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Colleton County Fire-Rescue's Community Emergency Response Team
(CERT) will meet tomorrow (3/19/19) at 11:00 at the Emergency
Operations Center (108 Simmons Street, Walterboro). Among
other items, we will be discussing an upcoming training opportunity
whereby you can learn how to help animals in times of emergencies.
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17/March/2019 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift
Four people were injured and one person was trapped after a two car
collision in the 700 block of Bells Hwy at Forest Circle Sunday
afternoon 17-March at 15:08. The first Fire-Rescue ambulance to
arrive found the four injured people and discovered one person who
had been trapped after the car was struck in the driver’s door. They
requested one additional Fire-Rescue Ambulance and a rescue unit to
responded. Click here for more
16/March/2019 – SC Paramedic of the Year Award
Local Islandton First Responder, Paramedic
Angie Stewart, was named South Carolina Paramedic of the Year for
2019 at the SC EMS Symposium held at Myrtle Beach Saturday 16-March.
Stewart edged out many other candidates in the Statewide
competition. She works full time at Beaufort County EMS and
volunteers with Fire-Rescue in her home community of Islandton. In
addition to her regular duties, Angie heads up the Lowcountry FAST
Team who provides care and support to other state first responders.
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16/March/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift
A fire in the kitchen heavily damaged a singlewide mobile home at
184 Geology Lane Saturday evening 16-March at 19:39. The fire
started on the stove and spread to the cabinets eventually entering
the living room. Firefighters arrived to find smoke visible from all
sides of the residence and deployed one 1-3/4 handline to the
building. Crews encountered flames inside the residence, but quickly
knocked down the fire containing it to the two rooms. The remainder
of the home suffered smoke and heat damage, but many personal
belongings were saved. Click here for
We are hiring! Colleton County Fire-Rescue will conduct
Pre-Employment Testing (PET) on May 22-24, 2019 at Station 19.
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14-March-2019 - Condolences
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of retired
Station 15 Firefighter M.P. (Buddy) Murdaugh who passed away on
Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Mr. Murdaugh was a founding member of the
Islandton Fire Department in 1981, which became Stations #10 and #15
under the County Fire-Rescue Program in 1994. Mr. Murdaugh served
the community faithfully for decades. He was 83 years old. The
funeral service was held at Rice Patch Christian Church on March 14.
Both of Mr. Murdaugh's sons, Lt. Rodney Murdaugh and Firefighter
Archie Murdaugh currently serve at Station 15. Please keep the
Murdaugh family in your prayers.
08/March/2019 – Condolences
We offer condolences to the Thomas family on the passing of
Ms. Margaret (Peggy) Thomas of Cottageville who passed away on
08-March. Funeral services were held at Parker Rhoden Funeral Home
in Walterboro on 13-March. Mrs. Thomas was the wife of E.H. (Billy)
Thomas, who served as Fire-Rescue Commission Chairman for 10 years.
She was also active in the Cottageville community and served on the
Lady’s Auxiliary of the former Cottageville Volunteer Fire
Department many years ago. Mrs. Thomas and her contributions will be
missed. Please remember her family in your prayers.
3/8/2019 - S.C. Severe Weather and Flood Safety Week is March 10-16,
2019. It includes the annual statewide tornado drill, which
will be held on March 13, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Click
view the press release.
02/March/2019 – Emergency Services Softball
The 8th Annual Emergency Services Softball Tournament was held on
02-March-2019 at the Colleton County Recreation Center north of
Walterboro. Nine teams participated this year for the tournament
which is only open to emergency service and military personnel. The
departments participating this year where, Boeing Fire Department,
Charleston Fire Department, Colleton County Fire-Rescue, Dorchester
County Fire Rescue, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, Hanahan Fire
Department, St John’s Fire Department and 2 military teams. Click
here for more information.
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