Colleton County Fire-Rescue

July 2018

31/July/2018 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

A single car, high speed MVC sent two women to a Trauma Center Tuesday afternoon 31-July at 19:45. The small passenger car left the roadway, struck a tree and overturned in the 10000 block of Sidneys Road, just south of Augusta Hwy. Both occupants suffered multiple traumatic injuries, with the passenger receiving more serious injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics found the roadway blocked by the car and debris. Crews quickly treated both patients at the scene, then rapidly transported them to the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital in North Charleston in Fire-Rescue Medic 9. Click here for more information.

30/July/2018 – MVC with Entrapment & Air Evac – “B” Shift

Two adult males were injured in a single vehicle MVC on I-95 near the 39 mile marker southbound Monday morning 30-July at 09:13. Colleton Fire-Rescue units were sent to the 40 mile marker, but located the accident near the 39 mile marker in Hampton County. The southbound pickup truck which was towing a camper left the roadway, went down an embankment and struck several trees receiving heavy damage. Firefighter-Paramedics from Station # 13 began treating the men. Click here for more information.

29/July/2018 – Fatal MVC – “A” Shift

One person died from multiple traumatic injuries in a single vehicle MVC on the south bound entrance to I-95 at Exit 42 Sunday morning 29-July at 11:45. Callers to 9-1-1 reported the vehicle down an embankment with people trapped inside. Medic 13 arrived minutes later to find a Land Rover down the embankment off of the entrance ramp lying on its side at the tree line. A 33 yr old female was ambulatory at the scene and the 63 yr old driver was still seat belted in the driver’s seat. Click here for more information.

27/July/2018 – Motor Home Fire – “B” Shift

A motorhome was destroyed in an afternoon fire in the 700 block of Welch Creek Road Friday 27-June. Callers to 9-1-1 reported the well involved fire at 20:25 and advised a nearby residence was endangered. Engine 19 arrived minutes later advising of a fully involved motorhome, but noted the one story home was 50 feet away. Crews deployed one 1-3/4 handline to extinguish the fire. Firefighters kept the flames from reaching the residence and several construction trailers, none of which were damaged. There was power to the motorhome. The cause is under investigation. Click here for more information.

23/July/2018 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Quick action by the homeowner’s son help save their residence Monday morning 23-July at 09:57. Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to 887 Barracada Road for the report of a residential structure fire. Engine 19 arrived to find light smoke coming from all sides of the structure. The homeowner’s son had used a garden hose to spray on the flames to slow down the spread of the fire. His actions kept the flames contained to the area of the kitchen. Click here for more information.

22/July/2018 – Near Drowning – “B” Shift

Fire-Rescue and Cottageville Police units responded to a residence in the 600 block of Griffith Acres Dr in the town of Cottageville at 13:54 Sunday 22-July for a near drowning. A 2 year old girl was found unconscious in a swimming pool. 9-1-1 Dispatchers provided prearrival CPR instructions to the caller. Fire-Rescue Medic 9, stationed in Cottageville arrived 2 minutes after the 9-1-1 call was dispatched. Firefighter-Paramedics received the child with no pulse or respirations. Click here for more information.

19/July/2018 – Fall with Air Evac – “C” Shift

An adult male was injured when he fell from a roof in the 200 block of Wetsell Street Thursday morning 19-July at 08:06. The man was installing a new roof on a residence when he accidently fell from the roof receiving multiple traumatic injuries and a head injury. The man was treated at the scene by a Physician and Nurse prior to the arrival of Firefighter-Paramedics. Click here for more information.

18/July/2018 – Car Carrier Fire – “B” Shift

A tractor trailer car carrier was destroyed in an early morning fire on Interstate 95 near the 53 mile marker southbound Wednesday 18-July at 09:31. Engine 1 arrived to find the tractor trailer and five passenger cars well involved with flames and black smoke extending across the highway. They requested additional units and Tenders for water supply. Several small explosions sent debris and air bags flying in all directions. Both southbound lanes of I-95 were closed for approximately 25 minutes until the fire was brought under control. Click here for more information.

18/July/2018 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A doublewide mobile was destroyed in an early morning fire at 938 Mars Oldfield Road Wednesday morning 18-July. Fire-Rescue HQ was notified of the incident by person from out of town Wednesday morning. The man reported a neighbor called him advising the residence had burn down earlier in the morning. Units arrived a short time later to find the structure completely destroyed and almost burned out. Crews extinguished several hot spots and requested the SLED Arson Team to respond. Click here for more information.

17/July/2018 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

A 55 yr old Irmo man was critically injured in a high speed roll-over accident on I-95 at the 44 mile marker southbound Tuesday morning 17-July at 07:12. The southbound Chevrolet Suburban dropped off of the left shoulder, over corrected and left the roadway on the right shoulder. The vehicle slide sideway and flipped over five times before coming to rest on its side at the wood line. The large SUV received heavy damage in the crash. Bystanders advised the driver was unconscious after the collision and trapped in the wreckage. Click here for more information.

16/July/2018 – Hostage Incident with Injury – “C” Shift

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Walterboro Police Dept safely captured a male suspect involved in a shooting incident the previous day on Francis St. Fire-Rescue units stood by during the incident and Tactical Medics assisted the SWAT entry team. The incident took place in the 300 block of Cleveland Street, Monday afternoon 16-July at 15:30. Law Enforcement Officers blocked Cleveland Street and surrounded the house. Click here for more information.

15/July/2018 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

A 24 year old man was shot in the head in the 100 block of Francis Street at 15:43 Sunday afternoon 15-July. Law Enforcement arrived quickly and cleared the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived a short time later and rapidly treated and stabilized the man. No medical helicopters were immediately available, so the man was transported emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 19 directly to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. His condition deteriorated enroute. Walterboro Police Officers are investigating the incident. Sheriff’s Deputies assisted with crowd control. Click here for more information. 

13/July/2018 – Mission Serve in Colleton County

Fire-Rescue crews provided support to the Mission Serve group again this year as their crews made repairs to several local homes and constructed wheel chair ramps for some wheel chair bound individuals. Firefighter-Paramedics stopped by the seven sites a few times a day to check on the teenage workers and their chaperones. The summer heat made for poor outdoor working conditions. The Mission Serve coordinators bought several cases of popsicles, which Fire Crews delivered to the sites and insured the workers were hydrating.  Click here for more information.
7/13/2018 - Colleton County Fire-Rescue is hiring!  We will conduct pre-employment testing on September 5-7, 2018 at Station 19.  Click here for more information and learn how to apply.

12/July/2018 – Birth Announcement

We congratulate Captain Brian Bishop, his wife Whitney and their family on the birth of their third child, Oakley Granger Bishop. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing great. Click here for more information.

12/July/2018 – Paramedic Certification 

We wish to congratulate Firefighter II-Paramedic Jennifer Mixson on obtaining National Registry Paramedic certification. Ms. Mixson completed the year and half of training and finished testing this week. She was one of six personnel from the last class to finish the training program.

11/July/2018 – Shooting Incident – “A” Shift 

A 40 yr. old male received a single gun shot wound to the back during an altercation that occurred at a business located at 2674 Jefferies Hwy north of Walterboro Wednesday afternoon 11-July-2018. At 13:23, Fire-Rescue and Law Enforcement units were sent to the establishment for the report of a man shot. Sheriff’s Deputies cleared the scene and Firefighter-Paramedics found the man lying in the parking lot in critical condition. Click here for more information.
7/2/2018 - We congratulate Captain Bryan Eadon, his wife Katie and their family on the birth of a son, Hyott Malcolm who was born at 17:52 26-June. Both Hyott and Katie are doing well.

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