Colleton County Fire-Rescue

May 2018

5/9/2018 - Congratulations for Firefighter/Flight-Paramedics Jordan Eaddy and Joslyn Merideth on passing their FP-C exams and obtaining their Flight Paramedic Certifications.

09/May/2018 – High Speed MVC – “A” Shift

A truck driver is fortunate to be alive after a single vehicle, high speed MVC on Interstate 95 near the 40 mile marker northbound. The accident occurred Wednesday evening at 20:03 after the northbound semi suffered a front tire blowout causing the truck to lose control and leave the roadway. The truck drove down an embankment into the swamp near the Combahee River. The vehicle struck several trees destroying the cab, which was completely dislodged from the frame and over turned. Click here for more information.

09/May/2018 – Structure & Woods Fire – “A” Shift

Firefighters saved a garage and several antique cars in an afternoon fire in the 3000 block of Bells Hwy. Wednesday afternoon 09-May. At 17:31, an off-duty Firefighter-Paramedic was traveling Bells Hwy to Wal-Mart when he noticed a column of black smoke west of the Shopping Center. He went to investigate and found a detached garage and a vehicle on fire, along with approximately one acre of woods. He called in the fire over the radio. Engine 26 arrived and deployed three handlines. Firefighters knocked down the fire on the exterior of the garage and the nearby Cadillac that was fully involved. Click here for more information.

08/May/2018 – MCI School Bus Accident – “B” Shift

Twenty people received non-life threatening injuries after a SUV collided with the rear of a school bus on Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) at the intersection of Burr Hill Road Tuesday morning 08-May at 07:29. The SUV received heavy damage in the collision. Two occupants of the SUV and two people from the school bus were transported by Fire-Rescue Ambulances to Colleton Medical Center. The remainder of the patients were ambulatory and were treated at the scene. Click here for more information.

05/May/2018 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

An adult male passenger suffered multiple, non-life threatening traumatic injuries following a high speed, single vehicle MVC in the 2000 block of Ritter Road Saturday morning 05-May. At 10:18 an off-duty Firefighter-Paramedic was returning home after his shift and drove up on the accident shortly after it occurred. He radioed in the report and began treating the injured people. The west bound Chevrolet Pickup Truck had left the road and struck a large pine tree causing heavy damage to the truck. Click here for more information.

04/May/2018 – MVC with Air Evac – “B” Shift

An adult male was injured after his ATV crashed in the woods off of Miracle Drive Friday evening 04-May at 22:14. The caller to 9-1-1 reported the ATV landed on top of the man. Another ATV met responders at the head of a dirt path off of Miracle Road and transported a Firefighter-Paramedic to the patient. The ambulance was unable to drive into the woods. The patient was initially reported to be unconscious but was conscious when crews reached him. Click here for more information.

04/May/2018 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

An adult male was entrapped in his small pickup truck following a single vehicle collision in the 6800 block of Sidneys Road, just south of Round O Road. The southbound truck failed to negotiate a curve, entered the ditch and struck the embankment. The truck flipped over several times before coming to rest on the passenger’s side. Callers to 9-1-1 reported the driver was unconscious and trapped in the vehicle. Medic 19 arrived to find the pickup truck on the southbound shoulder with heavy damage. Click here for more information.

04/May/2018 – High Speed MVC – “B” Shift

Three people were injured in a two car MVC at the intersection of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) and Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) Friday afternoon 04-May. At 17:28, the two cars collided in the intersection causing a Toyota Prius to overturn. Both occupants of the Prius were trapped in the wreckage and the adult female patient was unconscious. The driver of the other vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries. Engine 5, stationed one block away, arrived about two minutes later. Click here for more information.

04/May/2018 – Structure Fire – “B” shift

Firefighters saved a home at 315 Enterprise Street Friday morning 04-May. At 08:27, 9-1-1 received a report that the home was on fire and the caller could see flames coming from a window and a car was in the yard. Engine 19 arrived to find the single story residential dwelling with heavy smoke visible and flames on the Delta side and in the attic. Crews forced entry through the front door and deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to the interior of the building. Click here for more information.

03/May/2018 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A single story residential structure was heavily damaged in a noon day fire Thursday 03-May at 11:50. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find the home well involved with flames coming from the front windows and back door. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to the building and quickly knocked down the flames. The occupant advised he was in the back yard when he heard a window break. When he came around to the front of the house, he saw flames coming out of the front window. Click here for more information.

01/May/2018 – Three Vehicle MVC – “B” Shift 

Two people were transported to Colleton Medical Center following a three vehicle, head-on collision in the 1100 block of South Jefferies Blvd Tuesday afternoon 01-May at 17:09. Car 116 (Paramedic QRV) drove up on the accident shortly after it occurred. Two vehicles received heavy damage. Both south bound lanes and one north bound lane of South Jefferies Blvd was blocked, causing traffic to back up in both directions. The accident occurred on one of the bridges through the Great Swamp hampering the only north-south road through town. Car 116 requested two ambulances. Click here for more information.
5/1/2018 - Colleton County Fire-Rescue's Emergency Management Division will be conducting training for anyone interested in joining the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).  The training will be held on June 5, 7, 12, 14 (6:00 pm to 9:00 pm) and June 16 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm).  CERT consists of volunteer personnel that are trained in disaster preparedness and basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  Through CERT, Colleton County Fire-Rescue's capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is enhanced.  To volunteer for CERT and register for the training, please contact the Emergency Management Division at (843) 549-5632.

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