Colleton County Fire-Rescue

May 2015

30/May/2015 – MVC with Ejection – “B” shift

Two people were injured, one critically, after a single vehicle MVC on Possum Corner Road at See See Road Saturday morning 30-May. The incident was reported at 06:15. Fire-Rescue Medic 6 arrived to find a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup with massive damage across the road. The southbound pickup truck left the roadway in a curve at a high rate of speed and struck several large pine trees. Click here for more information.
Our condolences to Battalion Chief Richard Sheffield on the death of his grandfather, Henry Cummings.  A drop-in visitation will be held tomorrow at 15:00 at 21956 Lowcountry Hwy, Ruffin, SC.  Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11:00 at Glendale Cemetery on Mount Carmel Road.  Please keep Battalion Chief Sheffield and his family in your prayers.
We offer condolences to Firefighter Explorer Jim Bailey and his family on the death of his Grandfather Keith Bailey. Funeral services will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Union, SC and a visitation will be held at the church. Please remember the Bailey family in your prayers.

27/May/2015 – MVC with Entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

An adult male suffered multiple traumatic injuries in a two vehicle MVC at the intersection of McLeod Road and Pleasant Grove Road Wednesday afternoon 27-May at 11:50. A full sized pickup truck and a delivery van collided in the intersection. The pickup truck then went off of the roadway into the woods. Firefighter-Paramedics found the man semi-conscious and trapped in the wreckage. Click here for more information.

27/May/2015 – Structure Fire with injuries – “B” Shift

A 43 year old man was severely injured in a structure fire at 71 Overlook Lane west of Walterboro Wednesday morning 27-May. At 02:27, Fire-Rescue was notified of the incident with the caller reporting flames were already burning through the roof. Deputy Chief Greene arrived two minutes later to find a well involved single story brick veneer structure approximately 45% involved. Click here for more information.
We wish to offer condolences to Engineer-EMT-I Chuck Moyer and his family. Chucks father, Charlie Rudd, passed away this weekend. He was 90 years old. Funeral services will be held in Florida. Please remember the Moyer family in your prayers.

26/May/2015 – Mutual Aid Structure Fire – “B” shift

Colleton Firefighters responded as mutual aid for Dorchester County Fire-Rescue Tuesday evening 26-May at 18:47. Dorchester requested several Tenders to assist with a structure fire at 118 Fowler Lane near the Edisto River. Colleton sent personnel and three Tenders, participating in firefighting operations as well as the water shuttle. Click here for more information.

24/May/2015 – Burn Patient with Air Evac – “C” Shift

A two year old girl suffered third degree burns to her feet in an accident off of Camp Buddy Road Sunday afternoon 24-May at 12:04. The child’s mother reported some family members had been camping the previous night and she returned to the location Sunday morning. The child was playing with other children when she accidently ran through hot coals left from a camp fire the night before. The mother drove the girl toward Walterboro and met Medic 19 on Cottageville Highway (US Hwy 17-A) near Featherbed Road. Click here for more information.

24/May/2015 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A mobile home was destroyed in an early morning fire at 41 Turtle Court Sunday 24-May. At 05:45 the incident was reported to 9-1-1. Engine 9 arrived to find the doublewide mobile home fully involved. The roof and most of the walls had already burned away. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two 1-3/4” handlines to combat the fire. The remaining wall studs collapsed shortly after crews arrived. The home was located on a rural dead end street near the Edisto River about five miles east of Cottageville. Click here for more information.

23/May/2015 – High Speed MVC – “B” Shift

A 70 year old man narrowly missed being struck by a vehicle Saturday morning 23-May at Toby’s Bluff Bait and Tackle Shop in Islandton. At 11:04, the man was performing yard work around the exterior of the building located at 17600 Sniders Hwy, when a Mercury Monarch attempted to turn on to Dopson Road from Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63) at a high rate of speed. The man heard the tires squealing as the car slide sideways. Click here for more information.

22/May/2015 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A passing motorist reported a home burning Friday evening 22-May at 3541 Azalea Patch Road. At 22:15, the first caller to 9-1-1 advised the home was well involved with flames coming through the roof. Firefighters arrived minutes later to find the ranch style home approximately 80 percent involved and most of the roof had already collapsed. A large workshop behind the home was being threatened. Click here for more information.

21-May-2015 – School Bus vs Car MVC – “C” Shift

A loaded school bus and a small pick-up truck collided head-on near the intersection of Rehoboth Road (SC Hwy 651) and Addison Road Thursday afternoon 21-May at 16:01. Fire-Rescue responded with two Engines, three Ambulances and one First Paramedic Response vehicle. The roadway in the vicinity of the accident was blocked due to the accident. There were over thirty students on the bus, but only seven complained of minor, non-life threatening injuries. Click here for more information.

18-23 May – Annual Pumper Testing

Our Logistics Division with the help of several off-duty personnel conducted annual pumper testing the week of 18 May through 23 May. The crew began at 07:00 each day running nearly until dark. They relocated and/or transported 43 Engines, Quints and the ARFF during the week. All units passed with only a few adjustments required by Fleet Management. Asst. Chief Stallings grilled out for those assisting each day so they did not have to leave the test pit. Click here for more information.

20 & 22 May - EMS Week Luncheons

Colleton Medical Center and their staff provided a full course luncheon in honor of Pre-hospital Emergency Medical providers in conjunction with National EMS Week, Wednesday 20-May. Fire-Rescue, LifeNet, surrounding county EMS Departments, several private ambulance providers, Hospital Staff and Doctors attended. The Hospital Emergency Department Director, Christy Judy, coordinated the event which was held on the hospital grounds. Click here for more information.

