Colleton County Fire-Rescue

April 2019

29/April/2019 – Birth Announcement

We wish to congratulate Firefighter-Paramedic Will Worrell and his wife Lindsey on the birth of their son, William “Knox” Worrell, who was born Friday 05-April. Knox weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. He and mom are doing well.

25/April/2019 – Shooting Incident – “C” Shift 

An adult female was critically injured after being shot in the back Wednesday evening 25-April. At 21:03, 9-1-1 received a report of the shooting incident in the 200 block of Bodison Memorial Drive southwest of Cottageville. Witnesses advised the incident was a result of a domestic dispute. Sheriff’s Deputies and Cottageville Police cleared the scene and Firefighter-Paramedics found the woman lying in the yard with what appeared to be a shotgun wound to the back. The patient was in critical condition and was rapidly treated at the scene. Click here for more information.
4/23/2019 - We are hiring!  Are you a motivated, caring, and skilled Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT, or Firefighter/Paramedic?  Join our team!  Pre-Employment Testing will be held on May 22-24, 2019.  Email your resume to .  More info at:
4/23/2019- We offer condolences to the family of Captain Ethan Shieder who’s mother, Emily Shieder Craven, passed away at home this weekend. Mrs. Craven is also the grandmother of Firefighter Explorer Andrew Shieder.  Funeral services will be held at Bryant Funeral Home in St. George, Tuesday 23-April at 11:00. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

19/April/2019 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift

At 20:28, two vehicles collided in the intersection of Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) and Industrial Road Friday evening 19-April during poor weather conditions. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find a pickup truck in the southbound ditch and a Toyota passenger car in the northbound ditch. Bystanders advised the 17 yr. old female driver of the Toyota had been unconscious following the accident. The patient was trapped in the wreckage. The 46 yr. old male driver of the pickup was already out of his vehicle and complained of non-life threatening traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

17/April/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A juvenile and two teens saved a 66 year old woman from a burning home Wednesday 17-April. At 09:43, 9-1-1 was notified of a fire in the kitchen at a residence located at 7671 Rehoboth Road just south of Augusta Highway (SC Hwy 61). Firefighter-Paramedics responded from Station # 36 about 1 mile away and arrived minutes later to find smoke coming from all sides of the singlewide mobile home and flames coming from the front of the structure. Crews deployed one 1-3/4 handline, entered through the front door and quickly knocked down the fire which was contained to the area of the kitchen. Click here for more information.

13/April/2019 – Florida Dive Training

Ten Fire-Rescue personnel traveled to Williston Florida to obtain certification in Advanced Open Water Diving. The group traveled to Blue Grotto and received training in night diving, buoyancy control, underwater navigation and made dives up to 100 feet. The course was taught by Craig Collier and Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Dive Master. The course took place Saturday and Sunday 13-14 April. Click here for more information.

12/April/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift 

Firefighters saved a portion of the structure at 443 Smokey Bear Lane  Friday afternoon 12-April. At 15:14, 9-1-1 received a call from a female inside the building advising the structure was on fire. Firefighter arrived minutes later to find moderate smoke coming from the building and flames visible from a window. The metal building was contained a garage and residential living area. The fire appeared to have started in a utility room of the garage area. Crews deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and made entry through the front door. Click here for more information.

09-April-2019 – F.A.S.T. Training at Con ED for April 

SC F.A.S.T. (South Carolina Fires Responders Assistance and Support Team) Awareness training is being held at the four continuing education classes during the Month of April.  Mitch and Angie Stewart, who are the Lowcountry Region Coordinators, are facilitating the training.  SC FAST consists of First Responders, EMS, Public Safety and 911 Telecommunications who will deliver the initial Behavioral Health Awareness training. SC FAST will provide this training to our state’s First Responders, upon request, and will continue to develop a comprehensive plan to develop a statewide Peer Outreach program. Click here for more information.

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