Colleton County Fire-Rescue

May 2021

29/May/2021 - Fatal Shooting Incident - "C" Shift 

An adult male died from multiple gunshot wounds in the rear parking area of the Palms Inn and Suites, 1145 Sniders Hwy. Saturday morning 29-May. 9-1-1 received reports of shots fired at the location with one person on the ground at 01:46. Walterboro Police Officers and Fire-Rescue found the victim unconscious and not breathing. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the man's injuries and started resuscitative measures at the scene. He was transported emergent to Colleton Medical Center with additional Firefighter-Paramedics onboard to assist with his care.  Click here for more information.  
22/May/2021 - Fatal Shooting Incident - "C" Shift

An adult female was fatally shot in the parking area of Forest Pointe Apartments, 504 Forest Circle, Saturday evening 22-May. At 22:26, 9-1-1 was notified of the incident. Walterboro Police units were on the scene within a minute. Fire-Rescue units arrived a few minutes later. The woman was found to have multiple gunshot wounds and no signs of life. The Coroner's Office was notified and responded to the scene. The parking area between the 200 and 300 buildings was closed for about two hours while Law Enforcement Officers and the Coroner's Office conducted their investigations. Click here for more information.
22/May/2021 - Shooting Incident with Air Evac - "B" Shift

Two men received injuries during a shooting incident and subsequent vehicle accident on I-95 near the southbound Rest Area Saturday morning 22-May at 05:17. Initial information was confusing, with reports of the incident being on I-95 near the 45 mile marker and then the SB Rest Area at the 47 mile marker. Responding Deputies located a man in the southbound rest area with non-life threatening injuries. Fire-Rescue Medic 1 met with officers and treated the man at the scene. He was transported to Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more information.
Chief McRoy has announced the promotion of Engineer-Paramedic Matthew Smart to the rank of Captain, which will take effect on June 1st.  Captain Smart will be reassigned to C-shift at that time.  Obtaining the rank of Captain requires completing many prerequisite courses and passing an arduous written exam, several practical scenarios and an intensive interview.  Please join us in congratulating Captain Matthew Smart on his promotion.
18/May/2021 - Hospital Luncheon

Colleton Medical Center prepared and served lunch to emergency workers in honor of National EMS Week Tuesday 18-May from 11:00 to 14:00. Fire-Rescue crews were rotated through the hospital grounds to participate. Hospital CEO Jimmy Hiott and ED Director Whitney Bishop met with Responders and thanked them for their efforts. Click here for more information.
17/May/2021 - Fatal Shooting Incident - "A" Shift

An adult female was fatally shot in a residence in the 4500 block of Can City Road Monday afternoon 17-May. 9-1-1 received the report of the incident at 14:57. Sheriff's Deputies cleared the residence and Firefighter-Paramedics found the woman unconscious inside the home. The patient received what appeared to be a gunshot wound and had no signs of life.  The CARE Flight helicopter flew to the scene, but was cancelled prior to landing.The Coroner's Office was requested and responded to the scene. The Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. Click here for more information.
13/May/2021 - Stabbing Incident - "C" Shift

Two adult males were transported to the hospital following an altercation in the 600 block of Gatch Lane in Cottageville Thursday afternoon 13-May at 17:19. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find two male patients, one with a stab wound to the chest and the other with several minor lacerations to the chest. They requested a second Fire-Rescue ambulance and began treating both patients. One male was transported by Fire-Rescue Medic 9 to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center. The other patient was transported to Colleton Medical Center by Medic 19.  Click here for more information.  
10-May-2021 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

Firefighters saved a residential structure Monday morning 10-May in the 12000 block of Lowcountry Hwy. (US Hwy 21), south of Sniders Crossroads. At 08:17, 9-1-1 received a report of smoke coming from the roof of a home at this location. Engine 13 arrived minutes later to find smoke coming from a single story wood frame dwelling. Firefighter-Paramedics advanced one handline to the building and found the attic above the kitchen was on fire. Crews pulled the ceiling in the kitchen and quickly extinguished the fire. The fire appears to have started in the area where the stove vent pipe exited through the roof. Click here for more information.  
09/May/2021 - High Speed MVC - "B" Shift

