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19/April/2019 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift

At 20:28, two vehicles collided in the intersection of Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) and Industrial Road Friday evening 19-April during poor weather conditions. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find a pickup truck in the southbound ditch and a Toyota passenger car in the northbound ditch. Bystanders advised the 17 yr. old female driver of the Toyota had been unconscious following the accident. The patient was trapped in the wreckage. The 46 yr. old male driver of the pickup was already out of his vehicle and complained of non-life threatening traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

17/April/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A juvenile and two teens saved a 66 year old woman from a burning home Wednesday 17-April. At 09:43, 9-1-1 was notified of a fire in the kitchen at a residence located at 7671 Rehoboth Road just south of Augusta Highway (SC Hwy 61). Firefighter-Paramedics responded from Station # 36 about 1 mile away and arrived minutes later to find smoke coming from all sides of the singlewide mobile home and flames coming from the front of the structure. Crews deployed one 1-3/4 handline, entered through the front door and quickly knocked down the fire which was contained to the area of the kitchen. Click here for more information.

13/April/2019 – Florida Dive Training

Ten Fire-Rescue personnel traveled to Williston Florida to obtain certification in Advanced Open Water Diving. The group traveled to Blue Grotto and received training in night diving, buoyancy control, underwater navigation and made dives up to 100 feet. The course was taught by Craig Collier and Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Dive Master. The course took place Saturday and Sunday 13-14 April. Click here for more information.

12/April/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift 

Firefighters saved a portion of the structure at 443 Smokey Bear Lane  Friday afternoon 12-April. At 15:14, 9-1-1 received a call from a female inside the building advising the structure was on fire. Firefighter arrived minutes later to find moderate smoke coming from the building and flames visible from a window. The metal building was contained a garage and residential living area. The fire appeared to have started in a utility room of the garage area. Crews deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and made entry through the front door. Click here for more information.

09-April-2019 – F.A.S.T. Training at Con ED for April 

SC F.A.S.T. (South Carolina Fires Responders Assistance and Support Team) Awareness training is being held at the four continuing education classes during the Month of April.  Mitch and Angie Stewart, who are the Lowcountry Region Coordinators, are facilitating the training.  SC FAST consists of First Responders, EMS, Public Safety and 911 Telecommunications who will deliver the initial Behavioral Health Awareness training. SC FAST will provide this training to our state’s First Responders, upon request, and will continue to develop a comprehensive plan to develop a statewide Peer Outreach program. Click here for more information.

31/March/2019 – MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

A Colleton County man was critically injured in a motor vehicle collision Sunday evening 31-March at 21:00 at the intersection of Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) and Combahee Road. The man had apparently lost control of the motorcycle he was driving and was lying in the southbound lane of Hendersonville Hwy. A passenger car traveling southbound on the dark stretch of rural highway, struck the man. The driver of the car was not injured and immediately stopped to render aid. An off-duty Firefighter-EMT arrived minutes later to assist. Click here for more information.

30/March/2019 – MVC with Entrapment and Air Evac – “B” Shift

Six people were injured, two critically, in a three car head-on collision in the 15000 block of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) just south of McDanieltown Road near the Edisto River Saturday evening 30-March. At 20:13, 9-1-1 Operators began receiving multiple reports of the motor vehicle crash reporting one child was not breathing and a second patient was trapped in the wreckage. Initial reports indicated nine people were hurt, however only six required ambulance transportation from the scene. Click here for more information.

25/March/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A large storage building was destroyed at 152 Candlelight Road Monday evening 25-March. The incident was reported at 20:52 when the homeowner discovered the 20x20 building ablaze. Engine 19 arrived to find the wood frame building with tin siding fully involved threatening one vehicle. Engine 19 deployed it’s deckgun and quickly knocked down the fire saving the collectable car. Crews deployed two handlines to extinguish the fire and spent about 1-1/2 hours removing the contents to completely extinguish the fire. Click here for more information.

25/March/2019 – Woods/Building Fire – “C” Shift

An unattended yard debris fire spread to a neighbors yard destroying an outside storage building, an automobile and heavily damaging a second small storage unit Monday afternoon 25-March. The incident was reported at 16:53 behind 3565 Cooks Hill Road. Engine 1 set up on Cooks Hill Road, while Tender 1 accessed the fire from a residence on Barley Ct. The fire spread to a third property and burned approx. ¾ of an acre. One Forestry Tractor was requested and cut a line around the woods fire. Click here for more information.

24/March/2019 – Woods Fires – All Shifts

Fire-Rescue and the Forestry Commission have been busy responding to twenty two woods fires over the past week. The largest was a control burn that jumped the fire lines off of Sniders Hwy just west of I-95 on Monday 18-March. Fire-Rescue had 12 units protecting structures, while three Forestry tractors  spent five hours working to contain the fire. Approx. 62 acres burned. The fires continued through the week peeking Saturday as people began to clean property and burn debris. Click here for more information.

24/March/2019 – Carolina Children’s Charity Collections – All Shifts

Fire-Rescue collected money through a boot drive at several businesses over the last two weeks for the annual Carolina Children’s Charity fund drive. Firefighters in Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Counties  participate in the annual fund drive to assist children and their families in those counties with medical expenses. This year Colleton Firefighters collected at Bi-Lo in Walterboro and Edisto Beach, Walmart on Bells Hwy, IGA on Wichman Street and the BP Station in Cottageville. We are grateful to the those businesses for allowing us to collect at their locations. Click here for more information.

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