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17/March/2023 - MVC with entrapment & Air Evac - "A" Shift

An adult male was critically injured in a single vehicle MVC in the 1600 block of Featherbed Road Friday afternoon 17-March. At 18:03, 9-1-1 was notified of the collision. Fire-Rescue units arrived a short time later to find a small Nissan pickup truck that had collided with several trees. The truck received heavy front end damage and the unrestrained adult male driver had been thrown into the back seat of the truck. The man suffered multiple injuries. Click here for additional information.
15/March/23 - Dog Rescue - "B" Shift

 Fire-Rescue responded to the pond at Lakeshore Subdivision Wednesday morning 15-March at 11:06, for a report of a dog trapped in the water. Firefighters were directed to an old dock behind 414 Lakeshore Drive. The dock had collapsed into the pond and they found the dog clinging to a portion of the dock. The canine appeared to be trapped in the debris from the collapsed wood, but its head was above the water. Crews were able to manipulate the animal to free it and carried it back to the shore. Click here for additional information.
15/March/2023 - Laney Retirement Luncheon - "B" Shift

A drop-in was held at Station # 19 Wednesday 15-March for Jeff Laney and Janet Laney who will both be retiring Friday 17-March. Firefighter-EMT Jeff Laney has served the Fire Service in Colleton County since the mid 1980s (38 years), originally serving as a volunteer with the former Colleton Rural Fire Dept. He filled every role in that department from Firefighter to Chief until Colleton Rural was incorporated into Fire-Rescue in 1994. Click here for additional information.
15/March/2023 - Inflatable Tent Training - "B" Shift

Fire-Rescue trained on the assembly of an inflatable tent structure and connected office Wednesday morning 15-March at Station 19. The portable facility was designed to be used as a drive through vaccination tent, but has the potential for many other uses. The main tent is the size of a two car garage and has an open interior. There is a separate small office with a connecting walkway. The unit is portable and carried in an enclosed trailer. Click here for additional information.
13/March/2023 - Birth Announcement

We congratulate Firefighter-EMT Demetrius Gilyard and his wife Jacqueline on the birth of their first child, Zoey Ari Gilyard, who was born 13-March. Zoey was 7 pounds, 3 ounces and 20 inches long. Mom and daughter are doing fine. 
11/March/2023 - Communications Exercise - "A" Shift

The final day of the week-long statewide exercise was held Saturday, 11-March. The last day generally encompasses communications as Counties and State agencies utilize alternate means to communicate with each other. During disasters, normal methods of communications are sometimes disabled or damaged. Colleton tested all backup communications systems, portable repeaters, the backup 9-1-1 Center, and all radios covering most frequencies from Amateur/HAM Radios, low band to 800 mHz and satellite. Click here for additional information.
10/March/2023 - Structure Fire Mutual Aid Response - "C" Shift

Fire-Rescue responded as mutual aid to assist the City of Walterboro Fire Dept. with a working fire in the "C" building of Hillcrest Apartments located at 518 Sniders Hwy. at 16:30, Friday afternoon 10-March. The fire in the eight unit, two story structure was reported to have heavy smoke coming from the building and the possibility of entrapment. Firefighters encountered heavy fire conditions on arrival. Crews deployed multiple handlines to extinguish the fire. No one was found to be trapped in the building, however one resident was evacuated from a first floor apartment. Click here for additional information.
09/March/2023 - EOC Activation Exercise - "B" Shift

The County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated Thursday as part of the Statewide Exercise. The acticaition had many of the Counties partners participate in a simulated Cat 4 hurricane and a nuclear incident in the midlands which closed several major evacuation routes in the State. The Exercise involved most Counties and many State agencies and was part of the Statewide Exercise which involved the entire week. Click here for additional information.
08/March/2023 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift

A Hendersonville man died in a single vehicle MVC in the 1600 block of Ritter Road, east of White Hall Road, Wednesday evening, 08-March. The accident was reported at 19:48. A westbound minivan, crossed into the eastbound ditch, striking a large pine tree. The Honda Odyssey van suffered extensive damage and the driver was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the van upright partially in the roadway. Most of the driver's side of the van had been torn from the vehicle. Click here for additional information.
  08/March/2023 - Woods & Building Fire - "A" Shift

