2/26/2021 - We congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Elissa Gerard on
completing her Firefighter II training and graduating from the South
Carolina Fire Academy Recruit School Class 1151-21003.
19/February/2021 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift
An Allendale woman lost her life and a 15 yr. old male
was injured in a single vehicle, high speed MVC in the 500 block of
Confederate Hwy. (SC Hwy 641) Friday evening 19-February. Another motorist
reported the collision at 18:15 advising the driver was trapped and the
injured teenager was walking near the car. Fire-Rescue units arrived several
minutes later to find the 2004 Toyota Avalon against a tree with heavy
damage. It appeared the car was traveling toward Allendale when it
lost control, over-corrected and slid sideways into the tree. Click
here for more information.
19/February/2021 - Assisted Evacuation Ivanhoe Apartments - "A" Shift
County Fire-Rescue and Sheriff's Deputies assisted City
of Walterboro responders evacuating some residents from the Ivanhoe
Apartments at 311 Ireland Creek Dr. Friday morning 19-February. At 10:37,
WPD requested assistance with transporting residents who were unable to
leave their apartments due to flooding. Heavy rains in the past week have
caused several rivers and creeks to flow past their banks blocking roads and
stranding residents. Click here for more
19/February/2021 - Tractor Trailer MVC - "A" Shift
A truck driver lost two fingers when his semi-truck
rolled over on I-95 at the 44 mile marker southbound Friday morning
19-February at 09:04. According to witnesses, the truck swerved to avoid a
car who changed lanes in front of him and entered the median. The truck lost
control in the wet median and overturned. Bystanders assisted the man out of
the truck. When Fire-Rescue units arrived they began treating his injuries.
Firefighters removed the windshield and searched the cab until they
recovered the missing digits. Click here
for more information.
18/February/2021 - Fatal MVC with Double Entrapment - "C" Shift
An adult male was killed and a 13 yr old female
received multiple traumatic injuries in a multi-vehicle collision on I-95
near the 59 mile marker southbound Thursday evening 18-February at 12:34.
The driver of the utility truck was parked in the breakdown lane behind a
disabled tractor trailer attempting to change a tire on the semi-truck. He
had just crawled from under the trailer when the collision occurred. The
driver was knocked away from the truck, but did not receive any injuries.
The tractor trailer driver was also not injured. The southbound GMC Sierra
pickup truck that was pulling a trailer, veered into the breakdown lane.
Click here for more information.
13/February/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift
An adult female suffered non-life threatening traumatic
injuries after her Jeep left the roadway on Interstate 95 near the 56 mile
marker northbound Saturday evening 13-Feb at 20:02. The car entered the
median at a high rate of speed and struck several trees causing damage to
the front and driver's side. The woman was trapped in the wreckage.
Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later and used Holmatro Rescue Tools
to remove the driver's door to extricate the patient. She was
transported to Colleton Medical Center for further treatment. A canine and
two rabbits were also in the car. Click here
for more information.
As a reminder, the vaccination clinic being held this week at the
Colleton County Recreation Center (280 Recreation Lane, Walterboro)
Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 9 AM
to 2 PM
Fetter Health Care will provide On-Site Registration and
Vaccinations will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
2/14/2021 - Free COVID-19 Vaccinations with On-Site Registration
We are proud to announce that our partner, Fetter Health Care Network, will
offer free COVID-19 Vaccinations with On-Site Registrations on Thursday,
February 18, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Colleton County Recreation
Complex located at 280 Recreation Lane, Walterboro to any Phase 1a
here for more
10-February-2021 - Burn Patient - "A" Shift
At 17:49 Wednesday afternoon 10-February, Fire-Rescue
units were sent to 8 Viola Ct. for a report of a child being burned
following a mini bike accident. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later
to find the mini bike still on fire in the yard. They began treating an
eight year old male for second and third degree burns to his right leg.
Other crew members extinguished the burning motorcycle. Bystanders advised
the child had been riding the mini bike when it exploded and caught fire,
which then set the boy's clothes on fire. Click here
for additional information.
10-February-2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift
An adult male received multiple injuries after the
delivery truck he was driving overturned on I-95 near the 53 mile
marker southbound Wednesday morning 10-February. The large box style truck
was traveling south when it left the roadway and overturned. The side and
roof of the box portion failed dumping part of the load of beer and wine
onto the shoulder of the highway. Firefighter-Paramedics used hand tools to
remove the windshield to extricate the driver. He was stabilized at the
scene, then transported to Colleton Medical Center. Click
here for additional information.
10-February-2021 - Fatal MVC with Ejection - "C" Shift
A New York man was killed in a single vehicle high
speed MVC on I-95 near the 51 mile marker southbound Wednesday morning
10-February at 00:38. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find the Chevrolet van
overturned in the median. The vehicle had been traveling southbound, left
the roadway and flipped over multiple times leaving a large debris field.
The unrestrained driver was ejected from the van. Firefighter-Paramedics and
Sheriff's Deputies searched the dark area and found the driver approx. 50
feet south of the accident site under the side door of the van near the wood
line. Click here for additional information.
09/February/2021 - Fatal Structure Fire - "B" Shift
At 04:35 Tuesday morning 09-February, Fire-Rescue units
were notified of a structure fire with possible entrapment in the 100 block
of Ann Court. Engine 26 arrived about 8 minutes later to find the single
story wood frame structure approx. 60% involved with heavy fire showing
throughout the structure. The roof had already collapsed in the rear of the
building. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple hand lines to the
buildings and one team was able to enter a front room through a window to
perform a quick search of the room. Click here
for more information.
to view the press release regarding this morning's fatal fire.
08/February/2021 - Fatal Motorcycle MVC with Air Evac - "B" Shift
An adult male received fatal injuries and an adult
female was critically injured when the motorcycle they were riding struck a
hog in the 12800 block of Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy. 63) Monday evening
08-February at 19:32. The motorcycle was traveling northbound on the dark
stretch of rural highway when it collided with the large black animal. Both
occupants on the motorcycle were thrown into the highway, with the male
landing in the southbound lane. A southbound passenger car struck the man
after he fell from the motorcycle. Click here for
SC DHEC has announced that anyone 65 years or older can now register
for COVID-19 vaccinations effective today. You can register
through SC DHEC's new scheduling system at:
can also find vaccination sites statewide at
and find out more information about the COVID-19 vaccines at
07/February/2021 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift
A Walterboro family lost their home in an early morning
fire at 312 King Street Sunday 07-February. At 02:54 9-1-1 received a report
of the fire, with the caller telling dispatchers the home had
flames visible. The family was awakened by smoke and flames in the home and
narrowly escaped into the rainy night. Engine 1 arrived to find the home
approximately 60 percent involved. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple
hand lines to the building as flames began extending out of all the front
windows. The roof over the car port had already collapsed. Click
here for more information.