Colleton County Fire-Rescue

February 2014

27/February/2014 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift 

A yard debris fire spread to a home at 510 Bee Street Thursday afternoon, 27-February. At 15:54, Fire-Rescue was notified that the fire had burned under the residence and the home was full of smoke. Engine 24 arrived six minutes later to find heavy smoke coming from the singlewide mobile home and flames under the full length of the building extending up the walls in several places. Click here for more information.
28/February/2014- Information regarding the radio system from Chief McRoy
The migration to the 800 Mhz Radio System should be complete the first week of March. We will stop simulcasting over the old VHF Radio System at 12:00 noon on Monday 10-March. The older VHF system will be turned over to the Public Works Department a few days later. After that date and time, all Fire-Rescue radio communications will be handled over the 800 Mhz system. This will include dispatching of responses. The VHF pagers will not be used for regular dispatching.

26/February/2014 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A fire destroyed a vacant home at 230 Monticello Lane east of Cottageville, Wednesday evening 26-February at 19:33. Fire-Rescue units were sent to the location when a passerby noticed flames in the woods. Units arrived to find a fully involved single family block home located in a wooded area several hundred feet off of the road. Click here for more information.

23/February/2014 – Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

A 50 year old man was in critical condition following a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. Firefighter-Paramedics were notified of the incident on Dantzler Lane at 14:38 on Sunday, 23-February. Crewmembers found the man lying on the ground and began treating is injuries. Click here for additional information.
here to view the 2014 Physical Schedule.

21/February/2014 – High Speed MVC – “A” Shift 

What began as a reported drive by shooting incident in the City of Walterboro, lead to a short police chase when the pursued vehicle failed to negotiate a turn at the corner of Rivers Street and Jackson Street. The incident occurred Thursday evening 20-February at 18:46. The Mazda 626 collided with a dayhere care center and over-turned. Click here for more information.

19/February/2014 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift 

A Hendersonville home was destroyed in an afternoon fire that began when someone was burning yard debris. At 14:45 Wednesday 19-Feb, a grass fire was dispatched at 8230 Hendersonville Highway. Engine 8 arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke in the area which was crossing the highway obstructing visibility. Click here for more information.

19/February/2014 – Woods Fires – “C” Shift 

At 13:09, Wednesday 19-February, 9-1-1 began receiving reports of a rapidly moving woods and grass fire in the field behind Academy Road Baptist Church in the 300 block of Academy Road. An off-duty firefighter who lives near the location verified the fire was quickly growing and endangering several homes.  Click here for more information.

19-Febraury-2014 / Family of Boy with Leukemia seeks Birthday Cards

PASCOAG, R.I. —The mother of a little boy with leukemia said she wants his seventh birthday to be special and is looking to first responders for help.  Tyler Seddon will turn seven on March 6 and his mother, Rachel, said she wants it to be the best day of his life. “He goes crazy over firefighters and police”, she said. Click here for more information.
Station 8 OSHA Training has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 20th at 1800 hours at Station 8.  OSHA Training will be held as scheduled at Station 28 on Thursday, February 20th at 18:00 hours.  These are the last two OSHA sessions for this year.

16/February/2014 – High Speed MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

A 33 year old woman received critical injuries in a high speed accident in the 25000 block of Augusta Highway, just west of Huckleberry Hill Lane. The Nissan passenger car appeared to have left the roadway, over corrected and then went down an embankment. The car flipped end over end at least five times receiving heavy damage. Click here for more information.

16/February/2014 – MVC with Ejection & Air Evac – “C” Shift

An adult male was seriously injured after he was ejected from a pickup truck on I-95 Sunday afternoon at 12:50. The northbound Ford Ranger suffered a tire blowout and lost control. According to a witness, the small truck flipped over several times ejecting one occupant and landing on top of the man. Click here for more information.

16/February/2014 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

At 08:24, Sunday morning 16-February, a Taylor Street home received moderate damage after a wood burning stove ignited a wall on fire. Engine 1 arrived at 8 Taylor Street to find smoke coming the single story wood frame dwelling. Firefighters deployed one 1-3/4 handline to the front door and found fire extending up the living room wall into the attic. Click here for more information.

14/February/2014 – Auto vs Pedestrian – “A” Shift

A 63 year old man received multiple non-life threatening traumatic injuries after he was struck by a car Friday morning 14-February. The accident occurred at 11:40 in front of 1593 Bells Highway, the Huddle House restaurant, when a SUV ran into the man while he rode a bicycle. The SUV crashed the rear of the bike and knocked the man to the ground. Click here for more information.

14-February-2014 – Storm Recovery

Efforts continue countywide to clear roadways and restore power to thousands of people throughout the county. Power Company crews and tree clearing companies from around the country are diligently working to get things back to normal and are working well into the night. Click here for more information.


We wish to congratulate Firefighter-EMT Dale Kizer and his wife Samantha on the birth of their third child. Tanner Cole Kizer was born 14-February at 12:28. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. Tanner received his first set of turnout gear shortly after birth. He modeled it for his first photos. Both mom and baby are doing great.

13/February/2014 – MVC with entrapment – “C” Shift

A two car MVC at the intersection of Robertson Blvd and Lyons Street sent five people to the hospital with a variety of traumatic injuries Thursday evening 13-February at 20:13. A Jeep was struck in the passenger side by a GMC Yukon trapping the front seat passenger. First arriving Fire-Rescue units requested two additional ambulances. Click here for more information.

