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12/April/2024 - Motorcycle MVC - "B" Shift

An adult male was critically injured when his motorcycle collided with a deer on Round O Rd near Freeman Lane Friday morning 12-April. At 06:02 a motorist drove up on the accident, finding the driver unconscious in the middle of the road. He was not wearing a helmet and suffered multiple traumatic injuries.The deer did not survive the collision. Firefighter-Paramedics from Station # 9 in Cottageville treated the man on the scene, then transported him emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 9 to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center. Click here for more.
11/April/2024 - Stabbing Incident - "B" Shift

An adult male suffered a non-life threatening stab wound during an altercation in the 200 block of Briarwood Rd Thursday evening 11-April at 22:27. The man was stabbed in the leg by a female who fled the scene. Walterboro Police Officers cleared the scene and administered first aid, controlling the bleeding. The man was treated by Firefighter-Paramedics then transported to Colleton Medical Center in stable condition. WPD is investigating the incident. Click here for additional information.
10/April/2024 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

A Hickory Hill residence was heavily damaged in an afternoon fire that occurred in the 900 block of Hickory Hill Road, about 5 miles south of the Green Pond Community. Neighbors saw flames on the front porch and called 9-1-1 at 15:04. A four year canine was trapped inside the home. Neighbors made attempts to rescue the trapped dog. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find heavy flames coming from the front of the doublewide mobile home. The front porch was well involved and fire had spread into several front rooms. Click here for additional information.
10/April/2024 - Shooting Incident - "A" Shift

An adult female was injured in a shooting incident at 100 Sniders Hwy, Colleton Heights Apartments, Wednesday afternoon 10-April. The incident was reported to 9-1-1 at 12:06. The woman received an injury to the neck and was treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics. She was transported in Fire-Rescue Medic 26 to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with CARE Flight. The patient was transferred to the Flight Crew, then flown to a Trauma Center in Charleston. Click here for additional information.
05/April/2024 - Condolences

The Department offers condolences to Firefighter-EMT Josh Blasko on the passing of his father-in-law, Brian D. Lutz. Mr. Lutz passed away on April 5, 2024 at the age of 63, and was a lifelong resident of Willoughby, Ohio. Please keep the family in your prayers as they navigate the days ahead.

05/April/2024 - Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) Announcement

We congratulate Firefighter-Flight Paramedic Shane Medlin on successfully obtaining his Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C). Firefighter/FP-C Medlin serves as the secondary flight paramedic assigned to C.A.R.E. Flight on "B" Shift.
05/April/2024 - Stabbing Incident - "A" Shift

Two people were injured in a domestic dispute at the Econolodge Motel, 1142 Sniders Hwy. (SC Hwy 63) Friday morning 05-April at 0042. An adult male received two stab wounds and an adult female received several minor lacerations during the incident. Both were treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics. The male patient was transported to Colleton Medical Center by Medic 26. The female patient refused ambulance transport. Click here for additional information.
05/April/2024 - Overturned Vehicle - "A" Shift

A box style delivery truck overturned on I-95 near the 41 mile marker southbound, Friday morning 05-April a little after midnight. 9-1-1 began receiving calls about the accident at 00:18 reporting three people were injured. The truck left the roadway and overcorrected causing it to overturn in the highway. The truck came to rest blocking both southbound lanes. The roof of the cargo portion broke open, spilling the load onto the breakdown lane which cut off southbound traffic. Two adults and a small child were injured. Fire-Rescue sent two ambulances to the scene. Click here for additional information.
04/April/2024 - Woods Fire - "A" Shift

Fire-Rescue responded to a large woods fire Thursday afternoon 04-April in the 4000 block of Cottageville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) At 15:15, Engine 19 was dispatched to a lawnmower on fire at a residence. On arrival, Firefighters found the lawn mower fully involved, but nearby grass had ignited. 30 MPH winds drove the fire into a nearby field and woods which quickly spread and grew to over 10 acres. Engine 19 requested additional fire units to assist. Several nearby homes were threatened. One residence had a large ornamental driveway arch which was too low to permit fire trucks to reach the home. Click here for more information.
03/April/2024 - Fatal Car vs Bike MVC - "C" Shift

An adult male was killed when his bicycle was struck from behind by a passenger car in the 14600 block of Bells Hwy. (SC Hwy 64) west of Stephens Crossroads Wednesday afternoon 03-April. The accident was reported at 15:07 when witnesses told 9-1-1 a small dark colored car struck the man. He was thrown into the ditch and the car did not stop to render aid, but fled the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics from Station 18, arrived minutes later, but the man had no signs of life. The Coroner's Office was requested and responded to the scene. Click here for additional information.
02/April/2024 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

A barn was destroyed in an evening fire in the 9500 block of Sidneys Road Tuesday 02-April. At 22:37, a neighbor notified 9-1-1 of the fire. They advised they could see the flames through the woods. Engine 36 arrived minutes later and advised the block building was fully involved and the roof had already collapsed. The block building was located about 700 feet off of the road and inaccessible to vehicles. The fire had burned into the nearby woods. A Forestry tractor was requested and responded. Click here for additional information.
02/April/2024 - MVC with Double Entrapment & Air Evac - "B" Shift

