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7/7/2020 - Birth Announcement

Congratulations to Station 9 Firefighter Dewayne Jacques, Jr. (DJ) on the birth of his daughter, Mallory Katelynn.  She was born on 7/6/2020 at 11:53 pm and weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz and was 20 inches long.  Both Mallory and her mother Tiffany are doing well.
04/July/2020 – Water Rescue – “A” Shift 

A July 4th outing turned tragic when a small boat collided with a piling on the Edisto River south of the ACE Basin Parkway Bridge (US Hwy 17) at Jacksonboro Saturday morning at 00:54. The boat was traveling in the dark river after midnight when it struck a wooden piling ejecting the boat operator into the water and critically injuring an adult female. The female was unconscious following the impact. The other two adults searched the area for the missing driver, who was not wearing a life jacket, without success and they notified Colleton 9-1-1. Click here for more information.
7/2/2020- We are hiring!  Colleton County Fire-Rescue will conduct pre-employment testing on August 12-14, 2020.  August 12th will be the physical ability requirement test (PART) practice day, August 13th will be the mandatory test day, and August 14th will be used for oral interviews, if necessary.  If you are a talented, caring and professional Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT, or Firefighter/Paramedic, join our team.  Apply by sending your resume and letter of interest to jobs@colletoncounty.orgMore information available at www.colletonfire.com/jobad%20FY1920d.pdf.
7/1/2020- Emergency ordinances in the City of Walterboro, Town of Edisto Beach, and unincorporated Colleton County went into effect this morning (7/1/2020) at 6:00 AM.  More information is available at www.colletonfire.com/mask
7/1/2020- We wish to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Storm Hadwin for successfully obtaining his National Registry Paramedic Certification.
6/29/2020- Colleton County Council, Walterboro City Council, and Edisto Beach Town Council have all passed ordinances requiring the use of masks or face coverings by all persons entering commercial or business establishments such as restaurants, retail stores, salons, barber shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. effective July 1, 2020  See each government's website for more information:
www.colletoncounty.org
www.walterborosc.org
www.townofedistobeach.com

27/June/2020 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A Smoaks man was displaced following a fire that heavily damaged his home Saturday morning 27-June at 02:06. Engine 7 arrived to find the singlewide mobile home approximately 40% involved. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one 1-3/4 handline and quickly knocked down the flames sparing about half of the structure, however the remainder of the home suffered substantial heat and smoke damage. Very little of the personal items were salvageable. The fire appears to have been electrical in nature and started on the north end of the mobile home. Click here for more information.
6/23/2020- Our condolences go out to Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy and his family on the death of his mother, June McRoy.  Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the family has decided to hold a private service; however, a memorial service will be planned for a later date, once it is safe to congregate again.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Presbyterian Church of Edisto Island, 2164 Hwy 174, Edisto Island, SC 29438 or Thornwell Children's Home, 302 S Broad St, Clinton, SC 29325.

22/June/2020 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A Walterboro family was displaced following an early morning fire in their mobile home at 212 Chestnut Road Monday morning 22-June. At 01:19, 9-1-1 received a report of a home being on fire at this location. Engine 19 arrived several minutes later to find heavily smoke conditions and flames coming from the windows on the front of the singlewide mobile home. All of the occupants were able to safely exit the structure prior to the arrival of Fire-Rescue. Click here for more information.
6/21/2022- Our condolences go out to Ms. Adrienne Stokes with Fire-Rescue and her family on the death of her uncle, Pastor Emeritus Reverend Robert L. Edwards of Walterboro.  Reverend Edwards passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020.  More information is available at: https://www.haroldfraziermortuary.com/obituary/Robert-Edwards

21/June/2020 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A singlewide mobile home received damage after an electrical fire spread to the wall, carpet, curtains and nearby furniture in the home Sunday afternoon 21-June. At 15:23, Fire-Rescue responded to the incident. The occupant was awakened to smoke in the residence and found the items burning. They threw out most of the burning items and pushed a window a/c unit out of the home preventing more damage. Everyone exited the home and no one was injured. Firefighters-Paramedics deployed one handline and doused the remaining flames. Click here for more information.

21/June/2020 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

Firefighter-Paramedics saved a home in the 100 block of Ulmer Lake Dr Sunday morning 21-June. At 06:29, 9-1-1 was notified of a residence on fire at that location. Engine 1 arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the two story residential dwelling and flames coming from the rear of the structure. Crews deployed multiple handlines to the building and quickly knocked down the exterior flames at the rear of the home. The fire originated at the back of the living room and appeared to be electrical in nature. Click here for more information.

14-June-2020 – MVC with entrapment and Air Evac – “C” Shift

An adult female received multiple traumatic injuries in a single vehicle MVC in the 2500 block of Red Oak Road north of Cottageville Sunday afternoon 14-June at 13:41. The Chevrolet Colorado pickup was traveling north on Red Oak Road when it crossed into the southbound ditch and struck a stump. The vehicle became airborne and landed approximately 100 feet away in a front yard, flipping over at least three times. It came to rest on the passenger side. The female driver was wearing a seatbelt and was trapped in the wreckage. Click here for more information.

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