13/February/2014 – Fatal MVC – “C” Shift 

An adult male lost his life in a two car MVC at the intersection of Bells Highway and Upchurch Lane Thursday evening 13-February. At 19:44, Medic 26 and Engine 26 were pulling up to the intersection of Bells Highway and Upchurch Lane just in time to watch as the two cars collided in the intersection. Click here for more information.

12 &13/February/2014 – Carbon Monoxide Responses w/Air Evac– “B” Shift

A total of six patients were transported from two separate locations for possible Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Wednesday evening 13-February. In the first incident, four family members suffered possible CO Poisoning in the their residence at 3810 Coolers Dairy Road. The family was using a gas powered generator inside their garage, since the power was out due to the ice storm. Click here for more information.

11-February-2014 – Ice Storm

For the second time in two weeks the State was hit by below freezing temperatures, combined with rain, wreaking havoc on infrastructure and bringing the area to a standstill. The storm passed through the Lowcountry Region Tuesday evening coating the area in several inches of ice. Click here for more information.

11/February/2014 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A residential fire alarm alerted a family to a fire in an upstairs bedroom wall at 1121 Whitehall Road Tuesday evening, 11-February.  Fire-Rescue was notified of the fire alarm at 22:02. While units were responding, the alarm company called back twice advising of a second and then a third alarm activation. Engine 13 arrived to find smoke in the residence and requested a structural response. Click here for more information.
Governor Nikki Haley has issued a State of Emergency for South Carolina because of anticipated effects of the impending winter weather storm.  Colleton County is expected to accumulated between 0.1 to 0.25 inches of ice in its eastern portions and possibly 0.25 to 0.5 inches of ice in its western portions.  Frozen precipitation should begin tonight around midnight.  Preparations for this impending storm should be rushed to completion.  Please monitor your local weather news outlet for additional information.

11/February/2014 – Structure Fire, 2 alarms – “C” Shift

At 04:35 Tuesday morning 11-February, Fire-Rescue was notified of a structure fire at 1373 Beavers Pass Road east of the Town of Smoaks. The home was located on a rural secondary road. The caller to 9-1-1 reported the home was fully involved. Engine 18 arrived 8 minutes later to find the home completed destroyed, with little left standing. Click here for more information.

07/February/2014 – Jordan Eaddy

Friday evening brought a pleasant and unexpected visit from Jordan Eaddy. Around 18:50 we received a telephone call advising Jordan was stopping by to visit the staff at the ED. He was in town attending a fund raising dance at the armory for another cancer survivor. Stations 1, 19 and 26 hurried to the ED to greet him and Kaila. Click here for more information.
Only 5 OSHA update classes are left on this year's calendar.  All personnel must attend an OSHA update class annually.  Aside from receiving mandatory OSHA annual training updates, personnel are also fit tested with their SCBA masks and sign up for annual physicals.
The remaining OSHA update classes are:
Monday, February 10 at 1800 – Station 7

Tuesday, February 11 at 1800 – Station 19

Thursday, February 13 at 1800 – Station 8

Saturday, February 15 at 0900 – Station 9

Thursday, February 20 at 1800 – Station 28
If you have not attended an OSHA update class in 2014, please make arrangements to attend one of these five sessions.

06/February/2014 – Fatal Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

A 65 year old Walterboro man was fatally shot at a residence at 203 Chaplin Street Thursday evening 06-February. Firefighter-Paramedics responded to the scene after Walterboro Public Safety Officers found the man on the porch at 20:52. Battalion 1 was not far from the scene on the initial dispatch and arrived three minutes later. Click here for more information.
Countywide Drills will be held on Thursday, February 27 at 19:00 hours at Station 19, Saturday, March 15 at 08:00 hours, and Thursday, March 27 at 19:00 hours at Station 19.  The Saturday drill on March 15th will involve a trip to the Dorchester County Fire-Rescue burn building in Harleyville.  Click
here for more information.  Click here to register for any of the above drills.
Congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Zach Huber for passing his NREMT Paramedic Examination.
More than 150 people in the U.S. die every year from accidental non-fire related CO poisoning.  Visit for more information.

02/February/2014 – Fatal MVC – “A” Shift

A single vehicle, high speed MVC has left a 58 year old Ravenel man dead. The accident was reported at 17:44 Sunday 02-February. The southbound Chevrolet Impala dropped off of the right shoulder in a curve on Cooks Hill Road approximately 1.6 miles south of Poor Farm Road. The car over corrected as if came back on the roadway, spun around backwards and struck several pine trees on the northbound side of the road. Click here for more information.

02/February/2014 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

Quick thinking by the resident saved an Ashton residence early Sunday 02-February. At 01:47 Fire Units were sent to 2611 Willow Swamp Road for a reported structure fire. The occupant advised he smelled smoke in the house and found the wall over the fireplace was on fire. They threw water on the wall to extinguish the fire over the mantle. Click here for more information.

01/February/2014 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A Smoaks family was displaced after a fire heavily damaged their home Saturday afternoon 01-February. At 15:10, 9-1-1 Operators received a call from a child reporting the residential fire at 906 Sunrise Road. The caller advised the home was on fire and that everyone had exited the building. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke conditions with flames coming from the front and rear of the small doublewide mobile home. Click here for more information.

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