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Former Firefighter Sues SC City, Alleges Sexual Harassment, Assault

A former Columbia firefighter whose complaint unveiled a raucous, "over-sexed" environment, is now suing the city.

USFA: South Carolina On-Duty Death

Lieutenant Andrew Orphanoudakis, 56, of the Hardeeville (SC) Fire Department.

Fire Engulfs Home on Edgefield Highway in Aiken County (SC)

A firefighter with the Center Fire Department said it is unclear how the fire started.

Two Duncan (SC) Firefighters Sent to Hospital After Crash; One Gets Surgery

The firefighters were in the apparatus—which stayed upright and on all wheels for the duration of the incident—at the time of impact.

Woman’s Body Found Behind Florence County (SC) Fire Station

The woman's name has not yet been released.

Columbia Richland (SC) Fire Department Loses Two Members to COVID-19 Within 48 Hours

Both members had been with the department since the late '90s.

‘Dedicated’ Lancaster County EMS Worker Dies from COVID Complications

Richard McKinney, 45, passed away from what appears to be COVID-related complications.

Flint Hill (SC) Fire Department Apparatus Destroyed by Tractor Trailer

No firefighters, EMS, or police officers were injured.

Three Dead, One Hurt in Rural SC Shooting

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. at a Greenwood County home just off U.S. Highway 25.

Columbia, SC Firefighters Fired in Misconduct Probe

The dismissals were the result of a nearly month-long probe of what is referred to as "allegations of sexual misconduct" in city paperwork.


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