A large scale drill set to test the region’s preparedness for a mass casualty disaster is being planned for mid-September.
The Tri-County Full Scale Emergency Preparedness drill will be a community-wide event that will take place at Marion General Hospital and other locations on Sept. 21.
A drive titled “Operation Trench Foot” may help police officers and other first responders suffering as they battle the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The National Alliance for Law Enforcement Support hopes to provide socks for those dealing with the flooding.
A blood drive next week in Columbia could assist those in need following the wrath of Hurricane Harvey.
Citizens Bank and United Blood Services are hosting a blood drive from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Street branch hopes to gather much-needed blood.
When the Columbia Board of Aldermen meets next week, a likely topic of discussion will be hiring police officers and firefighters.
At the Aug. 15 meeting Fire Chief Jeff McKenzie and Police Chief Mike Cooper each hired part-time employees to help with the shortage, but both are seeking qualified applicants to fill several spots.
Seconds count when fire strikes and the Columbia Fire Department is helping to ensure residents have a fighting chance to discover fires in their homes before it is too late.
The CFD has nearly 100 smoke detectors to distribute this fall thanks to a grant from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Editor’s Note: Information printed in the “Fire Report” comes via the responding department(s). The Columbian-Progress will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at (601) 736-2611 to request a correction or clarification.
Monday, Aug. 21