Colleton County Fire-Rescue

October 2016

31/October/2016 – Sheriff’s Office Trunk or Treat

Fire-Rescue participated in the Sheriff’s Office’s Trunk or Treat event held at the Sheriff’s Office on South Miller Street Saturday afternoon 31-October. This was the fourth year the department held the event. It began at 16:00 with each division of the Department decorating a vehicle and several outside agencies, including the Walterboro Police Dept, Safe Kids, McClure’s Wrecker Service and Fire-Rescue participating as well. Several Schools and Faith Bapt Church also were included. Click here for more information.

31/October/2016 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

Four people were injured in a three vehicle collision on I-95 near the 48 mile marker southbound, Monday morning 31-October at 04:36. A southbound tractor trailer struck the rear of a slower moving tractor trailer causing heavy damage to the big rigs. A southbound Mini-Cooper then collided with the rear of the second trailer causing heavy damage to the small car. The driver of the small Cooper was able to swerve at the last second. Click here for more information.

28/October/2016 – Fatal Gunshot Incident – “A” Shift 

Two people were injured, one fatally, at a residence located at 3549 Sidneys Road, north of Walterboro Friday night 28-October. At 23:04, 9-1-1 received a call from the residence advising two people had been shot by subjects who entered the home. Colleton Sheriff’s Deputies and Firefighter-Paramedics arrived within minutes to find an adult male deceased and an adult female in serious condition. Both suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Click here for more information.

26/October/2016 – Four Car MVC with Fire – “B” Shift 

Four people received injuries in a four vehicle collision at the intersection of Augusta Hwy. (SC Hwy 61) and Jefferies Hwy. (US Hwy 15) Wednesday afternoon 26-October at 17:04. Engine 5 arrived to find one vehicle in the intersection and three vehicles north on Jefferies Hwy. A pickup truck and Transit van were well involved. All occupants were out of the vehicles. Click here for more information.

25/October/2016 – Structure and Grass Fire – “A” Shift

Firefighters responded to a large outdoor building fire at 297 Daniels Lane Tuesday evening 25-October. At 19:22, the next door neighbor notified 9-1-1 the building was fully involved and the fire was spreading toward a residence on the property. Engine, Tender and Medic 26 located ½ mile away, arrived minutes later to find the large storage building well involved. Click here for more information.

25/October/2016 – Explorer Training

The Fire-Rescue Explorers celebrated their eighth year Tuesday evening at Station # 19. Battalion Chief Scott Feather, Captain Mike Rohaus and Battalion Chief Brent Dalton grilled burgers and hot dogs for the teens. Instead of a training session, the group played football and basketball and also responded to a building fire. Everyone had a great time. The Explorer Program is open to teens between the ages of 14 and 17. Click here for more information.
Free flu vaccinations will be administered to all Fire-Rescue personnel on the following two dates at Fire-Rescue Headquarters, 113 Mable T. Willis Blvd. Any volunteer or career personnel who would like to receive one are welcome.
Monday Nov 7 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM 
Thursday Nov 10 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
No appointment is necessary. Vaccinations will be administered on a first come, first served basis while the supply lasts.

24/October/2016 – First Responder Luncheon 

First Baptist Church in Walterboro sponsored a luncheon in honor of all area First Responders Monday 24-October at noon. The program featured a meal, door prizes and a presentation by Firefighter-Paramedic Tommy Nieman of St. Lucie Florida Fire-Rescue. Mr. Nieman travels the country ministering to others and relating his professional experience to God’s work. Music was performed by the talented Jason Lee Cook and the meal was provided by the Old House Restaurant. Click here for more information.

22/October/2016 – HazMat Response at Hospital – “A” Shift

A suspicious package brought into the Emergency Department at Colleton Medical by a patient, triggered a HazMat response, closing the ED for over an hour Saturday evening 22-October. The incident began just after 17:00, when two people went to the ED with complaints after opening a package received from overseas. They brought the package into the building with them. Click here for more information.

