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21/May/2019 – Cutting Incident – “B” Shift

Three adult males were transported to Colleton Medical Center Monday evening 20-May following a domestic disturbance at Druid Hills Apartments at 189 Beach Road. The incident resulted in two men receiving non-life threatening traumatic injuries, one to his face and the other to his leg. The third man was cut in the chest with a sharp instrument. Walterboro Police Officers arrested at least one suspect. Two Fire-Rescue Ambulances responded to the scene. Click here for more information.

16/May/2019 – Funeral Announcement

It is with sadness that we advise of the passing of Elizabeth “Betty “ Drew of Jacksonboro. Mrs. Drew is the mother of Fire-Rescue Commission Vice-Chairman S.G. “Scooter” Drew. Mrs. Drew passed away last evening at Colleton Manor. She was 87 years old. Funeral services will be conducted at Parker Rhoden Funeral Home in Walterboro, Saturday 18-May at 12:00. You may visit with the family at the Funeral Home beginning at 11:00 Saturday. Please remember the Drew family in your prayers. https://www.parkerrhodenfuneralhome.com/obituary/betty-drew

04/May/2019 – Fatal MVC – “A” Shift

Six people were transported to Colleton Medical Center following a high speed, single car MVC on Interstate 95 near the 41 mile marker southbound at the Colleton-Hampton County line Saturday afternoon 04-May at 15:07. Initial reports to Colleton 9-1-1 advised a silver car crashed into a tree in the median, but the caller did not provide information regarding injuries. The accident occurred during a thunderstorm. It appeared the car left the roadway, slide sideways and the passenger side struck the trees in the median. Click here for more information.

03/May/2019 – Water Rescue – “C” Shift

A crabber in a small john boat struck an old pile for a former railroad trestle in Mosquito Creek near Bennetts Point Friday afternoon. 9-1-1 received the report of the accident at 12:34 advising the boat was partially submerged and taking on water. The operator was reported to be on one of the piles awaiting rescue. He was not injured. Firefighter-Paramedics responded to the boat landing at B&B Seafood at 15823 Bennetts Point Road to launch Marine 27. Click here for more information.

03/May/2019 – EOC Drill

Fire-Rescue held a Table Top Exercise Friday morning 03-May at the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Simmons Street. The drill involved response and recovery efforts for a Hurricane Strike. Thirty seven people from twenty five agencies attended the exercise which concentrated on testing the community’s ability to respond to a large scale disaster and the recovery side following the storm. The drill began at 0900 and was concluded by 1300. Rocky Tucker, the Regional Emergency Manager from State Emergency Management Division, assisted with the drill. Click here for more information.

01/May/2019 – Birth Announcement 

We wish to congratulate Firefighter-Flight Paramedic Brian Johnson and his wife Mandy on the birth of their son. Caleb Brian Johnson weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. He and his mother are doing fine. Brian is assigned to “B” Shift on the Station 6/20 rotation. He serves as a primary Flight Paramedic in the C.A.R.E. Flight program.

29/April/2019 – Birth Announcement

We wish to congratulate Firefighter-Paramedic Will Worrell and his wife Lindsey on the birth of their son, William “Knox” Worrell, who was born Friday 05-April. Knox weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. He and mom are doing well.

25/April/2019 – Shooting Incident – “C” Shift 

An adult female was critically injured after being shot in the back Wednesday evening 25-April. At 21:03, 9-1-1 received a report of the shooting incident in the 200 block of Bodison Memorial Drive southwest of Cottageville. Witnesses advised the incident was a result of a domestic dispute. Sheriff’s Deputies and Cottageville Police cleared the scene and Firefighter-Paramedics found the woman lying in the yard with what appeared to be a shotgun wound to the back. The patient was in critical condition and was rapidly treated at the scene. Click here for more information.
4/23/2019 - We are hiring!  Are you a motivated, caring, and skilled Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT, or Firefighter/Paramedic?  Join our team!  Pre-Employment Testing will be held on May 22-24, 2019.  Email your resume to jobs@colletoncounty.org .  More info at: http://www.colletonfire.com/jobad%202019.pdf https://youtu.be/pi-NBEFABiM

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