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08/September/2019 – Fatal MVC – “C” Shift

A 24 yr old Walterboro woman died from multiple traumatic injuries after she was ejected from a car in the 10700 block of Round O Road, approx. 4/10 of a mile south of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) at Round O Crossroads. The accident occurred Sunday morning 08-September and was reported at 01:23. The small Honda sedan was traveling south on Round O Road at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway and struck several trees. The engine was thrown from the vehicle as the car began to flip over several times before coming to rest on its roof in the southbound ditch. Click here for more information.

07/September/2019 – Evac Deployment Hurricane Dorian

Colleton County Fire-Rescue’s air medical partner, Med-trans Corp., deployed 10 rotor aircraft and one fixed wing to the Lowcountry Regional Airport in preparation for the evacuation of medical patients during Hurricane Dorian. The crews were originally staged in Florida but moved north up the coast as the storm’s path moved north. Med-Trans brought a mobile command post to coordinate their efforts. Click here for more information.

02-Sept through 6-Sept – Shelter Operations

With the approach of Hurricane Dorian, came a State of Emergency declaration by Governor Henry McMaster which ultimately resulted in a coastal evacuation and the opening of an emergency shelter at Colleton County High School. The shelter is operated by the Red Cross and supplemented by personnel from Fire-Rescue, the Sheriff’s Office, National Guard, School District and SLED. At the peak of the storm, the shelter had 119 residents. The shelter is a safe place to weather the storm, but it lacks many of the comforts of home. Firefighter-Paramedics and Deputies are assigned to the shelter to insure a smooth operation and to assist those staying there. Click here for more information.

04/September/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A Ruffin home suffered substantial damage following a kitchen fire Wednesday evening 04-Septmeber at 21:44. The fire occurred during heavy rains and high winds of the approaching Hurricane Dorian. The mother was awaken by the smoke and found the fire in the kitchen. She was able to get everyone out of the residence before calling 9-1-1. Fire-Rescue was upstaffed due to the approaching storm and had extra personnel on duty. Engine 7 arrived to find heavy smoke visible, with flames coming from two sides of the residence. Click here for more information.

29-Aug through 07-Sept – EOC Operations Hurricane Dorian

Multiple agencies came together to staff the Fire-Rescue Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located at 108 Simmons Street, for the duration of Hurricane Dorian. Dorian was a deadly, powerful Category 5 hurricane that devastated the Bahamas, but fortunately only skirted the coast of South Carolina before making landfall at the outer banks of North Carolina. The storm bought heavy rains and some tropical force winds to Colleton County.  The EOC was brought on line early in the storm to monitor the progress and begin preparing for the effects as it was projected to cause more damage to SC. Click here for more information.

28/August/2019 – Paramedic Graduation

Four Colleton County Firefighter-EMTs graduated from the Paramedic Training Program at Rescue Training in Savannah Georgia Wednesday morning 28-August. The graduation ceremony was conducted at Rescue Training’s Savannah facility at 10:00. The students have been attending the 11 month long, 1500 hour course since September of 2018. Students attended class in Savannah two days a week and performed clinical training at several hospitals and EMS agencies in Georgia and the Lowcountry. Click here for more information.
9/6/2019- Colleton County's Emergency Operations Center will return to Operational Condition 3 (Normal Operations) at 11:00 AM today.  Click here for more information.
9/5/2019- Governor McMaster has lifted the evacuation order for Colleton County.  Click here for more information.
9/4/2019 - 2:00 PM - Colleton County Officials have provided another update on Hurricane Dorian.  Click here to view the information.
9/4/2019- Colleton County Officials have provided another update on Hurricane Dorian.  Click here to view the information.
9/3/2019- Colleton County Officials have provided an update to the information regarding Hurricane Dorian.  Click here to view the information.
9/2/2019- As a reminder, Governor McMaster has ordered an evacuation of Colleton County Zones A and B.  Click here to view a list of roads in Zone A and click here to view a list of roads in Zone B.  You can also go to www.scemd.org/knowyourzone and in the top left portion of the map, there is a place to enter your address so see if you are in a zone.
9/2/2019- Colleton County has provided the following updates.  Click here for more information.
9/1/2019- Governor Orders Evacuation of Portions of Colleton County
At 6:30 PM, Governor McMaster announced an executive order that includes evacuation of Zones A and B in Colleton County.  Click
here for more information.
8/31/2019- Colleton County's Emergency Operations Center has moved to Operational Condition 2.  This enables many more preparations to begin occurring.  Click here for more information.
8/30/2019- Colleton County officials continue to monitor Hurricane Dorion.  It is becoming more likely that Colleton County will experience some sort of impacts from Hurricane Dorion, although it is still too early to determine what those impacts may be.  Click here for more information.

28/August/2019 – Condolence

We offer condolences to the family of Firefighter Demetrius Gilyard whose mother, Kathy Durant Porter, passed away 22-August. Funeral arrangements were handled by Riley Funeral Home in Hampton SC. Please remember their family in your prayers as they deal with this sudden loss.  


8/28/2019- Colleton County Fire-Rescue's Emergency Management Division continues to monitor Tropical Storm Dorion.  While it is still too early to determine what the effects will be on Colleton County, citizens should begin reviewing their evacuation and hurricane plans.  Click here for more information.

27/Aug/2019 – Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

A reported drive-by shooting into a home occurred in the 1700 block of White Hall Rd at 00:00 (mid-night) Tuesday 27-August. One bullet struck a 1 year old boy in the thigh as he slept in the residence. Fortunately no one else was injured. Sheriff’s Deputies quickly secured the scene and Firefighter-Paramedics rapidly accessed the child. He was transported emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 13 to meet with the CARE Flight medical helicopter, then flown to the Pediatric Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Click here for more information.

24/August/2019 – Motorcycle MVC with ejection – “B” Shift 

A 57 yr old Ruffin man was severely injured in a single vehicle motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon 24-August at 14:56. An alert motorist noticed grass was displaced on the shoulder of Sunrise Road near Yamacraw Dr east of Smoaks. They turned around to investigate and found the man lying semi-conscious at the wood line. Firefighter-Paramedics from Station # 7 in Smoaks arrived minutes later and began treating the man’s injuries. Click here for more information.

14-August-2019 – Bleeding Control Training


Members of Fire-Rescue conducted the BECON (Bleeding Control) training course for members of Nova Church on Wednesday August 14th at 18:30.  In the one and one half hour course, participants learn that with little or no medical training they can act as immediate responders to provide initial trauma care and bleeding control to a victim of traumatic injury prior to the arrival of emergency services.  The course included both classroom and practical sessions where the participants practiced placing tourniquets on simulated trauma patients and other bleeding control techniques.  For more information about BECON you can go to www.bleedingcontrol.org. If you would like to schedule a class, contact Fire-Rescue Headquarters at 843-539-1960. 
Colleton County Fire-Rescue will hold an INTERIM Pre-Employment Testing (PET) Session on September 25-27, 2019. 
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