Colleton County Fire-Rescue

September 2016

9/30/2016 - We congratulate Firefighter Storm Hadwin of Station # 15 in Islandton on successfully obtaining National Registry EMT-B Certification. Hadwin just completed the five month training course held here at Station # 19. Battalion Chief Joseph Campbell was the instructor through Lowcountry Regional EMS Council.

29/September/2016 – Fatal MVC w/ejection – “B” Shift

A 42 year old New Jersey man died from multiple traumatic injuries received in a high speed MVC on Interstate 95 near the 41 mile marker southbound, Thursday morning 29-September. At 09:22, Colleton 9-1-1 Operators began receiving reports of the accident. Callers advised a southbound SUV collided with a tanker truck, then crashed into several trees in the median. Click here for more information.

24/September/2016 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

Three adults suffered multiple, non-life threatening traumatic injuries in a single car high speed MVC on Interstate 95 near the 62 mile marker southbound. The accident occurred Saturday afternoon 24-September at 15:03. The southbound small SUV lost control on a straight section of highway and roll over six times receiving heavy damage. All occupants were wearing seatbelts and were able to exit the vehicle on their own. Click here for more information.

24/September/2016 – Pray Vigil – “C” Shift

The Road Riders for Jesus, Motorcycle Ministries, held a pray vigil at the Colleton County Courthouse in honor of all public safety personnel. The event began at 10:00 and ran for about 40 minutes. The group honored all law enforcement and other first responders. They included scripture and songs as they spread their message. Click here for more information.

24/September/2016 – Electrocution – “C” Shift 

A 31 year old Georgia man was successfully resuscitated following an electrocution at 1480 Sniders Highway in front of the Ruby’s Tuesdays Restaurant. The man was part of a crew changing out a large elevated motel sign, when witnesses stated the sign or the crane cable made contact with overhead power lines. The man was guiding the sign and was immediately knocked to the ground unresponsive. Bystanders advised the sound was like two tractor trailers colliding. Click here for more information.
9/25/2016 -

We wish to congratulate Firefighter-EMT Paul Bagley and his family on the birth of their son, Weston Reed, who was born on 17-Sept. Weston weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 21 inches. Both mom and son are doing great.

22-September-2016 – Fatal MVC with entrapment – “A” Shift

A Spartanburg Truck Driver was killed after his tractor trailer over-turned on I-95 near the 65 mile marker northbound Thursday evening 22-September at 19:06. Witnesses stated the truck swerved to avoid a car who entered his lane, causing the truck to strike a guard rail. The truck received heavy damage, trapping the unrestrained driver inside. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later to find the northbound lanes blocked. Click here for more information.

20/September/2016 – HazMat Gas Leak – “B” Shift

A construction crew accidently broke a gas line while working on improvements to the intersection of Mount Carmel Road and Bells Hwy. The incident occurred Tuesday morning 20-Sept at 09:45 in the 100 block of Mount Carmel Road. A strong gas odor was present in the vicinity. SCE&G Gas crews responded to the incident and secured the line. No injuries were reported. Traffic on Mount Carmel between Bells Highway and Quail Drive was closed until the gas leak was secured. Click here for more information.

20/September/2016 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift

Six people were injured after a pickup truck rear ended a car carrier on I-95 near the 54 mile marker southbound, Tuesday morning 20-September at 02:08. Both vehicles were traveling southbound when the collision occurred. The 2015 Silverado pickup truck overtook the tractor trailer car carrier and impacted the rear of the trailer, pushing the lower deck of cars forward and causing heavy damage to the pickup truck which was pinned to the trailer. Click here for more information.

18/September/2016 – Dive Response – “B” Shift

Fire-Rescue Divers were sent to the 2600 block of Dock Site Road on Edisto Island  Sunday morning 18-September. At 05:49, Medic 20 and Edisto Beach Fire Dept were sent to the location for a vehicle in a pond. The truck appeared to have over-turned before landing half submerged in the water. No occupants could be located. Edisto FD requested divers to search the vicinity of the vehicle for possible victims. Squad 27 and Marine 27 responded from the mainland. Click here for more information.

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

Firefighters saved a large mobile home Thursday evening 15-September at 201 Mallard Street. At 21:32, the homeowner called 9-1-1 to report smoke coming from her roof. Battalion 1 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions coming from the interior of the 100’ x 30’ doublewide mobile home. All occupants had safely exited the building. Engine 26’s crew entered the building with one 1-3/4 handline and located the fire in a back bedroom near the center of the structure. Click here for more information.

