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20/October/2017 – Fatal Train vs Car MVC – "A" Shift

Incident # 17-07250 – A 27 year old Walterboro man died from injuries he received after his car collided with a northbound Amtrak train at a private rural rail crossing near the Green Pond community. The accident was reported at 09:28 Friday morning 20-October. Witnesses advised the car failed to stop at the crossing.  Click here for more information.

October 2017 – Fire & Life Safety Education Month

Fire-Rescue began the month long Fire Prevention and Life Safety Education in the schools the first week of October. The program actually runs throughout the year with presentations and demonstrations for all age groups, but a concentrated effort to educate the younger school aged children coincides with National Fire Prevention Week during the month of October.   Click here for more information.

10/October/2017 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A north Walterboro family was displaced following a fire in their home Tuesday afternoon 10-October. At 15:26, neighbors reported smoke coming from the residence at 782 Buffalo Lane. Engine 19 arrived to find heavy black smoke coming from the singlewide mobile home. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to the building and discovered flames coming from the rear of the structure. Click here for more information.

08/October/2017 – Fatal MVC with partial ejection – “A” Shift

A Summerville man died in a single car MVC in the 3900 block of Peirce Road just south of McDanieltown Road Sunday night 08-October. At 19:11, witnesses notified Colleton 9-1-1 Dispatchers that a pickup truck had left the roadway and overturned. They were not able to reach the man, but advised that he appeared not to be breathing. Fire-Rescue Medic 9 arrived minutes later and found the white ford pickup truck upside down in the ditch. Click here for more information.

08/October/2017 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A Springtown home was destroyed in an early morning fire Sunday 08-October. Fire-Rescue was notified of the incident at 567 Bent Gate Lane at 04:19 after a neighbor noticed the flames. Engine 26 arrived to find the single story structure fully involved. The roof, all of the walls, except a portion of a west wall and some flooring had already collapsed.  The fire had been burning undetected for some time before it was reported. Click here for more information.

06/October/2017 – Birth Announcement 

We wish to congratulate Firefighter-EMT Brad Welch and his wife Emily on the birth of their daughter, Harper Lee who was born Friday morning 6-October at 05:36. Harper was 6.9 pounds and 19.75 inches. Both baby and mom are doing fine.  

30/September/2017 - Softball Tournament

Colleton Firefighters took third place in the Mount Pleasant Fire Department charity softball tournament held Saturday, 30-sept. Six Fire Department teams competed in the tournament which was held off of Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant. All proceeds were donated to the Carolina Children’s Charity. Anyone interested in participating in the Fire-Rescue Softball should contact Lt. Brian Drew.

29/September/2017 – SCFA Firefighter Graduation

Firefighter II Branden Dias graduated from the South Carolina Fire Academy’s Recruit School Friday afternoon 29-September. Dias is the younger brother of Firefighter-Paramedic Kristin Dias currently assigned to Station 1 & 13 and serves as a volunteer with Fire-Rescue. He was one of twenty-one participants who completed the eight week training course in Columbia. Click here for more information.

27/September/2017 – Structure Fire – “B” shift

A Ruffin family was displaced following an afternoon fire that destroyed half of their home Wednesday, 27-September. At 17:05, Fire-Rescue was notified of the incident when a neighbor noticed flames coming from the roof of the home at 413 Double Churches Road. Engine 18 arrived minutes later to find heavy fire conditions on the west side of the single story residential dwelling. The roof over the garage had already collapsed. Click here for more information.

24/September/2017 – Fatal MVC with Ejection – “B” Shift

A Colleton County man died from multiple traumatic injuries in a single vehicle MVC in the 7400 block of Sidneys Road Sunday afternoon 24-September at 14:30. The southbound Dodge pickup truck appeared to have lost control in a curve, over corrected and entered the ditch. The truck flipped over at least once, ejected the unrestrained driver and landed on top of the man. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived approximately eight minutes later. Click here for more information.

23/September/2017 – Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

Three people were injured in a shooting incident in the 100 block of Crosby Street Saturday evening 23-September. At 21:02, Law Enforcement and Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to a report of a person shot in the leg. While responding, another caller to 9-1-1 reported the injured person had left the scene and was on the way to Colleton Medical Center in a private car. A deputy located the car on Robertson Blvd and followed them to CMC. Click here for more information.

22/September/2017 – New Helicopter placed in Service – “C” Shift

The Med-Trans, C.A.R.E. (Colleton Air Rescue Evac) Flight Medical Helicopter Program, based at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, a partnership with Colleton County Fire-Rescue, received a new Bell 407 GXP Helicopter Friday 22-September. The new aircraft was delivered at the Lowcountry Regional Airport, where Med Trans and Fire-Rescue personnel swapped the equipment and supplies from the older aircraft to the new one. Click here for more information.

22/September/2017 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

At 05:53 on Friday morning 22-September, Fire-Rescue was notified of a two vehicle MVC on I-95 north of the 55 mile marker northbound involving two large trucks. One was reported to be a car carrier and the caller advised the second truck was down an embankment and was “too mangled to tell what it was”. Engine 1 arrived minutes later to report a car carrier was blocking one lane on the bridge and the second vehicle was a single unit box truck that was over turned and down an embankment. Click here for more information.

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