Colleton County Fire-Rescue

August 2009

8/31/2009- Structure Fire

Colleton Firefighters had a busy morning 31-August as a severe thunderstorm rolled through the county around 0530. Several auto accidents, medical calls and two lighting strikes sent units scrambling from Canadys to Green Pond. In the more serious incidents, a lightning strike was reported at a residence on the corner of Round O Road and Fleming Road.  Click here for more information.


8/30/2009- Motor Vehicle Collision with Air Evacuation

Stations 11 and 19 responded to a single car MVC in the 17000 block of Augusta Hwy., just west of Cannon Road on Sunday afternoon 30-August at 12:52 PM. The 21 year old female driver stated she fell asleep. When she drove off of the right side of the road she awaken and over corrected, then driving off of the left side of the road. She entered the ditch, struck a tree and flipped over. Click here for more information.


8/30/2009- Multiple Victim Stabbing with Air Evacuation

Stations 2, 6, 19 and 27 responded to a multiple victim stabbing incident which began at 8372 ACE Basin Parkway, Ashepoo Grocery Store on Sunday morning 30-August a little after midnight. Medic 6 was on the scene within 2 minutes from Station 6 located on the road behind the store. They found two adult oriental males with injuries. The older man was stabbed once, receiving an injury to his lower back. The younger man had been stabbed in the throat and the side.Click here for more information.


8/29/2009- Muscular Dystrophy Association Fund Drive

County and City firefighters spent most of the day Saturday 29-August at Wal-mart performing a “Fill the boot” drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The annual event is in cooperation with the national telethon the MDA holds each year. Firefighters rotated out several times during the day, to allow each crew to have a turn collecting. All funds collected by both departments will be forwarded to the MDA office in Charleston during the telethon. Click here for more information.


8/25/2009- Junkyard Fire

Stations 1, 12, 19, 24 and 27 responded to a large fire in a recycling yard located at 114 Geology Lane off of Sidneys Road Tuesday morning 25-August at 0100. A resident in a nearby subdivision on Redtail Court reported hearing several explosions and seeing a large fire through the woods in the direction of Geology Lane. Two motorists on Sidneys Road also reported seeing flames through the woods. Engine 19 arrived within minutes and found several large debris piles on fire, along with approximately 100 truck tires... click here for more information.



Congratulations to Firefighters Matt and Barbara Rentz who are the proud parents of a new baby girl.  Fayeane Calimare Rentz was born this morning at 1044.  She weighs 7 pounds and 8 ounces and measures in at 19 inches.  She and mom are both doing fine.

8/20/2009- Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment

Stations 1, 2, 6, 19, 26 and 27 responded to a MVC with a challenging four and half hour extrication on I-95 at the 53 mile marker northbound, Thursday morning 20-August at 1058. Initial reports indicated a vehicle was off in the median and struck a tree just south of the Sniders Highway (SC Hwy. 63) overpass. Engine 1 and Medic 6 responded the 2 miles from Headquarters. Click here for more information.


8/19/2009- Fundamentals of Basic Firefighting Class

The SC Fire Academy 1152 – Basic Firefighter Course is in full swing at Station # 19. The group of 18 students from three counties learned about Portable Fire Extinguishers Wednesday evening. Students in the class are from Beaufort, Charleston and Colleton Counties. Several Colleton Firefighter Explorers are also enrolled in the course. Click here for more information.



The department offers its condolences to the family of Engineer/Paramedic Gary Doyen on the sudden death of his father. Gary was notified this morning that his father passed away while in the hospital in Florida. 

Flowers and condolences can be sent to:
1145 w. Greenwood street Lakeland Fl 33815 c/o S. Shutak.


Congratulations to Firefighters K.C. Campbell and Phillip Crowe for obtaining their National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certifications.

8/10/2009- Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment, Air Evac.

Stations 1, 19, 26 and 27 responded to a high speed truck accident at the intersection of Robertson Blvd and Rivers Street Monday morning 10-August at 0913. Medic 27 reported on arrival that a garbage truck was overturned with the driver trapped and a dump truck was in the ditch with heavy damage. Medic 27’s crew split up to treat the drivers of both vehicles until other units arrived.  Click here for more information.


8/1/2009- Motor Vehicle Collision with Air Evacuation

Stations 7, 17 and 18 responded to a single car high speed MVC in the 1000 block of Drain Road north of Smoaks, Saturday evening 1-August at 19:10. A south bound vehicle on Drain Road, drove off of the north bound side of the road, over-corrected and struck the ditch embankment on the southbound side overturning once. Click here for additional information.


8/1/2009 - Confined Space Rescue Training

CCFR Tactical Response Team personnel held a confined space rescue drill at Fire-Rescue Headquarters on Saturday, August 1.  The drill consisted of entering a simulated permit required confined space and accessing a victim.  Once the simulated victim was assessed and stabilized, the victim was packaged in a stokes basket and extricated from the space.  Click here for more information.