columbia fire department http://kbia.org en Columbia Fire Department Announces Grant Extension http://kbia.org/post/columbia-fire-department-announces-grant-extension <p></p><p>The Columbia Fire Department announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted an extension to its 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER).</p><p>The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded a SAFER Grant to the Columbia Fire Department on March 3, 2013. The grant began paying for salaries and benefits for five new fire fighters over the course of two years and totaled $658,120.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:40:16 +0000 Brandon Kiley 54406 at http://kbia.org Columbia Fire Department Announces Grant Extension Memorial service honors firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt http://kbia.org/post/memorial-service-honors-firefighter-lt-bruce-britt <p>A memorial service was held at The Crossing Thursday in honor of Lieutenant Bruce Britt, who served on the Columbia Fire Department for 23 years and died in action last weekend. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:46:57 +0000 Tony Nochim & Heather Adams 48867 at http://kbia.org Memorial service honors firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt Funeral times announced for Columbia firefighter http://kbia.org/post/funeral-times-announced-columbia-firefighter <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The firefighter who died while helping to evacuate an apartment complex in Columbia will be remembered with services on Thursday.</p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:24:15 +0000 Associated Press 48619 at http://kbia.org Funeral times announced for Columbia firefighter Columbia firefighter killed while responding to structural collapse http://kbia.org/post/columbia-firefighter-killed-while-responding-structural-collapse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Columbia Fire Department Lieutenant Bruce Britt died early Saturday while responding to the collapse of a walkway at the MU-run University Village Apartments. According to a Columbia Fire Department press release, Britt sustained life threatening injuries while assisting citizens and was pronounced dead at University Hospital.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">MU Chancellor R. Bowen </span>Loftin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;offered his condolences to Britt's family in a statement Saturday.</span></p><p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:57:13 +0000 Rehman Tungekar & Miranda Metheny 48574 at http://kbia.org Columbia firefighter killed while responding to structural collapse Columbia Fire Department strikes social media gold with funny public service video http://kbia.org/post/columbia-fire-department-strikes-social-media-gold-funny-public-service-video <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated &nbsp;4:25 pm with better social analytics information.</span></em></p><p>The Columbia Fire Department (CFD) is claiming that their latest public service announcement has been viewed over one million times on Facebook. &nbsp;At the risk of stating the obvious, that is quite a feat for a station that serves a town of 113,000 people.</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:53:40 +0000 Scott Pham 37700 at http://kbia.org Columbia Fire Department strikes social media gold with funny public service video MU research reactor and public-safety officials stage annual drill http://kbia.org/post/mu-research-reactor-and-public-safety-officials-stage-annual-drill <p>The University of Missouri’s Research Reactor has successfully completed its annual drill.</p><p>The reactor staff worked with public-safety and health professionals yesterday to simulate a scenario involving a small fire and radiation exposure to two individuals. &nbsp;The police and fire departments participate in the drill every other year.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:58:41 +0000 George Varney 35651 at http://kbia.org MU research reactor and public-safety officials stage annual drill Columbia businesses evacuated after gas leak downtown http://kbia.org/post/columbia-businesses-evacuated-after-gas-leak-downtown <p></p><p class="p1">A gas leak Tuesday evening in Columbia caused emergency officials to evacuate several businesses and close down a section of Ninth Street South.</p><p class="p1">At 4:59 p.m. the Columbia Fire Department responded to reports of a gas odor outside the construction site at 308 Ninth Street South, according to James L. Weaver, public information officer with the Columbia Fire Department.</p><p class="p1">Several nearby businesses were closed including Starbucks, Chipotle and Cold Stone Creamery, Weaver said.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:15:10 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 21002 at http://kbia.org Columbia businesses evacuated after gas leak downtown Fire department says goodbye to battalion chief http://kbia.org/post/fire-department-says-goodbye-battalion-chief <p>The Columbia Fire Department bid farewell to Battalion Chief Steven Sapp at a public reception Friday afternoon.&nbsp; More than 40 people came to City Hall to honor Battalion Chief Steven Sapp for his 22 years of service in the Fire Department. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:53:50 +0000 Abby Spudich 16945 at http://kbia.org Fire department says goodbye to battalion chief