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

Station 1
Columbia Fire Department Squad 3
Address Engine Truck Chief Other
1 201 Orr Street Engine 1 Ladder 1 Battalion 1 Boat 1, Utility 1, Foam 1
2 1212 West Worley Street Engine 2 Ladder 2
3 1000 Ashland Road Quint 3 Squad 3, Foam 3
4 2300 Oakland Gravel Road Quint 4
5 1400 Ballenger Lane Tower 5
6 3112 Chapel Hill Road Quint 6
7 400 Green Meadows Circle Quint 7 Bus 76
8 2301 East Nifong Boulevard Quint 8 Air Truck, Special Operations vehicle
9 201 Blueridge Road Quint 9 Hazmat Truck, Hazardous Device Unit

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Adopted Budget" (PDF). Golumbia Missouri. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "About Us". Columbia Fire Department. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "History". Columbia Fire Department. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 

Coordinates: 38°57′14″N 92°19′32″W / 38.95384°N 92.32559°W / 38.95384; -92.32559