12/September/2016 – Roll-over MVC – “C” Shift

A rural mail carrier was seriously injured in a single car MVC in the 1500 block of Three Mile Road Monday afternoon 12-September at 15:33. The northbound Isuzu Rodeo lost control on the gravel road, struck the ditch bank and over-turned. The small SUV struck a tree causing heavy damage to the vehicle. Two construction workers drove up on the accident, called 9-1-1 and assisted the woman prior to Fire-Rescue units arriving. Click here for more information.

11/September/2016 – High Speed MVC – “B” Shift

A 30 year old male suffered multiple traumatic injuries in a two car head-on collision at the intersection of Bells Highway (SC Hwy 64) and Confederate Highway (SC Hwy 641) Sunday afternoon 11-Sept at 15:51. The accident occurred during a thunderstorm which caused limited visibility. Medic 18 and Engine 23 arrived to find two vehicles with heavy damage blocking Bells Highway. Click here for more information.

11/September/2016 – Fatal MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift 

Two people died following a head-on collision in the 1700 block of Jefferies Highway (US Hwy 15) just north of Wintergreen Road early Sunday morning 11-September at 02:07. A Jeep Grand Cherokee and a Geo Metro struck head-on at a high rate of speed on a straight portion of roadway causing extensive damage to both vehicles and trapping all three occupants. Medic 19 arrived to find Jefferies Highway blocked by the wreckage. Click here for more information.

10/September/2016 – Fatal Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

An adult male died from multiple gunshot wounds received Saturday night in the 400 block of Gadsden Loop. At 21:01, Colleton 9-1-1 Operators began receiving multiple reports of gun fire in the area of Gadsden Loop and Jackson Road. One caller advised a man had shot in the leg. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later to find the man lying in the yard between two homes. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was in critical condition. Click here for more information.

10/September/2016 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A vacant mobile home was destroyed in a suspicious fire Saturday afternoon 10-September. Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the 100 block of Foxfield Road for a reported structure on fire at 13:23. Engine 24 arrived to advise the doublewide mobile home was 80% percent involved. The vacant dwelling was located well off of the roadway and had no power connected. It appeared the residence had been vacant for several years. Click here for more information.

08/September/2016 – Fatal MVC – “B” Shift

A Charleston man died from multiple traumatic injuries after his vehicle struck a large pine tree at a high rate of speed. The accident occurred at the intersection of Peirce Road and Red Oak Road north of the Town of Cottageville on a rural secondary road Thursday evening 08-September. Evidence at the scene indicated the 2006 Pontiac G6 had possibly struck an animal just prior to the collision. The car proceeded through the “T” intersection, missing the stop sign and struck the tree head-on. Click here for more information.

08/September/2016 – High Speed MVC w Fire – “B” Shift

Three people were severely injured, one critically, in a head-on collision involving three vehicles in the 10000 block of Charleston Hwy (SC Hwy 64) at Horseshoe Creek Thursday afternoon 08-September. The location is half way between Jacksonboro and the Neyles Community. At 15:47, a Honda Pilot and Dodge Grand Caravan collided at a high rate of speed on the bridge in the east bound lane. The vehicles were then struck by an east bound Honda Accord. Click here for more information.

06/September/2016 – MVC with ejection & Air Evac – “C” Shift

Four people were injured in a single vehicle high speed roll-over accident on I-95 near the 47 mile marker southbound Tuesday evening 06-September. At 19:18, Colleton 9-1-1 began receiving multiple reports of the crash. Callers advised of several people being ejected and one person trapped under the car. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived 8 minutes later to find the Ford Explorer up right in median on the cable barrier. The vehicle had rolled at least once and suffered heavy damage. Click here for more information.

02/September/2016 – Fatal Auto vs Pedestrian MVC – “B” Shift

A 30 year old Ladson man was critically injured after he was struck by a passenger car in the 13500 block of Cottageville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) Friday evening 02-September at 20:20. According to witnesses, the man was attempting to remove a fallen tree from the highway. Multiple trees were down around the county due to the winds and rain related to Hurricane Hermine. This incident occurred just east of Sullivan’s Ferry Road in rainy conditions on a dark rural stretch of highway. Click here for more information.

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