A two vehicle, high speed MVC sent three people to the hospital Sunday afternoon 09-May. At 17:22, 9-1-1 was notified of the accident at the intersection of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) and McDanieltown Rd east of Cottageville. A Toyota Tacoma was struck in the driver's door by a full sized Chevrolet Pickup Truck causing extensive damage to the Toyota with over three feet of intrusion into the small truck. The Chevrolet went down an embankment following the collision and over-turned coming to rest back up on the wheels near the wood line. Click here for more information.
08/May/2021 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift
A fire on the stove damaged the kitchen in a home in the 100 block of Shallowford Road Saturday evening 08-May at 19:17. Deputy Chief Greene and an off-duty Firefighter-Paramedic, both of whom live near the residence, arrived a couple of minutes after the dispatch. They found light smoke coming from the home and used a fire extinguisher from Car 105 to extinguish the fire on the stove.and in the cabinets, containing the fire to the area of the kitchen. Engine 18 arrived a short time later. Firefighters used a PPV fan to force smoke from the doublewide mobile home. Click here for more information.
08/May/2021 - Two Vehicle MVC - "A" Shift

Four people received multiple traumatic injuries in a two vehicle MVC at the intersection of Robertson Blvd and Rivers Street Saturday afternoon at 12:43. The cars collided in the intersection. Engine 1 arrived to find a small red sedan in the ditch and a dark colored vehicle blocking the road. Due to the number of patients, a second Fire-Rescue ambulance was requested. Firefighter-Paramedics treated all four patients at the scene for a variety of injuries. A 23 yr. old mother and her 17 month old son were both transported emergent to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston by Fire-Rescue Medic 1. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to Engineer/Paramedic Chris Dukes for completing the many prerequisite courses and passing the Engineer written and practical examinations.  Engineer/Paramedic Dukes is assigned to C-Shift in the Station 1/13 rotation.
05/May/2021 - Head-on MVC - "A" Shift

Fire-Rescue units were sent to the 11000 block of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) north of Cottageville at 12:03 Wednesday 5-May. Witnesses advised a southbound Prius crossed into the northbound lane striking a northbound Ford pickup truck head-on. Both vehicles suffered heavy damage and blocked Cottageville Hwy for over an hour. Firefighter-Paramedics treated both patients at the scene and requested a second Fire-Rescue Ambulance. The female driver of the Prius suffered multiple injuries and was transported emergent to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Click here for more information.
04/May/2021 - High Speed MVC - "C" Shift

A two vehicle, high speed MVC on Lowcountry Hwy (US Hwy 21) south of Drawdy Rd sent seven people to the hospital Tuesday evening 04-May. The accident was reported to 9-1-1 at 20:56 during a thunderstorm. A southbound Ford F-250 towing a loaded car carrier collided with a passenger car near head-on. The vehicles struck the left fender to the left fender, causing heavy damage to both vehicles. The southbound truck crossed into the northbound ditch causing the trailer to overturn, spilling the three cars it was carrying, each of which overturned. Click here for more information.
04/May/2021 - Vehicle - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

Engine 19 was dispatched to a vehicle fire at 536 Harbour Ct at 14:19, Tuesday afternoon 04-May. On arrival, Firefighters found a Ford pickup truck well involved and the fire had extended to a single wide mobile home. The incident was upgraded to a structure fire while crews deployed two hand lines to the building. The exterior fire on the mobile home was quickly knocked down, saving the structure. The fire had melted about half of the vinyl siding on the front of the mobile home, broken one window causing light damage to the interior and some damage under the building. Click here for more information. 

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