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26/September/2021 - High Speed MVC - "A" Shift
Three people were injured, two critically, when two
vehicles collided head-on in the 400 block of McLeod Road at 13:19 Sunday
26-September. An eastbound Jeep dropped off of the shoulder and
overcorrected, causing the vehicle to slide sideways into westbound traffic,
striking a westbound Chevrolet Trax head-on. Both occupants of the Chevrolet
received life threatening injuries. They were one block from their home.
Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find two heavily damaged vehicles in the
westbound ditch. Crews requested two additional Fire-Rescue ambulances and
two medical helicopters. Click here for more
22/September/2021 - Fatal Auto vs Pedestrian MVC - "C" Shift
An adult male was found unresponsive in the median in
the 13000 block of ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy. 17) Wednesday afternoon
22-September. At 15:02 a passing motorist saw the body about halfway between
Green Pond and Jacksonboro. The motorist notified 9-1-1 and remained on the
scene. Fire-Rescue units stationed in Green Pond arrived minutes later and
found the man was deceased. Evidence at the scene indicated he may have been
struck by a yellow car. Click here for additional
19/September/2021 - Fatal MVC - "C" Shift
An adult male died in a single vehicle accident Sunday evening 19-Sept. The
accident was in a field, approx 1/4 mile off of the 22700 block of Bells Hwy
(SC Hwy 64) west of the Town of Lodge. The incident was dispatched to
Colleton County units at 21:43. Colleton Fire-Rescue units arrived 13
minutes later to the dark remote area to find an overturned Ford Ranger in a
pond. The victim had been pulled up on a causeway and had no signs of life.
The accident evidently happened earlier and due to the cell tower location,
the 9-1-1 call was routed to a different county which caused some delays.
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Our sincerest condolences go out to Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy
for the death of his brother Keith McRoy.
08/September/2021 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift
Firefighters saved a Gadsden Loop home Wednesday
afternoon 08-September after a fire in a utility room damaged the residence.
At 17:46, 9-1-1 received reports that a home in the 500 block of Gadsden
Loop was on fire. Engine 1 arrived to find smoke coming from all sides of
the single story residential dwelling. Firefighters deployed two hand lines
to the building and entered through the front door. They found fire in a
utility room located in the center of the building, with fire extending
across the ceiling into the dining area. Click here
for additional information.
28-August-2021 – Richard B. Wood Funeral
Last week Colleton County lost a dedicated leader with the death of Judge
Richard B. Wood, Sr. of Green Pond. Judge Wood served Colleton residents in many
roles for five decades, including his service as a Captain at Station # 6 (Green
Pond). He, his brother and several others were instrumental in bringing fire
protection to the Green Pond Community in the mid-1970s. Their local business
served as Dispatcher and the business’ radio system provided communications for
the Green Pond Fire Dept. Click here for more
27/August/2021 - MVC with Air Evac - "A" Shift
An adult male received multiple traumatic injuries
after his motorcycle and a car collided in the 8700 block of Bells Hwy (SC
Hwy 64) Friday afternoon 27-August at 15:30. Fire-Rescue units arrived to
find the motorcycle driver lying in the ditch, with the heavily damaged
motorcycle nearby. Crews treated the man's injuries at the scene, then
transported him emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet
with the CARE Flight helicopter. The patient was transferred to the Flight
Crew, then flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center. Click
here for additional information.
We are very proud of Firefighter/Paramedic Zak Evans who will be
representing our department when he presents to the U.S. Embassy in Iraq on
Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Firefighter/Paramedic Evans will be
discussing fire prevention and was arranged as the speaker by the U.S. State
Department. Evans is assigned to the 1/13 rotation on B-Shift.
25/August/2021 - High Speed MVC with Fire - "A" Shift
A Florida truck driver is alive, thanks to some brave motorist
following a high speed MVC on I-95 near the 67 mile marker southbound. The
accident occurred Tuesday afternoon when the southbound semi-truck suffered
a front tire blowout and crashed into the wooded median. The truck struck
several trees and burst into flames. The vehicle received heavy damage and
the driver suffered multiple injuries including injuries to his
legs, preventing him from walking or climbing out of the truck.
Initial reports to Colleton 9-1-1 indicated the driver was trapped in the
heavily damaged cab. Click here for additional