22/October/2016 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Quick action by the homeowner saved a residence at 1910 Sidneys Road Saturday afternoon 22-October. At 15:55, 9-1-1 received a report of the fire in the kitchen which was spreading through the home. Station 19, located 1 mile from the home arrived quickly, but the homeowner had used a garden hose to douse most of the flames. The majority of the fire was out when firefighters arrived. Click here for more information.

20/October/2016 – Stabbing Incident – “B” shift

Two people were injured in an altercation at 46 Cumberland Street Thursday evening 20-October at 22:21. Firefighter-Paramedics treated a 51 year old female for a laceration to the hand. She was transported to Colleton Medical Center in Medic 19. Crewmembers from Medic 1 treated a 21 year old male for a stab wound to the chest. He was transported emergent to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville. Click here for more information.

19/October/2016 – Fatal MVC with ejection – “A” Shift

A 33 year old Walterboro man died from injuries received after he was ejected from his pickup truck Wednesday evening 19-October. At 22:44, a passerby reported the accident in the 2800 block of McLeod Road, west of I-95. The 2004 Nissan Titan pickup truck was traveling east when it left the roadway and entered the woods. The truck struck several trees causing heavy damage. Click here for more information.

19/October/2016 – Motorcycle vs Car MVC – “A” Shift

Four people were injured in a two vehicle MVC in the 2600 block of Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) at the intersection of Carolina Circle Wednesday afternoon 19-October at 13:12. Both vehicles were traveling northbound, when the motorcycle was struck in the rear by a small car. Both adult occupants of the motorcycle were ejected, receiving multiple traumatic injuries. Neither were wearing a helmet. Click here for more information.

18/October/2016 – Fatal Auto Pedestrian MVC – “C” Shift

A 73 year old Florida man died after being struck by a vehicle in the 1100 block of Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63) near Acorn Road Tuesday evening 18-October at 20:24. Witnesses advised the man stepped from the curb into the path of a westbound Honda Accord. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was not breathing when Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later. Click here for more information.

17/October/2016 – Structure Fire Two Alarms – “A” Shift

A Hampton Drive Subdivision family lost their home to an early morning fire Monday, 17-Oct. The fire was reported to 9-1-1 at 02:38 when the family went to a neighbor’s home to ask for help. Fire-Rescue units arrived 8 minutes later to find the single story dwelling fully involved. All occupants had safely exited the structure. The home was located well off the roadway. Engine 19 backed down the long driveway. Click here for more information.

16/October/2016 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

While units were combating a Structure fire on Drain Road, a second fire was reported at 906 Sunrise Road at the migrant camp, the former Smoaks Middle School at 02:17. 9-1-1 had some difficulty with a language barrier from Spanish speaking male reporting the building was on fire. Tender 23, who was shuttling water for the Drain Road fire had just refilled with water in Smoaks and was passing the location when the fire was reported. Click here for more information.

15/October/2016 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A motorist reported a structure fire at 2381 Drain Road Saturday evening 15-October. 9-1-1 received a report from a passerby at 23:49 in the rural community of Johnsville, north of Smoaks. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find the single story block structure fully involved. The fire had been burning for some time before it was found. The roof had already collapsed and most of the floor had already burned away. Click here for more information.

15/October/2016 – MVC with ejection – “C” Shift

A 29 year old Summerville woman was critically injured after she was ejected from her vehicle following an accident on I-95 near the 62 mile marker southbound Saturday evening 15-October. The accident was reported at 18:49, after the Lexus RX300 lost control and flipped over several times. The unrestrained driver was ejected from the car and found approx. 50 feet south of the vehicle in the breakdown down lane. Click here for more information.
10/12/2016 - Mount Pleasant Fire Department is hosting a charity Softball Tournament for the Carolina Children's Charity on Nov 5. This is a great cause. Anyone personnel who are interested in participating, contact Firefighter-Paramedic Brian Bishop.  843-635-2637.  Click here for more information.
10/11/2016 - Funeral arrangements for Firefighter Aleck Freeman Williams from Station # 12 are as follows: Visitation will be held at Koger Funeral Home on South Jefferies Blvd. in Walterboro, Friday 14-October from 13:00 to 19:00.  Funeral services and burial will be conducted the Aimwell Presbyterian Church on Charleston Hwy at Neyles Crossroads on Saturday morning 15-October at 11:00.

