Colleton County Fire-Rescue

November 2015

28/November/2015 – Fatal MVC Car vs Tractor – “B” Shift

A 54 year old Walterboro man was killed in a two vehicle accident involving a tractor and small passenger car Saturday evening 28-November at 18:11. Both vehicles were traveling south in the 3600 block of Maple Ridge Road when a 2007 Honda Accord struck the rear of a trailer being pulled by the John Deere 5105 tractor. The impact caused the tractor to overturn, ejecting the driver into the roadway. The scene was littered with Christmas lights, props and decorations. Click here for more information.

27/November/2015 – Mutual Aid Fire to City of Walterboro – “A” Shift

Stations 1 and 19 responded as mutual aid to a gas main break with a fire in the 200 block of Leith Lane, Friday evening 27-November. At 18:25, WFD requested mutual aid from Fire-Rescue for personnel. City firefighters had been on scene for approximately 20 minutes. A two inch plastic gas main was damaged, possibility from someone burning trash in the ditch, in front of Lucas Trailer Park. Flames were jettisoned 30 feet into the air and endangering two mobile homes. Click here for more information.

27/November/2015 – Motorcycle MVC – “A” Shift

A 22 year old Walterboro man suffered multiple, non-life threatening injuries after he lost control of his motorcycle in the 1100 block of Stokes Road, Friday afternoon 27-November at 14:36. The man was traveling south on Stokes Road when he lost control and entered the ditch on the northbound side of the road. The motorcycle struck a driveway culvert, ejecting the driver. The motorcycle suffered heavy damage and landed in the ditch after hitting a second driveway culvert. Click here for more information.
25/November/2015- Fire Prevention Coloring Contest Winner

Second grader Richard Leyva of Northside Elementary was the countywide winner of a new bicycle. Leyva won Fire-Rescue’s coloring contest which was offered to all 2nd graders in the county’s school during fire prevention month conducted throughout October. The students had to correctly answer ten questions related to the Fire Safety materials firefighter’s taught them. Those who answered all of the questions correctly, where then judged on the picture. In the photo along with Richard is Captain Michael Banks of Colleton County Fire – Rescue; Jessica Hales, Richard’s 2nd grade teacher; and Ms. Tracy McDonald, Principal of Northside Elementary.

21/November/2015 – MVC with Critical Patient – “A” Shift

Three people were injured, one with suspected critical injuries, in a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Sidneys Road and Round O Road, Sidneys Crossroads. On Saturday afternoon 21-November at 12:13, a west bound GMC Acadia struck a southbound Ford F-150 blocking the entire intersection. Medic 19 and Engine 19 arrived minutes later to find the driver of the pickup truck semi-conscious, suffering from multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

21/November/2015 – MVC with Entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

A 28 year old Round O woman miraculously survived a high speed MVC in the 6800 block of Sidneys Road Saturday morning 21-November. At 01:28 Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the vicinity after a residence called 9-1-1 and advised he was awaken by a loud crash and could hear a car horn. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find a single car off of the roadway with massive damage and broken into two pieces. The female driver was still seat belted in the driver’s seat, the only intact place in the vehicle. Click here for more information.
11/18/2015- We wish to congratulate Firefighter II-Paramedic Kristen Dias on successfully completing Paramedic certification. We wish her the best in this next step in her career.

18/November/2015 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Firefighter-Paramedics responding to a fire alarm found a 3500 square foot home on fire Wednesday morning 18-November. At 08:18, fire units were dispatched to the residence at 209 Brights Court for an activated alarm. Engine 1 arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke showing from the eaves on all sides of the building. A full structural response was requested as crews deployed two 1-3/4 handlines. Shortly after arriving, fire broke through a window at the rear of the home. Click here for more information.
13/November/2015 - Congratulations to Firefighter/EMT Justin Benton and his wife Cari on the birth of their son, Graham Robert Benton.  He was born on Thursday November 12, 2015 at 22:19.  Graham is 20.5" long and weighs 6lbs 14oz.  Both he and his mother are doing fine.

09/November/2015 – Fire-Rescue Commission Meeting

Chairman LaVern Polk congratulated outgoing Commissioner Doug Mixson Sr. during the monthly Commission Meeting Monday 09-November. Mr. Mixson has served eight years on the Commission, but was recently elected to the Willow Swamp Water Shed Commission which required him to resign from the Fire-Rescue Commission. Chairman Polk present Mr. Mixson with a plaque. During his time on the Commission, the Department has seen a great amount of growth... click here for more information.
08/November/2015 - Lowcountry Fire/EMS Weekend

Colleton County Fire-Rescue hosted the third annual Lowcountry Fire and EMS Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 6 through 8. 114 Firefighters, mostly from South Carolina and Georgia participated, however some participants traveled from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Idaho to take or assist in the training. 56 instructors and/or vendors also participated. Saturday and Sunday were packed with training opportunities for Firefighters and EMTs/Paramedics. Click here for more information.

08/November/2015 – MVC with Critical Patient – “C” Shift

A 66 year old Islandton man suffered critical head injuries after he was ejected from his moped Sunday morning 08-November at 11:23. Fire-Rescue was notified of the incident in the 2900 block of Rum Gully Road at 11:23. Engine 15 and Medic 18 arrived to find the man unconscious in the roadway with significant blood loss. It appeared the man lost control of the moped several hundred feet before he struck the pavement. Click here for more information.

07/November/2015 – Fatal MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

A 46 year old North Charleston man died from multiple traumatic injuries received in a single car crash Saturday evening 07-November. At 21:16, Fire-Rescue was notified of the accident in the 25000 block of Augusta Hwy. (SC Hwy. 61). Nearby residents hear the accident and rushed to the scene to assist the man. Bystanders told 9-1-1 Operators  the driver did not appear to be breathing. Engine 9 and Medic 9 arrived about 15 minutes later to the rural area... click here for more information.

03/November/2015 – MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift

A 29 year old Colleton County woman, suffered non-life threatening traumatic injuries in a single car MVC in the 18000 block of Round O Road, Tuesday morning 03-November at 07:23. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find the Toyota Corolla had crossed a ditch, knocked down a section of fence before traveling through a field and collided a second time with the wooden fence. The accident occurred during a heavy rain. A fence rail entered the passenger compartment and was impaled through the back seat.  Click here for more information.

01/November/2015 – Auto Pedestrian MVC w/ Air Evac – “B” Shift

A 2-1/2 year old girl was air lifted to the Pediatric Trauma Center at MUSC Sunday afternoon 01-November. At 14:08, Fire-Rescue was notified of a vehicle traveling toward Walterboro with a small child who had been run over by a car. The caller reported the vehicle who struck the child had left the scene. Several units were dispatched to intercept the car. Battalion Chief Scott Feather met with the vehicle on Sniders Highway near Cypress Pond Road and began evaluating the child. Medic 1 and Battalion 1 arrived minutes later. Click here for more information.

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