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

At 15:01 Tuesday 05-December, Station # 7 received a report of a structure that had burned in the 500 block of Mohawk Court. Engine 7 and Medic 7 responded to the location and found an abandoned single story residence already on the ground. The home had not been occupied in five years and did not have power. The yard was overgrown creating some access problems. Firefighters deployed two handlines to finish extinguishing the remaining pile of smoldering debris. The home is located on a sparsely populated small dirt road and approximately ½ mile from Sunrise Road (SC Hwy 217). Click here for more information.

02/December/2018 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Fourteen dogs perished and a north Colleton home was heavily damaged in a late morning fire at 982 Treu Street Sunday morning 02-December. At 10:40, 9-1-1 was notified of a house on fire at the intersection of Treu St and Shady Dell Lane. Engine 19 arrived minutes later to find the single story wood frame dwelling heavily involved with fire across the entire front of the structure and fire venting from the attic vents on both ends of the building. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to the building and quickly knocked down the fire on the front of the home. Click here for more information.

01/December/2018 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A Ruffin home was heavily damaged in a mid afternoon fire Saturday 02-December at 11:36. A passerby notified 9-1-1 that the residence located at 23576 Lowcountry Hwy (US Hwy. 21) had smoke coming from the house. Engine 7 arrived 5 minutes later reporting heavy smoke conditions and flames coming through the roof in the center of the doublewide mobile home. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to the structure and forced entry through the back door where most of the fire was located. Click here for more information.

27/November/2018 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A Green Pond Home was heavily damaged in a morning fire Tuesday 27-November. At 09:11, a passerby notified 9-1-1 Operators that the residence located at 1332 Magwood Bryant Road was on fire. Station #6’s crew arrived a short time later to find the singlewide mobile home about half involved in fire. The northern end of the structure had already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and made entry through the front door. They had the fire knocked down in about 15 minutes and remained on the scene performing overhaul for two hours. Click here for more information.

26-November-2017 – Decorating the Courthouse

Colleton Firefighters assisted Clerk of Court Pat Grant with decorating the Courthouse for the upcoming Christmas holidays Monday morning 26-November. Stations #1 and #26 along with Logistics, Training, the Fire Marshal’s Office and Admin assisted. It took about an hour to hang all the decorations. Click here for more information.

23/November/2018 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift 

At 14:03 Friday 23-November, a neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from a residence at 364 Mars Old Field Ln. Engine 9 arrived minutes later to find a doublewide mobile home with heavy fire and smoke visible from the front and rear of the structure. The roof had already partially collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire. In addition to the heavy fire conditions inside the residence, the fire had also burned through the floor and was burning under the home as well. Click here for more information.

22/November/2018 – Thanksgiving Dinner for on-duty responders

The Firefighter-Paramedics serving on Thanksgiving Day may have been away from their families on the holiday, but they still enjoyed a full Thanksgiving meal together at Station # 19 on Thunderbolt Drive. The “C” Shift crews and the C.A.R.E. Flight crew worked together preparing the meal and desserts. The crews throughout the county rotated in to Station # 19 to eat, while the Fire and Medic units were shifted around the county to provide coverage. Everyone enjoyed the meal and reflected on the many things they are grateful for on this day of Thanksgiving.  Click here for more information.

22/November/2018 – Mutual Aid MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

Medic 7 responded as mutual aid for Bamberg County EMS for a 18 yr old that struck a tree while riding a motorcycle in the 15500 block of Hunters Chapel Road Thursday morning 22-November at 11:05. The teenager received multiple traumatic injuries including a life threatening head injury. He was treated at the scene then transported to the Carter’s Ford Baptist Church to meet with the Med-Trans Meducare Helicopter. The patient was RSI’ed prior to being flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Bamberg County Fire units and Colleton County Unit 25 set up the Landing Zone. Click here for more information.

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