19/May/2015 – MVC with Entrapment & Air Evac – “A” Shift

Two people were injured in a high speed single car MVC in the 4900 block of Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) near Nursery Lane Tuesday afternoon 19-May at 13:55. The northbound Explorer left the roadway, then struck a ditch bank on the southbound side of the road. The car began to flip over, but struck a tree crushing the roof and trapping the passenger. Click here for more information.

19/May/2015 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift 

A 20 year old female was transported to Colleton Medical Center after her car was struck in the driver’s side by a tractor trailer causing heavy damage. The accident occurred at the intersection of Bells Hwy and Mt. Carmel Road Tuesday morning 19-May at 11:57. The patient suffered non-life threatening injuries, but was unable to exit the vehicle due to the damage. Click here for more information.

16/May/2015 – High Speed MVC – “A” Shift

A single car high speed MVC on I-95 sent one man to Colleton Medical Center and snarled northbound traffic for approximately 45 minutes Saturday evening 16-May. At 19:52, an older model Oldsmobile Silhouette left the highway at a high rate of speed and struck a large tree near the 44 mile marker northbound. The minivan became airborne until it slammed into several other trees 15 feet off the ground. Click here for more information.

15/May/2014 – Relay for Life

Fire-Rescue provided emergency medical coverage and operated the concessions stand for Relay for Life again this year. All proceeds were donated to the organization to help fight cancer. Paula Jacques coordinated the event and was assisted by many firefighters, their families and friends. Crews set up Friday morning, after a month of preparation, to begin cooking burgers, hot dogs and fries to serve the crowds who arrived later in the morning. Click here for more information.

13/May/2015 – Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

Fire-Rescue and Law Enforcement Officers were sent to 404 Whitsell Street, Lincoln Apartments at 21:11 Wednesday evening 13-May for a shooting incident. The 26 year old male patient was found on the ground near the 800 building. He suffered GSWs to the abdomen. Medic 6 has just cleared from the ED and was less than a mile from the scene when the shooting occurred. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated the man while a medical helicopter was placed on standby. Click here for more information.

13/May/2015 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

At 17:41 Wednesday afternoon 13-May, 9-1-1 Operators began receiving multiple reports of heavy smoke in the 4700 block of Sniders Highway. One caller reported several vehicles on fire behind 4888 Sniders Highway. Responding personnel could see a thick column of black smoke four miles from the scene. Engine 19 arrived and was directed down a narrow dirt driveway and then across a field before reaching a path through a wooded area. Click here for more information.
EMS Week takes place next week. Colleton Medical Center and LifeNet are both holding functions to honor the pre-hospital responders in our community. Wednesday 20-May from 11:00 to 14:00, Colleton Medical Center will prepare lunch for our personnel. On-duty crews will rotate through to enjoy the meal. Volunteer and off-duty personnel are encouraged to also stop by and have lunch.
 Friday 22-May from 10:00 to 14:00, LifeNet will also prepare lunch and conduct a Landing Zone class. This function will also be held at Colleton Medical Center (501 Robertson Blvd in Walterboro). We will rotate on-duty crews through for the meal. Volunteer personnel and off-duty personnel are encouraged to stop by and have lunch. Both agencies will have an abundance of food in your honor, so please show them your appreciation.

11/May/2015 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

A 67 year old Round O woman suffered multiple, non-life threatening traumatic injuries after her car over-turned in the 8400 block of Round O Road Monday morning 11-May at 08:52. Apparently, the northbound 2013 Volkswagen Jetta left the roadway and struck a tree about one block north of Bodison Memorial Drive. The car then over-turned and came to rest on the driver’s side in the southbound lane. Click here for more information.
05/08/2015- We wish to congratulate Captain Brian Rowe and his family on the birth of Brian’s second grandchild. Jackson Thomas Rowe was born 04-May. He was 21.5 inches long and weighed 10 pounds, 9 ounces. Alex and JT are both doing fine.  Click here for more information.

08/May/2015 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

An afternoon fire destroyed a singlewide mobile home and damaged a nearby storage building at 51 Ward Street Friday 08-May at 12:23. Engine 19 arrived to find the residence approximately 85% involved. Most of the building had already collapsed prior to Fire-Rescue’s arrival. Engine 19 used a deck gun to extinguish most of the fire and mopped up with one 1-3/4 handline. A nearby yard debris fire was extinguished with the booster line. Click here for more information.

05/May/2015 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A Wesley Grove home was heavily damaged in a late night fire Tuesday 05-May. At 23:32, Fire-Rescue was notified of a home at 1950 Wesley Grove Road with flames coming from the windows and roof. Firefighters arrived within six minutes to find the single story brick veneer residence approximately 75% involved. The roof on one end of the structure had already collapsed. A truck, tractor and a detached garage were endangered. Click here for more information.

05/May/2015 – Fatal MVC with entrapment – “A” Shift

An adult male died from injuries he received in a three vehicle collision on I-95 near the 61 mile marker southbound. The accident occurred Tuesday morning 05-May at 05:34 when a Penske Box Style Truck lost control and flipped on its side. Two occupants kicked out a portion of the windshield and exited the vehicle. They then assisted a third person out through an elevated cab door. Click here for more information.
5/5/2015 - We wish to congratulate Battalion Chief Joey Campbell, his wife Amanda and their daughter Sidney on the new arrival of Joseph Reid Campbell, who was born at 12:08 Monday 04-May. Little Joseph was 20.25 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. Everyone is doing fine.  

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