History

With its humble beginnings as a volunteer service, Columbia Fire & Rescue has spent the last 150 years creating a legacy of service that continues today

NorthEastCornerDowntown.tiffColumbia Fire & Rescue working to extinguish a structure fire that broke out in the NE corner of Public Sq. on the evening of  September 10, 1964.


2021 to Present

  • Tyler 'Ty' Cobb - Fire Chief
  • Chris Cummins - Deputy Chief Office of Emergency Management
  • Nick Brown - Assistant Chief Administration
  • Vacant - Assistant Chief - A Shift
  • Garry Dyer - Assistant Chief - B Shift
  • Brian O'Cain - Assistant Chief - C Shift
  • Nathan Keeton - Assistant Chief - Training
  • Stephen Otero - Fire Marshal
  • Brad Massey - Assistant Fire Marshal
  • Sarah Glover - Assistant Fire Marshal
  • Hanna Miller - Community Risk Reduction Officer

2017 to 2020

  • Tyler 'Ty' Cobb - Fire Chief
  • Chris Cummins - Deputy Chief Office of Emergency Management
  • Nick Brown - Assistant Chief Administration
  • Tony Scott - Assistant Chief - A Shift
  • Garry Dyer - Assistant Chief - B Shift
  • Brian O'Cain - Assistant Chief - C Shift
  • Kirk Marks - Assistant Chief - Training
  • Billy Ring - Fire Marshal
  • Nathan Keeton - Assistant Fire Marshal
  • Brad Massey - Assistant Fire Marshal

2016 to 2017

  • Tommy Hemphill - Fire Chief
  • Tyler 'Ty' Cobb - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Tony Scott - Assistant Chief - A Shift
  • Timothy Holt - Assistant Chief - B Shift
  • Chris Cummins - Assistant Chief - C Shift
  • Kirk Marks - Assistant Chief - Training
  • Anthony Davis - Fire Marshal
  • Billy Ring - Assistant Fire Marshal

2015 to 2017

  • Tommy Hemphill - Fire Chief
  • Tyler 'Ty' Cobb - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Tony Scott - Assistant Chief - A Shift
  • Timothy Holt - Assistant Chief - B Shift
  • Chris Cummins - Assistant Chief - C Shift
  • Jimmy Elliott - Assistant Chief - Training
  • Anthony Davis - Fire Marshal
  • David Wall - Assistant Fire Marshal

2013 to 2015

  • Lee Bergeron - Fire Chief
  • Tyler 'Ty' Cobb - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Tony Scott - Assistant Chief - A Shift
  • Timothy Holt - Assistant Chief - B Shift
  • Chris Cummins - Assistant Chief - C Shift
  • Jimmy Elliott - Assistant Chief - Training
  • Anthony Davis - Fire Marshal
  • David Wall - Assistant Fire Marshal

2010 to 2013

  • Lee Bergeron - Fire Chief
  • Steven E. Cross - Deputy Fire Chief
  • Tony Scott - Shift Commander
  • Tommy Hemphill - Shift Commander
  • Timothy Holt - Shift Commander
  • Anthony Davis - Fire Marshal
  • David Wall - Assistant Fire Marshal

2005 to 2010

  • Donald R. Martin - Fire Chief
  • Steven E. Cross - Deputy Fire Chief
  • Kenneth Compton - Shift Commander
  • Tommy Hemphill - Shift Commander
  • Timothy Holt - Shift Commander
  • Anthony Davis - Fire Marshal
  • David Wall - Assistant Fire Marshal


1996 to 2005

  • Donald R. Martin - Fire Chief
  • Steven E. Cross - Deputy Fire Chief
  • Kenneth Compton - Shift Commander
  • Mark Blackwood - Shift Commander
  • Tommy Hemphill - Shift Commander
  • Jim Swindle - Fire Marshal

1994 to 1996

  • Donald R. Martin - Fire Chief
  • Marshal T. Potts - Assistant Fire Chief
  • J.W. Scott - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Kenneth Compton - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Jim Swindle - Fire Marshal

1959 to 1993

  • Polk White - Fire Chief
  • Robert Leon Maddux - Fire Chief
  • Howard Wayne Hickman - Fire Chief
  • Charles Luttrell - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Johnny Gains - Assistant Fire Chief
  • William 'Buddy' Russell - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Reuben Butler - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Billy M. Thurman - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Marshal T. Potts - Assistant Fire Chief
  • J.W. Scott - Assistant Fire Chief
  • Donald R. Martin - Assistant Fire Chief

1939 to 1952

  • Polk White - Fire Chief
  • Walter Smith - Assistant Fire Chief

1939

  • Fred Lane - Interim Fire Chief

1918 to 1938

  • William P. Beard - Fire Chief

1902

  • Fred Latta, Fire Chief
  • Aaron Patton, East Hill Fire Company
  • Jim Green, College Hill Fire Company

CFD Formed Fire Company 2 in 1870

  • Edward Kuhn - Captain Company 2
  • W.J. Andrews - Captain Company 2 - 1878

CFD Organized Fire Company 1 in 1868

  • Thomas A. Butler - Captain Company 1