Colleton County Fire-Rescue

October 2014

30/October/2014 – MVC with Overturned Vehicle – “A” Shift

Six people were injured, including three children, in a two car MVC at the intersection of Live Oak Street and Fourth Street Thursday afternoon 30-October at 15:36. Engine 19 and Medic 19 arrived to find one over-turned vehicle in a ditch after the BMW was struck broadside by a second vehicle. Click here for more information.
We wish to offer condolences to Firefighter-EMT Will Worrell and his family on the death of his Grandmother, Ms. Nellie Worrell who passed away yesterday. Visitation for Ms. Nellie Ruth Worrell will be held Thursday evening at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Goose Creek Chapel located at 869 St. James Avenue, Goose Creek, SC from 18:00 to 20:00. The funeral service will be conducted at Worship Center Church of God, 124 Red Bank Road, Goose Creek, SC, Friday 31-Oct at 11:00. Please remember the Worrell family in your prayers.
There will be three Ebola Informational Updates held today, tomorrow and Thursday at 12:00.  Click
here to view the meeting links.
27/October/2014 - MVC/MCI

15 people were transported to Colleton Medical Center after a small car ran into the back of a stopped school bus in the 1000 block of Nunuville Road north of Walterboro Monday morning 27-October at 08:10. The LCAA School Bus was stopped to pick up children and was utilizing its warning lights. Click here for more information.

26/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

A single vehicle MVC on I-95 near the 54 mile marker NB, sent three people to the hospital Sunday afternoon 26-Ocotber. At 13:47, the accident was reported after a small Buick left the roadway and entered the wooded median. The vehicle struck several trees causing heavy damage. A rear passenger suffered multiple traumatic injuries, with bystanders advising he was unconscious following the accident. Click here for more information.

24 & 25 / Oct / 2014 – Structure Fires – “A” Shift

A fire in the kitchen of a mobile home was possibly started from a small explosion from materials used in a small meth lab located in the residence at 342 Ramsey Hill Road. The incident was reported Friday evening 24-October at 20:04. A neighbor reported hearing a “pop” and noticed smoke coming from the mobile home. Click here for more information.

24/October/2014 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

At 07:16 Friday morning 24-October, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire at 18033 Round O Road. Engine 19 arrived to find light smoke coming from the eaves of the doublewide mobile. According the caller, coals from the fire place had been put on the back porch the evening before. Click here for more information.

22/October/2014 – Structure Fire – “B” shift

At 20:30, a Ruffin man narrowly escaped his burning home Wednesday evening 22-October after he was awakened by the heat and smoke inside his residence. He attempted to extinguish the fire which he stated was above the stove before he was driven from the home. The man ran to a neighbor’s house to call 9-1-1. Click here for more information.
We have been notified by SCDOT that they will be replacing the bridge on Red Oak Road over Sandy Run Creek (at Red Oak Nursery) beginning 29-October. This location is just north of Timber Bay Drive. The road will be closed until 08-January. Traffic will be detoured. Please plan accordingly.

17/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

Two adult males received suspected life threatening injuries in a single car crash in the 3000 block of Charleston Hwy (SC Hwy 64), just east of Brittlebank Road, Friday evening 17-October. At 20:45, 9-1-1 received several reports of the accident advising a person was trapped and the car was on fire. Engine 24 arrived minutes later to find the Cadillac off the south side of the highway in a ditch. Click here for more information.
There will be a number of Ebola Informational Presentations offered beginning today.  Click here for more information.
We wish to congratulate Firefighter-Paramedic Brent Ellis on successfully obtaining Paramedic Certification. This one year training program requires a great commitment on behalf of the employee. Ellis completed the course at Lowcountry Regional EMS Council in Charleston.

07/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment, Air Evac & HazMat – “B” Shift

A 49 year old Walterboro woman was severely injured in a high speed MVC in the 1400 block of Confederate Highway (SC Hwy 641) Tuesday afternoon 07-October. At 15:28, 9-1-1 began receiving reports of an overturned tractor trailer with one person ejected. Callers advised the truck was on top of the patient. Medic 18, Rescue 18 and Engine 4 arrived to find a tractor trailer on its side and a female patient trapped partially under the cab. Click here for more information.

06/October/2014 – Fatal MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “A” shift

A 62 year old Colleton County man passed away at the MUSC Trauma Center following a motor vehicle accident on Robertson Blvd at Howe Ct. The accident was reported at 14:32 Monday afternoon 06-October. A caller notified 9-1-1 that a vehicle had left the roadway and was stuck in a culvert pipe. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the Nissan pickup truck in a concrete draining pipe under Howe Court. Click here for more information.

02/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment – “C” shift

An adult female received non-life threatening, multiple traumatic injuries in a single vehicle roll-over accident Thursday afternoon 02-October at 15:18. The woman was driving a Dodge pickup truck pulling a camping trailer northbound on I-95 near the 67 mile marker, when the trailer began swaying. This caused the pickup truck to lose control and over-turn.  The camper disintegrated into a pile of rubble as the pickup truck landed on the debris blocking one northbound lane. Click here for more information.

10/01/2014 - Fire Prevention Month

Fire-Rescue began the month long Fire Prevention and Life Safety Education in the schools on 01-October. This year’s activities began at Black Street Early Development Center with the K-4 and K-5 programs.  The program actually runs throughout the year with presentations and demonstrations for all age groups, but a concentrated effort to teach the younger school aged children coincides with National Fire Prevention Week during October. With the large number of students and schools involved, Fire-Rescue’s program is stretched out over the entire month to reach all public and private elementary schools in the unincorporated areas, as well as the pre-schools and day care centers. Click here for more information.

01/October/2014 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift 

At 10:16 01-Oct, Firefighter-EMT Paul Bagley was returning home after a 24-hour shift. As he traveled along a rural stretch of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) he noticed heavy black smoke in the distance. Bagley determined the smoke was off of Youmans Lane, a dead end dirt road, and went to investigate. He found a singlewide mobile at the end of the road, fully involved and almost completely destroyed. Fire-Rescue units responded, but there was little to be saved. Click here for more information.

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