11/October/2016 – Station 6 Drinking Water Distribution             

State EMD shipped eight pallets of Drinking Water to Station # 6 for citizens who are without water. The bottled water is available to citizens in the Green Pond, Jacksonboro, Wiggins Communities and other southern Colleton County areas while the supply lasts.

10/11/2016 - Click here to read the Colleton County press release on storm debris management.
First Baptist Church is hosting a First Responders Appreciation Dinner on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 12:00 hours at the Forest Circle School Cafeteria.  Seating is limited and tickets can be picked up from Fire-Rescue Headquarters.  Click here for more information.

09/October/2016 – High Speed Motorcycle MVC – “C” Shift

A 67 year old North Charleston man was critically injured in a two motorcycle MVC in the 16500 block of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) near Byrd Farm Road, Sunday evening 09-October. Witnesses advised the traffic was heavy, when the motorcycle suddenly locked up his brakes and was struck from behind by a second motorcycle. The driver was ejected into the roadway. He was not wearing a helmet and suffered multiple traumatic injuries, including a head injury. Click here for more information.

09/October/2016 – Hurricane Matthew Recovery

Colleton residents are still clearing debris and coping with a second day of no electricity. Many private residents, logging companies, Private Contractors and DOT crews have working diligently to clear the roadways. Power crews were out in force repairing damage lines. Edisto Town employees and Town Officials returned to the island to find a mess. Palmetto Blvd is covered with nearly four feet of sand and the back portion of the island suffered several feet of flooding. Wind damage was rampant. Click here for more information.

08/October/2016 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift 

A Round O home suffered moderate damage in an early morning fire which occurred as Hurricane Matthew was leaving the Lowcountry. At 09:42, the fire was reported with the caller advising the home was full of smoke. Engine 9, Tender 9, and Medic 9 from Cottageville arrived quickly to find heavy smoke coming from the single story residential structure. The occupants advised a wheelchair bound woman was still inside the home and unable to get out. Click here for more information.

07&08/October/2016 – Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew brushed the South Carolina coast late Friday (07-October) evening and through Saturday (08-October), bringing high winds and heavy rains. Colleton’s mainland suffered widespread power outages, trees down, fallen power lines, blocked roads and flooding. Edisto Island and the Town of Edisto Beach, took a much heavier hit, with a total loss of power and much of the same the problems effecting the rest of the Lowcountry. Click here for more information.
10/07/2016 - Colleton County Zone A is now under a Hurricane Warning and Zone B (as well as the remainder of Colleton County) is under a Tropical Storm Warning.  Click here for more information.
10/06/2016 - Colleton County has extended the evacuation of its residents to include Zone B.  Click here for more information.
10/06/2016 - Colleton County (south of CSX rail line) is under a Hurricane Watch.  Colleton County (north of CSX rail line) is under a Tropical Storm Watch.  Click here for more information.
10/06/2016 - It is with sadness that we inform you that Station # 12 Firefighter Alec Williams passed away this morning after a short illness. He was transported to Colleton Medical Center yesterday afternoon by Medic 6, then transferred to a Charleston Hospital. Mr. Williams has served the Colleton Fire Service for over two decades in the Neyles Community. He was 69 years old. We will forward funeral arrangements as soon as we receive them. Please remember the Williams family in your prayers.
10/05/2016 - Governor Nikki Haley has ordered evacuations of Coastal South Carolina including Zone A of Colleton County due to the approach of Hurricane Matthew.  Click here for more information. 

02/October/2016 – MVC w/entrapment & fire – “B” Shift

Two adult males received life threatening injuries in a two car collision at the intersection of Hudson Mill Road and Benton Farm Road, Sunday evening 02-October at 19:34. The cars collided at the rural intersection causing heavy damage to both vehicles, which came to rest in the wooded area east of the intersection. One car erupted in flames. The driver of the second vehicle was trapped in the wreckage. Click here for additional information.

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