An unattended woods fire spread to several properties in the 100 block of Platinum Street, Wednesday afternoon 08-March at 15:12. The first callers to 9-1-1 reported the woods fire and a second caller advised an outside storage building was on fire. The incident was upgraded to a structural response. Smoke from the fire affected the nearby Veterans Victory House nursing home. Engine 19 arrived to find the several acre woods fire and a storage building well involved. Click here for additional information.  
  08/March/2023 - Motorcycle vs Pickup truck MVC - "A" Shift

An adult male was critically injured when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck in the 11000 block of Augusta Hwy. (SC Hwy 61) near Oakman Branch Road, Wednesday afternoon 08-March at 14:27. Witnesses advised the northbound motorcycle was passing another vehicle when it struck the pickup truck nearly head-on. The truck driver drove off of the road to avoid the collision, but the motorcycle sideswiped the truck. The bike then lost control and slid across both lanes of the highway. Click here for additional information.
  08/March/2023 - Large Animal Rescue Drill - "A" Shift

Fire-Rescue in conjunction with Animal Services, conducted a simulated large animal rescue at the Animal Services facility on Poor Farm Road Wednesday morning 08-March. The drill was part of the Statewide Exercise with participating agencies throughout the state conducting various exercises and training drills for their responders. This scenario involved a horse that had fallen into a water filled ditch. Responders dealt with the injured animal and had a veterinarian on site to assist.  Click here for additional infomormation.
07/March/2023 - HazMat Drill - "C" Shift

As part of the Statewide Exercise, Colleton County conducted a week of training exercises in conjunction with other local and State Agencies including EMD. Rocky Tucker and Eric Turner from State EMD were in Colleton all week and participated in the drills. Tuesday, 07-March, included a simulated overturned tanker truck with a mass casualty incident. Firefighter-Paramedics had to mitigate the incident, which involved large quantities of anhydrous ammonia. Click here for additional information.
04/March/2023 - Fatal MVC with Ejection and Air Evac - ""C" Shift

Two people were injured and one man perished after he was ejected from a vehicle in 1200 block of Jonesville Ave, Saturday afternoon 04-March. At 17:32, 9-1-1 was notified of a single vehicle, high speed accident in the 1200 block of Jonesville Ave. The callers advised the car had flipped over and at least one person was ejected from the car. It appeared the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control after clearing a curve. The Shelby Mustang entered the ditch, suffered heavy damage and was found on the driver's side. Click here for additional information.
04/March/2023 - Emergency Services Softball Tournament

Fire-Rescue hosted the 12th annual Emergency Services Softball tournament Saturday 04-March at the Colleton County Recreation complex. This is the 12th year for the fundraiser. Eight teams from Lowcountry First Responders participated. They and their families enjoyed a beautiful Spring day competing for the win. The first place team was 22 Too Many (Parris Island Marines). Click here for additional information.
  03/March/2023 - Fall with Air Evac - "C" Shift

An adult male was injured in a fall at home and suffered severe injuries Friday afternoon 03-March at 12:45. He was found unconscious. Fire-Rescue Medic 1 began treating the man at his residence, then transported him emergent to the helipad at CMC. He was transferred to the CARE Flight crew and flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Click here for more information. 
02/March/2023 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment - "C" Shift

An adult male died from injuries he received in a single vehicle MVC on Interstate 95 near the 44 mile marker southbound, Thursday morning 02-March. 9-1-1 received one report of the accident at 01:46, advising a vehicle was in the woods. Medic 13 arrived to find the 2007 Chrysler 300 in the median covered with trees and vines. After a short period, Firefighter-Paramedics were able to access the patient and determined he was deceased and trapped in the car. Additional Fire-Rescue units were assigned to the response. The Coroner's Office was also requested and responded to the scene. Click here for more information.
20/February/2023 - Woods and Structure Fire - "C" Shift

An unattended trash fire spread to burn several acres, damage a doublewide mobile home, an outside storage building and several other items Monday afternoon 20-February.The fire occurred in the 200 block of Lafayette Lane. At 14:29, 9-1-1 received several reports of the fire. Engine 19 arrived to find the porch of a mobile home on fire and vinyl siding melting. The underpinning had burned away. The fire had spread onto several different properties, damaging an outside storage building and several items in the yards. Click here for additional information.

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