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16/November/2018 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

A 17 year old female miraculously survived a high speed MVC in the 600 block of Ritter Road Friday afternoon 16-November. The accident was reported at 16:13. The east bound Ford Explorer left the roadway on the west bound side of the road and struck a tree causing massive damage to the small SUV. The driver’s side “A” post was pushed against the “B” post trapping the young driver in the wreckage between the dash and seat. She was wearing a seatbelt, which contributed to saving her life. With only a few inches of space inside the car, the patient suffered life threatening multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

13/November/2018 – Fatal Auto vs Pedestrian MVC – “C” Shift 

An adult male died from injuries he received after being struck by a car in the 4200 block of Charleston Hwy Tuesday evening 13-November. Witnesses advised the man was walking in the middle of the highway near the Shiners Club during heavy rains. The man, who was wearing dark clothing, was struck by a west bound Toyota RAV4. The passenger car suffered moderate damage in the collision. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later and found the man lying unresponsive on the shoulder of the road. Click here for more information.

11/November/2018 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A residential structure was destroyed in an early morning fire that occurred Sunday morning 11-November at 01:49. The home was located  at 318 Hanahan Lane at Bennetts Point. There was some delay in reporting the fire. The caller, who was using a cell phone, advised firefighters that he first reached the Beaufort County 9-1-1 Center and was transferred to the Charleston County 9-1-1 Center before reaching Colleton’s 9-1-1 Center. Click here for more information.

10/November/2018 – Auto vs Pedestrian – “ C” Shift

A single car MVC occurred in the 4300 block of Jefferies Hwy. Saturday evening 10-November at 23:48. An east bound Crown Victoria on Winchester Driver failed to stop at Jefferies Highway, crossed the four lanes and entered the ditch. The car came to rest upright after striking a tree. The adult male driver exited the vehicle and made his way back up on to Jefferies Highway where he attempted to flag down a vehicle on the dark highway. The man was struck by a northbound car. Click here for more information.
08/November/2018 - Stop The Bleed Training 

Fire-Rescue continued with its Bleeding Control (BCON) training in conjunction with the Colleton County School District.  Training was conducted at Colleton County High School on the afternoon of November 8, 2018.  Over 75 teachers, administrators, and staff participated in the training and learned basic bleeding control techniques.  Click here for more information.

03/November/2018 – Fatal MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

A 39 year old man suffered fatal injuries after he was struck by two vehicles in the 1900 block of Bells Hwy near the Super 8 Motel, Friday evening 2-November at 19:05. According to witnesses, the man was riding a bicycle and entered the east bound travel lanes. He was struck by an east bound car, fell from the bike and was run over by a second vehicle. Bystanders provided aid until Firefighter-Paramedics arrived a few minutes later. Fire-Rescue found the man unconscious in the roadway with multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

15/October/2018 – CARE Flight Demo

Flight Paramedic Jordan Eaddy and the C.A.R.E. Flight Team conducted a demo at the Hampton County High School on 15-October. Eaddy, who graduated from the High School, shared the important role of the medical helicopter in pre-hospital medical care, especially in rural communities. Click here for more information.

11/2/2018- Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:00 AM at which time you should set your clocks back one hour.  Colleton County Fire-Rescue would like to remind you that when you change your clocks, you should also change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire.  House fires kill an average of seven people every day.  Thirty seconds and nine volts can save your life!  Change your clocks, change your batteries.
10/30/2018- We are hiring!  Are you a talented, caring and professional Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT, or Firefighter/Paramedic?  Join our team!  Colleton County Fire-Rescue is conducting Pre-Employment Testing (PET) on November 28-30, 2018.  Click here for more information.

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