Two people were critically injured and heavily entrapped in a single vehicle MVC in the 400 block of Wood Road Tuesday afternoon 02-April at 18:38. The east bound Crown Victoria was traveling at a high rate of speed, when if crossed into the west bound lane, entered the ditch and struck a driveway culvert. The car became airborne and struck a large oak tree several feet off the ground, causing extensive damage to the car. The floor and dashboard were pushed into the seats. Both occupants were trapped in the wreckage and suffered multiple life threatening injuries. Click here for additional information.
31/March/2024 - MVC with Entrapment - "C" Shift

A two vehicle MVC at the intersection of Green Pond Hwy (SC Hwy 303) and Proctor Street closed the intersection and sent two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The passenger car and pickup truck collided causing the truck to flip over blocking Green Pond Highway. The driver of the truck was entrapped. The cab on the truck was crushed and crews were able to remove the windshield to extricate the driver. Click here for additional information.
31/March/2024 - Medical Emergency with Air Evac - "C" Shift

On Sunday afternoon 31-March, an adult male in the Ruffin Community suffered a critical medical emergency. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man at the scene, then transported him to Bells Elementary School to meet with the CARE Flight medical helicopter. CARE Flight landed in the field in front of the school. The patient was transferred to the flight crew without incident, then flown to Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Click here for additional information.
22/March/2024 - MVC with Resuscitation - "C" Shift

Firefighter-Paramedics successfully resuscitated an adult female, following a high speed MVC in the 3000 block of Ruffin Road at the intersection of Big Hill Road Friday 22-March at 14:07. The west bound sedan left the roadway and entered the ditch, then crossed over both lanes of traffic and struck the railroad bed. Engine 26 and Medic 26 found the driver unconscious and in cardiac arrest. They quickly extricated her from the vehicle and began ALS procedures. Click here for additional information.
20/March/2024 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

Firefighter-Paramedics saved a Green Pond home Wednesday afternoon 20-March. At 12:25 the resident called 9-1-1 to report a storage building on fire. Engine 6 arrived at 247 Springhill Road to find the small storage building fully involved. The storage building was located next to the doublewide mobile home. The flames spread to the mobile home. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one hand line to the buildings and quickly knocked down the flames on the mobile home. They then worked on the storage building which contained a heavy fire load. Click here for additional information.  
20/March/2024 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

A residential dwelling was destroyed in an early morning fire at 1183 Tyler Road Wednesday morning 20-March. The home is located on lightly traveled rural road. At 07:19, an off-duty Firefighter passed the residence and called 9-1-1 advising the home was already on the ground. Engine 1 arrived to find the single story, wood frame structure was completely destroyed and collapsed. They canceled other responding units. Firefighters cooled the remaining debris. Apparently, the occupants left the residence about two hours prior. Click here for more information.
18/March/2024 - Shooting incident - "B" Shift

An adult male was critically injured after he was shot in the neck at 500 Rivers Street Monday afternoon 18-March at 16:43. The Sheriff's Office and City Police secured the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man, then transported him emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 1 to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter. He was given life saving whole blood, IV fluids and medications, then flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. Click here for additional information.  
16/March/2024 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

A large storage building was destroyed in an afternoon fire at a residence in the 900 block of Turkey Hill Lane Saturday 16-March. At 15:50, 9-1-1 was notified of a grass fire at the location. Engine 6 and Medic 6 arrived to find an approximately 1/2 acre grass and woods fire, with a large storage building on fire. A structural response was assigned to the incident. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to control the fire. The fire spread from a debris fire in a pit near the storage building. Click here for additional information.
  16/March/2024 - Shooting Incident

An adult male received a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the arm Saturday afternoon 16-March at 13:24. The incident occurred at an apartment in the 1000 block of Proctor Street during a suspected domestic dispute. County Sheriff's Deputies and City Police quickly secured the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man, then transported him to Colleton Medical Center. The Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. Click here for additional information.
15 & 16 March/2024 - Statewide Exercise Continues

The Statewide Exercise (Disaster Drill) continued Friday and Saturday. On Friday 15-March, local responders conducted a mass casualty exercise at Colleton County High School. The exercise involved 40 injuries varying in severity. Students were not at the school Friday due to a teacher work day. The large facility poses many logistical challenges. Many local and state agencies participated including Law Enforcement, Fire-Rescue, SCDOT, City of Walterboro, Town of Edisto Beach, DNR, the Recreation Center, Colleton Medical Center, CARE Flight and surrounding hospitals and responders. Click here for more information.
14/March/2024 - Condolences

We offer condolences to Captain Blaine Harrison and his family on the passing of his mother, Mae Harrison who passed away Tuesday.  Funeral services will be held Friday morning, March 15, 2024 at 11:00 at Bedon Baptist Church, with burial following in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends during a time of visitation Thursday evening, March 14, 2024 from 5:00 until 7:00 at Parker-Rhoden Funeral Home, 117 Paul Street in Walterboro. 

  13/March/2024 - Condolences

We offer condolences to Firefighter-Flight Paramedic Frank Ptacin on the loss of his father. Mr. Gregory James Ptacin passed away 13-March in Ohio with his family at his side. Services will be held in Bremen Ohio on 13-April. Please remember the Ptacin family in your prayers. 


13/March/2024 - MVC with Entrapment - "B" Shift

A multi-vehicle collision blocked Cottageville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) east of Cottageville for two hours Wednesday morning 14-March at 06:38. The accident occurred on a dark rural section of the highway at the intersection with Indian Oaks Lane. A pickup truck pulling a trailer became disabled and was parked on the south bound shoulder, partially in the roadway. A south bound Chevrolet Trailblazer collided with the trailer causing the small SUV to enter the northbound lane where it was immediately struck. Click here for additional information.

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