Colleton County Fire-Rescue

June 2017

28/June/2017 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift   

A 62 year old male received life threatening injuries following a house fire at 950 Adams Road north of Cottageville Wednesday morning 29-June. At 00:43, 9-1-1 received a report of the well involved structure fire with one person trapped inside. The man’s wife was awakened by the smoke alarms. She found a great deal of smoke inside the home and quickly went to the other bedrooms to alert her adult son and daughter who were visiting. Click here for more information.

24/June/2017 – Shooting Incident – “C” Shift

An adult male was critically injured in a shooting incident at 602 Smyly Road in the Ruffin Community Saturday night 24-June at 23:39. The 54 year old man was found conscious at the scene and received a single gunshot wound to the upper abdomen. He was quickly treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics, then transported emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro by Medic 18.  Click here for more information.

20/June/2017 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

At 21:02, Tuesday evening 20-June, Sheriff’s Deputies and Fire-Rescue responded to 448 Deloach Ave for a shooting incident. Deputies cleared the scene and an adult male was found at the front door with a gunshot wound. The man was deceased and the Coroner’s Office was notified. Sheriff’s Office personnel spent several hours at the scene investigating. Fire-Rescue units remained to provide lighting for investigators. The investigation is ongoing. Click here for more information.

20/June/2017 – High Speed MVC – “B” Shift


An adult male received non-life threatening injuries in a single car MVC in the 1000 block of Confederate Hwy. (SC Hwy 641) near Gabriel Dr., Tuesday evening 20-June at 17:54. The vehicle was north bound and appeared to have lost control after crossing the railroad tracks. The man was able to self-extricate and was ambulatory when Engine 23 arrived. Crews found a Ford Explorer overturned with heavy damage. Click here for more information.

19/June/2017 – Disaster Drill at Bal-Chem – “A” Shift

Fire-Rescue and Bal-Chem Corp. conducted a disaster drill on site at the Bal-Chem facility off of ACE Basin Parkway in Green Pond Monday morning 19-June. The drill involved a simulated  accident and leak of Ethylene Oxide with one employee missing. Initial responders accounted for the staff and secured the area until HazMat 19 arrived. C.A.R.E. Flight also responded to the scene and stood by. HazMat Techs entered the building in Level “A” suits and searched for the victim, who was found unconscious in a rear storage area. Click here for more information.

16/June/2017 – MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

At 23:39, Friday 16-June, a small SUV left the roadway on Red Root Road at the intersection of Bethel Road, overturned and struck a tree trapping the driver. The adult male was pinned inside the vehicle. Firefighter-Paramedics found the SUV upside down at the wood line with heavy damage to the front of the car. The roof over the driver was crushed down to the dash. Crews deployed Holmatro Rescue Tools, but were able to force open a rear door using a pry bar. Click here for more information.

16/June/2017 – Aircraft Response Training

Staff members participated in Aircraft Response Training the week of 12-June through 16-June at the Lowcountry Regional Airport. The Training Division utilized our aircraft prop so Firefighters could practice removal of patients from the interior of the plane and train on the extinguishment of landing gear fires. The training involved the safe extrication of the pilots and passengers from the tight confines of the aircraft and familiarization with the crafts components. Firefighters used ARFF 19 to practice on simulated landing gear fires. Click here for more information.

12/June/2016 – Life Saving Awards

The Fire-Rescue Commission recognized three employees for a recent successful resuscitation. Last month, a citizen realized an employee at one of the County solid waste sites was having a medical emergency and alerted 9-1-1. Firefighter-Paramedics from Station # 19 arrived a few minutes later and began evaluating the man. While moving him to the ambulance, the man became unconscious and stopped breathing. Click here for more information.

12/June/2017 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

At 02:50 Monday 12-June, 9-1-1 received two reports of a fire at 2774 Mount Carmel Road. The first caller reported a woods fire, the second caller reported a house was on fire. Engine 26 arrived minutes later advising a single story wood structure had already collapsed and was nearly burned out. The fire had apparently been burning for quite some time before being noticed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to extinguish the fire. Click here for more information.

11/June/2017 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A Stanley Ave family lost their home to an early morning fire Sunday 11-June. At 03:43, 9-1-1 was notified of a well involved house fire at 461 Stanley Ave. Engine 1 arrived to find the single story wooden dwelling fully involved. The home was originally a farm house constructed in the 1920s. The home owner advised he was awaken by the smell of smoke and found fire in the front of the residence. Click here for more information.

10/June/2017 – MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift

At 07:21 on Saturday 10-June, two vehicles collided head-on in the 300 block of Cane Branch Road approx. 3/10 of a mile south of Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63). A northbound full sized Chevrolet pickup truck received heavy front end damage and over-turned in the ditch. The 20 yr. old male driver was able to crawl out of the vehicle. He was wearing a seatbelt and suffered multiple non-life threatening injuries. Click here for more information.
6/5/2017- All CCFR Personnel:  Departmental Directives for 2017 have been updated and will be placed in the stations over the next few weeks.  If you have any questions or would like an electronic copy, please contact Fire-Rescue Headquarters.

03/June/2017 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

At 00:28, Medic 19 was sent to 27 Nunuville Road for a shooting incident. Sheriff’s Deputies cleared the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics found an adult male in the back yard with no signs of life. A bystander had been assisting the man prior to arrival. The man suffered a GSW to the head. The Coroner’s Office as notified and the Coroner responded to the scene, then transported the man to MUSC. Click here for more information.

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