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18/April/2018 – Structure and Woods Fire – “A” Shift

A Sheriff’s Deputy patrolling on Jefferies Highway (US Hwy 15) Wednesday afternoon 18-April, located a large woods fire in the 4200 block. At 16:51, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the location. On arrival, Engine 19 found a fast moving woods fire behind several businesses and a storage building, a storage container and multiple vehicles on fire. A structural assignment was requested bringing three additional stations, as well as a tractor from the Forestry Commission. Click here for more information.
04/16/2018 - Click here to view a public service announcement recognizing National Volunteer Week.
04/16/2018 - Click here to view a public service announcement regarding our Emergency Management Division's (EMD) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in local community centers.

15/April/2018 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

Firefighters saved a residence at 650 Winter Drive Sunday morning 15-April at 01:01. Engine 9 arrived at the location to find the wooden porch on the exterior of the singlewide mobile home well involved. Firefighters deployed one 1-3/4 handline to the building and quickly knocked down the flames. The fire had burned into the living space and entered the attic. Firefighters removed the siding and pulled the ceiling in the living room to reach the remaining flames. Click here for more information.

14/April/2018 – Structure and woods fire – “C” Shift

A person walked up to Station # 26 reporting a woods fire off of Winning Way Saturday afternoon 14-April at 15:01. Engine 26 arrived in the area and located the fire in the 200 block of Lightning Bug Lane. The fast moving grass and woods fire burned under a mobile home igniting the building. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire and requested a structural response. Crews pulled the siding off of the back of the building to reach the fire inside the wall. Crews were able to stop the spread of the fire in the mobile home, saving the building. Click here for more information.

14/April/2018 – MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

An adult male from New York was critically injured in a single car MVC near the 62 mile marker northbound on Interstate 95 Saturday afternoon 14-April. At 12:38 Fire-Rescue was notified of the accident when a Dodge Dakota pickup truck left the highway at a high rate of speed just north of the McLeod Road interchange. The vehicle over corrected and left the roadway a second time, entered the median, then struck several trees. The impact caused heavy damage to the small pickup truck and ejected the male passenger. Click here for more information.

08/April/2018 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

At 02:40 Sunday morning 08-April, Medic 7 and Station # 17 were dispatched to a reported vehicle accident with a car in the ditch in the 8800 block of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) in the Springtown Community. Deputies arrived minutes later, advising there were two patients with gunshot wounds and the patients appeared to be deceased. When Firefighter-Paramedics arrived they found the passenger car in the ditch on the southbound side of the highway. Click here for more information.

05/April/2018 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

An unattended grass fire destroyed an approximately 800 sq. ft building near the intersection of Winchester Rd and Jefferies Hwy. Thursday evening 05-April at 20:54. Engine 19 arrived to find the building well involved. Firefighters deployed two handlines to extinguish the structure. The building suffered considerable damage. Apparently someone had been burning off the property most of the day. When the fire was reported there was no one watching the fire. Click here for more information.

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