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6/21/2018- We want to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Smart on obtaining his NREMT-P certification and Firefighter/EMT Pete Bohrer on obtaining his NREMT-B certiciation.

18/June/2018 – Shooting Incident– “A” Shift

Incident # 18-04197 – Law Enforcement stopped a speeding car in the 1400 block of Hampton Street Monday morning 18-June at 00:42. The car stopped in the parking lot of Budget Tire. Inside the officer found two adults, one female and one male, who had been shot at another location. The woman was ambulatory and received a gunshot injury to her back. The male received two wounds to the abdomen and was in critical condition. Click here for more information.

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

Two adults and two children narrowly escaped an early morning fire at 413 Azalea Drive Tuesday morning 05-June. At 03:48, 9-1-1 received a report from a resident on Tulip Drive, one block from the scene advising he could see flames coming from the roof of a house on Azalea Drive. While Fire-Rescue units were enroute, the occupants of the home were awaken by the smoke inside the house. The adults quickly awakened the children and all four occupants climbed out of the master bedroom window to safety. Click here for more information.

04/June/2018 – Mutual Aid / HazMat Response – “C” Shift

Colleton County Fire-Rescue’s HazMat Team responded as Mutual Aid to Dorchester County Fire-Rescue for a tanker leaking a dark liquid at the Flying J Truck Stop at 113 Motel Drive in St. George Monday morning 04-June at 11:25. Dorchester County units had responded to the Truck Stop’s parking lot and found the substance leaking from a tanker/trailer parked near the rear of the complex. Click here for more information.

05/June/2018 – Road Closure

We have been notified by SCDOT that Confederate Highway (SC Hwy. 641) will be closed beginning today (05-June) for approximately five (5) months for a bridge replacement. The closure will be near the railroad tracks in the first mile off of Bells Highway (SC Hwy 64). This will require you to make a detour through Ashton or Lodge to reach destinations west of the closure. They anticipate the road reopening at the end of October. Plan accordingly when traveling or responding through the area.

31/May/2018 – MVC with Air Evac – “B” Shift

Two people were injured in a single car MVC in the 1200 block of Peniel Road Thursday evening 31-May at 19:38. The small pickup truck lost control in a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree. Responding units found the truck on its side in the middle of Peniel Road. Firefighter-Paramedics treated two patients at the scene. One was transported directly to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter. Click here for more information.

31/May/2018 – MVC with Fire – “A” Shift

A Connecticut truck driver was critically injured in a single vehicle high speed MVC Thursday morning 31-May at 04:40. The northbound tractor trailer left Interstate 95 near the 43 mile marker and entered the median. The truck struck several trees destroying the cab. After the impact the truck burst into flames which quickly engulfed the wreckage. The driver was able to exit the mangled cab and collapsed a few yards from the crash. Several passing motorists stopped and they found the driver on the ground with his clothes on fire. Click here for more information.

29/May/2018 – Car vs Tree MVC – “C” Shift 

A single car MVC sent a young woman to the Trauma Center Tuesday afternoon 29-May. At 17:25, 9-1-1 received several reports of the accident. The small car was traveling northbound in the 16000 block of Round O Road when it left the roadway and struck several large trees. The car received heavy damage in the collision and the adult female driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

29/May/2018 – Semi-Truck Fire – “C” Shift

A load of cargo was damaged by a fire in the rear of a semi-truck Tuesday afternoon 29-May at 14:42. The truck driver noticed smoke coming from the trailer and pulled off of I-95 at Exit 62 to McLeod Road. The driver notified 9-1-1 and disconnected the trailer from the truck. Engine 26 arrived a short time later to find heavy smoke coming from the trailer. Firefighters deployed one 1-3/4 handline and entered the rear of the trailer. The fire had burned several pallets of the cargo. Click here for more information.

29/May/2018 - Structure Fire – “C” Shift

An alert neighbor discovered smoke coming from a residence in the 800 block of Norris Drive Tuesday morning 29-May at 11:46. Engine 4 arrived within minutes and found light smoke coming from the singlewide mobile home. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one 1-3/4 handline and forced entry through the front door. Crews found the sofa burning and quickly extinguished the fire. When the sofa was moved, firefighters found the wall was also on fire. Crews removed paneling and pulled a portion of the ceiling to check for extension of the fire. Click here for more information.

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