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14-August-2019 – Bleeding Control Training


Members of Fire-Rescue conducted the BECON (Bleeding Control) training course for members of Nova Church on Wednesday August 14th at 18:30.  In the one and one half hour course, participants learn that with little or no medical training they can act as immediate responders to provide initial trauma care and bleeding control to a victim of traumatic injury prior to the arrival of emergency services.  The course included both classroom and practical sessions where the participants practiced placing tourniquets on simulated trauma patients and other bleeding control techniques.  For more information about BECON you can go to www.bleedingcontrol.org. If you would like to schedule a class, contact Fire-Rescue Headquarters at 843-539-1960. 
Colleton County Fire-Rescue will hold an INTERIM Pre-Employment Testing (PET) Session on September 25-27, 2019. 
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10/August/2019 – Auto vs Pedestrian – “C” Shift

An adult male received multiple traumatic injuries after being struck by a car in the 1100 block of Bells Hwy near Kimbrell Street Saturday evening 10-August at 20:32. The man was found lying in an east bound travel lane. Firefighter-Paramedics treated his injuries at the scene. No helicopters could fly due to poor weather conditions. He was transported emergent by Fire-Rescue Medic 26 to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Click here for more information.

07/August/2019 – Fatal High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

A adult male was killed after he was ejected from a vehicle in the 28100 block of Lowcountry Hwy (US Hwy 21) in Smoaks Wednesday afternoon 07-August. At approximately 18:27, the northbound Toyota Sequoia lost control in a curve near the center of Town and flipped over several times before coming to rest on its roof in a yard. The reported driver was thrown approximately 50 feet from the car and was found lifeless when Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later. Five other people were injured in the crash. Two additional ambulances were requested to assist at the scene. Click here for more information.

06/August/2019 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

An adult male was fatally shot at a residence located in the 700 block of Francis Street Tuesday afternoon 06-August at 11:35. A Deputy was in the area and chased the vehicle to a nearby subdivision where the suspects ran from officers. Two suspects were later apprehended by the Sheriff’s Office. The victim was an adult male who had no signs of life when Firefighter-Paramedics arrived. The Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene. The Sheriff’s Office and SLED are investigating the incident. Click here for more information.

04/August/2019 – High Speed MVC with ejection – “C” Shift

Two men were critically injured in a single car, high speed MVC on Round O Road near Pleasant Grove and Cannon Roads Sunday afternoon 04-August at 17:46. The northbound Dodge Charger crossed into the southbound ditch just before Pleasant Grove Road, crossed Pleasant Grove, returned to the northbound ditch before striking several large pine trees and flipping over at least once. The vehicle suffered heavy damage. The car traveled over 700 feet before coming to rest on its side in the ditch at the intersection of Cannon Road. Click here for more information.

03/August/2019 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

Three people were shot in a reported drive by shooting in the 100 block of Glover Street Saturday evening 03-August. At 20:59, an off duty Deputy who lives in the area reported over the radio of shots being fired at the location. 9-1-1 immediately began receiving reports of multiple rounds of gunfire in the residential area. The Deputy, other Sheriff’s Office units and City Police were on the scene minutes later. They reported two people, an adult and a child were at the scene with gunshot wounds. Click here for more information.

02/August/2019 – Lawnmower Accident – “A” Shift

A four year old girl was severely injured when she was reported run over by a riding lawnmower in the 9800 block of Bells Highway (SC Hwy 64). 9-1-1 was notified of the incident at 15:14, Friday afternoon 02-August. Bystanders advised responders the child ran in front of the lawnmower. The child suffered an amputation to one leg and injuries to the other. The grandparents are credited with quick action to control the bleeding which contributed to saving her life. Click here for more information.

01/August/2019 – MVC with Entrapment and Air Evac – “B” Shift 

A NC truck driver miraculously survived a high speed MVC that destroyed his semi rig Thursday morning 01-August. At 02:50, Colleton 9-1-1 received several reports of a tractor trailer truck that left the roadway and struck several trees near the 47 mile marker southbound. The southbound 2019 Kenworth, left the roadway at a high rate of speed, crossed a ditch, then entered the woods striking multiple trees, before hitting two large pine trees head-on. The cab was crushed and displaced. Click here for more information.

31/July/2019 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift 

A doublewide mobile home was saved following a fire in the kitchen, due to the efforts of a neighbor and quick arrival of Firefighter-Paramedics. At 18:24 Wednesday evening 31-July, 9-1-1 received a report of smoke coming from a residence located at 690 Great Swamp Rd. Engine 1 was clearing up from another incident about two blocks from the location and arrived two minutes later finding smoke coming from all exterior openings on the roof. Click here for more information.

28/July/2019 – Drowning Incident – “B” Shift

A pleasurable Sunday boating trip turned tragic for a Ridgeville man 28-July. At 14:13, 9-1-1 was notified of an adult male who was swimming to a boat on the Edisto River at Good Hope Landing, when he went under the water and did not resurface. Fire-Rescue’s Dive Team, several Deputies and DNR Officers responded to the landing. Bystanders and a family member were able to provide an approximate location where the man went under the water. Click here for more information.

25/July/2019 – Mutual Aid Confined Space Rescue – “B” Shift

Fire-Rescue sent four Firefighter-Paramedics trained in confined space rescue techniques, to assist Orangeburg County responders with an extended confined space rescue in a grain storage facilty at a plant on John C. Calhoun Dr in Orangeburg, Thursday afternoon 25-July.  Orangeburg personnel responded to the company earlier in the day for an adult male who was trapped by the grain in the large, multi-story, concrete storage bin. Crews battled high temperatures during the rescue. Click here for more information.

21/July/2019 – MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

A multi-vehicle MVC sent one man to a Trauma Center Sunday evening 21-July. At 20:52, 9-1-1 received the report of a four vehicle crash on I-95 near the 42 mile marker northbound. A witness advised a dark colored vehicle stalled in the travel lanes and was struck by several other vehicles, causing heavy damage to three cars. Vehicles were off on both shoulders and debris littered the highway, stopping north bound traffic. Click here for more information.

21/July/2019 – Stabbing Incident – “C” Shift

An early morning stabbing incident sent one man to the Trauma Center Sunday 21-July. At 06:40, 9-1-1 Operators received a report of a man stabbed in the chest at the Southern Inn located at 1630 Bells Hwy. Walterboro Police and Sheriff Deputies arrived quickly and secured the scene. Fire-Rescue Medic 26 stabilized the injured man, then transported him in stable condition to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Walterboro Police are investigating the incident.  Click here for more information.

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