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21/May/2018 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift

Three adult females were trapped in a Chevrolet Suburban that lost control on I-95 near the 57 mile marker northbound Monday afternoon 21-May at 14:39. The SUV left the roadway during a thunderstorm, spun backwards and entered the wooded median striking several trees before overturning. Firefighter-Paramedics found the SUV lying on the passenger’s side with moderate damage. Crews used a chain saw to cut away brush to gain access the vehicle. Click here for more information.

21/May/2018 – EOC Training – “A” Shift 

Fire-Rescue personnel conducted one of two EOC Orientation training sessions for personnel involved in staffing the EOC during emergencies. Personnel from municipalities, the School District, Colleton Medical Center, SCDOT, DSS, DHEC, County Roads and Bridges, the Assessor’s Office and the State EMD attended. The functions in the EOC have been rearranged and new equipment added. Participants were introduced to the Incident Management Teams and ICS forms were reviewed. Click here for more information.

19-May-2018 – Snake Bite – “B” Shift 

A 28 year old Anderson man is in critical condition after being bitten twice by a rattlesnake Saturday morning 19-May. The man and some companions were kayaking on the Edisto River when the snake dropped from a tree. The man was struck twice on the hand. They were able to capture the snake and made it to a landing at the end of Bobcat Lane  to call 9-1-1. Medic 26 arrived about 12 minutes later and began treating the man. Colleton Medical Center was contact and had anti-venom available. Click here for more information.

19/May/2018 – Truck vs ATV MVC – “B” Shift

Two young adults were transported to a Trauma Center Saturday morning 19-May following a collision between a pickup truck and an ATV at the intersection of Round O Road and Wesley Grove Road. The accident was reported at 11:50. The two occupants of the ATV were ejected from the ATV. The male patient was found in the roadway and the female was thrown approximately 50 feet into a yard. Both patients received multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

16/May/2018 – Fall with Air Evac – “B” Shift

An adult male received a possible head injury after falling from a ladder at his residence on Three Mile Road Wednesday afternoon 16-May at 14:52. The man had an altered level of consciousness and other traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics on Medic 26 treated the man at the scene and placed the C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter on standby. The man was immobilized and transported to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. His condition deteriorated enroute the helicopter. Click here for more information.

5/14/2018 - Congratulations to Battalion Chief Brent Dalton for obtaining his Divemaster certification. Chief Dalton oversees Fire-Rescue’s Dive, Water Rescue and Recovery Team.

13/May/2018 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A singlewide mobile home and work shed were heavily damaged in an afternoon fire at 800 Poplar Street Sunday 13-May. At 17:48, some children noticed flames coming from the building and told an adult to call 9-1-1. A passing motorist also called in the fire. Engine 19 arrived to find the two buildings well involved, with approximately half of the mobile home already collapsed. Firefighters used the deck gun on Engine 19 to knock down the bulk of the fire, before deploying multiple handlines to the buildings. Engine 1 set up south of Engine 19 and deployed several handlines to the back of the structures. Click here for more information.
12/May/2018 – Motor Vehicle Collision - "A" Shift

An adult male received multiple traumatic injuries in a single vehicle, motorcycle MVC in the 5000 block of Sidneys Road Saturday afternoon 12-May at 20:04. The southbound Harley Davidson motorcycle left the roadway in a curve, entered the ditch and began to flip over several times, ejecting the driver. The motorcycle landed in the roadway and the driver was found unconscious in the ditch by a passing motorist. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later to find the man still unconscious. Click here for more information.

12/May/2018 – Fatal Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A Walterboro man lost his life in an afternoon fire at his residence in the 200 block of Teakwood Drive Saturday 12-May.  At 18:37, an alert neighbor discovered the fire in the home which sat well off the road and was not visible from Teakwood Drive. The neighbor reported that she was in her yard and kept smelling smoke. She went to investigate and saw smoke and flames coming from the two story house next door. She reported the fire to 9-1-1, then met Firefighters when they arrived. Click here for more information.

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

A fire in the utility room caused damage to a residence at 29 Wexford Way Saturday afternoon 12-May. 9-1-1 received the report of the fire at 16:50. Engine 1 arrived three minutes later to find smoke coming from the two story residential structure. Crews deployed one handline and quickly extinguished the fire, which was contained to the utility room. The homeowner had used a pitcher to throw water on the fire. He was able to knock down some of the fire and kept it from spreading. Click here for more information.

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