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14/January/2021 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

At 19:13, Thursday evening 14-January, 9-1-1 received several reports of a mobile home on fire near the intersection of Cales Ln and Ivory Ct. Engine 19 arrived at 86 Cales Lane to find the single wide mobile home approximately 80% involved. Firefighters deployed two hand lines to the building and quickly knocked down the fire. The mobile home was mostly destroyed and the family lost most of their belongings. No one was at home when the fire started and no injuries were reported. Fire units were on the scene for two hours performing overhaul. Click here for more information. 
12/January/2021 - Shooting Incident - "B" Shift

A 36 yr.old Ruffin woman was shot in the head during an altercation at a residence in the 200 block of Clatty Farm Road in Ruffin, Tuesday morning 12-January. 9-1-1 was notified of the incident at 08:22. The Sheriff's Office and Fire-Rescue units responded and found the woman semi-conscious in the yard. The home was located a good distance from the road. A small child was also in the residence, but was not injured. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated the woman. A medical helicopter was requested but could not fly due to poor weather conditions, including fog.  Click here for more information. 
08/January/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift

A Colleton County teenager was critically injured in a two vehicle MVC in the 4300 block of Jefferies Hwy. (US Hwy 15) just south of Winchester Rd Friday afternoon 08-January at 16:48. The 19 yr.old male was traveling southbound when his Nissan Maxima collided with the rear of a flatbed tractor trailer that was making a left turn. The Nissan received heavy damage and the unrestrained driver was trapped in the wreckage. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later and quickly used Holmatro Rescue Tools to extricate the driver. Click here for more information.
07/January/2021 - High Speed MVC - "C" Shift

A two vehicle high speed MVC sent two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries Thursday evening 07-January. The accident occurred at 18:40 on Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy. 61) at Round O Road when an eastbound sedan collided with an SUV that pulled out from Round O Road causing heavy damage to both vehicles. The SUV was pulling a trailer carrying another car. The accident blocked the roadway and caused traffic to be detoured for about 1-1/2 hours until the wreckage could be cleared. Both patients were transported to Colleton Medical Center by separate Fire-Rescue ambulances. Click here for more information.
1/8/2021- COVID-19 Vaccinations

Fire-Rescue continues to vaccinate its personnel in Phase 1a, which includes healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents / staff (Dr. David Greene, Deputy Chief & Emergency Manager with the Fire-Rescue Department pictured here).  When can you get yours?  SC DHEC has more information on the vaccination efforts in South Carolina at www.scdhec.gov/vaxfacts.
Attention all full-time, part-time, and volunteer firefighting personnel:  There are new procedures for registering for your annual phyiscal this year.  All full-time, part-time, and volunteer firefighting personnel must have a completed Fire Brigade Clearance Form sent to Fire-Rescue Headquarters by April 15, 2021.  Click
here for more information.
04/January/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "C" Shift

A two vehicle MVC at the intersection of ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy 17) and Wood Road in Green Pond, injured two people and sent one person to the hospital.The accident occurred Monday evening 04-January at 20:16. Two passenger cars collided in the intersection causing one vehicle to block a north bound lane. The second vehicle crossed the gas station parking lot. It received substantial damage to the driver's side, trapping the driver in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics stabilized the car and used Holmatro Rescue Tools to remove the driver's door and free the occupant.  Click here for more information.
04/January/2021 - Psychiatric with Ambulance MVC - "B" Shift

At 00:22 Monday morning 04-January, Medic 6 and the Sheriff's Office responded to a reported Psychiatric patient on Possum Corner Road. Immediately on arrival, they were met by an adult female indicating a life threatening situation existed inside the residence. Personnel ran toward the home and as they passed the female, she ran to the Deputy's car, entered the vehicle and attempted to flee the scene. As she quickly accelerated in reverse, she drove the Sheriff's cruiser into the front of Medic 6 damaging both vehicles. Click here for more information.

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