Colleton County Fire-Rescue

February 2019

25/February/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A resident at 409 Fleming Rd suffered moderate damage from a fire Monday evening 25-February at 22:48. The occupant noticed smoke inside the home and located a fire in the bathroom. She used several liquids in the home to dowse the flames and contacted 9-1-1. Engine 19 arrived minutes later to find light smoke coming from all sides of the singlewide mobile home. The homeowner directed Firefighter-Paramedics to the rest room where she found the fire earlier. Crews using a thermal imaging camera found a high degree of heat above the ceiling and pulled the sheetrock panels down. Click here for more information.
23/February/2019 – Structure Fire - "C" Shift

An alert motorist spotted smoke coming from all sides of a residence at 1129 Strickland Farm Road west of the Town of Smoaks at 13:41 Saturday afternoon 23-February. Firefighters from Station # 7 in Smoaks arrived minutes later to find the single story block structure with heavy smoke visible and flames coming from a window in the utility room located at the rear of the structure. Crews deployed one handline, then forced entry through the front door and found the small utility room well involved in fire. Click here for more information.

23/February/2019 – Woods Rescue – “C” Shift

An adult female on a nature walk received a broken leg approximately ½ mile into a thick wooded area in the 5100 block of Sniders Highway (SC Hwy 63) Saturday afternoon 23-February. Family members contact 9-1-1 at 12:56 and escorted Firefighter-Paramedics to the patient. The initial response crew, upon reaching the patient, began treating her and called for additional assistance, since the patient would have to be carried out of the woods. Three additional Fire-Rescue units responded to the location and equipment was carried into the woods to assist crews already on the scene. Click here for additional information.

Bloodwork and PPD injections for the annual Fire Brigade Clearances will begin on 26 February.  For the list of locations, dates and times along with the list of pre-scheduled physical appointments, click here
21/February/2019 - Grant Award from FM Global

Colleton County Fire-Rescue has received a $4,810 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.  FM Global representatives presented the award to Captain Michael Banks at Fire-Rescue Headquarters located at 113 Mable T. Willis Blvd., Walterboro, SC 29488 in Colleton County.  The award will be used to assist with fire prevention activities in the community to help educate the community and reduce the number of fires.  Click here to view the full press release.

21/February/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A Green Pond residence was heavily damaged in an afternoon fire which occurred Thursday 21-February at 514 Bowers Road. At 12:50, a neighbor reported smoke and flames coming from the home. Engine 2 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions and flames coming from the roof the windows on one side of the single story wood frame dwelling. Two crews of Firefighter-Paramedics deployed separate handlines to the buildings. One crew made entry through the front door and rescued a dog that was tied up on the front porch. Click here for more information.

20/February/2019 – C.A.R.E. Flight Maintenance – “C” Shift 

Two Med-Trans mechanics took advantage of the rainy Wednesday to perform an 18 month inspection on the C.A.R.E. Flight Helicopter based at Colleton Medical Center. C.A.R.E. Flight was out of service for the day due to the poor weather conditions. The helicopter, which is a partnership between Med-trans and Fire-Rescue, was taken to the Lowcountry Regional Airport to have the service work performed. Part of the 18 month servicing involved the deployment of the Dart Flotation Devices mounted to the skids in gray tubes. Click here for more info.

19/February/2019 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

A 42 year old male was critically injured in a single car MVC in the 400 block of Dorsey Street Tuesday evening 19-February. At 19:45, the east bound truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it veered off of the roadway and struck two trees. The Ford pickup truck received extensive damage, with several feet of intrusion into the passenger space. The driver received multiple traumatic injuries and was trapped in the wreckage. Click here for more information.

18/February/2019 – Auto/Pedestrian MVC – “A” Shift

A 60 year old Cottageville man was critically injured after being struck by a pickup truck in the 500 block of Rehoboth Road (SC Hwy 651) Monday evening 18-February at 20:18. Firefighter-Paramedics, stationed 1/4 mile from the location, arrived about two minutes later to find the man lying on the side of the roadway. A witness advised the man was walking on the dark stretch of highway and step into the lane of traffic. He was hit by a north bound pickup truck. The driver of the truck was not injured. Click here for more information

15/February/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A doublewide mobile home received heavy damage in a mid-afternoon fire Friday 15-February. At 12:19, 9-1-1 received reports of smoke and flames coming from the home located at 5426 Jefferies Hwy. Engine 19 arrived five minutes later to find heavy smoke conditions and flames coming from under the residence from all sides and heavy fire conditions on the back porch. Some passer-bys hooked to a vehicle and drug it away from the burning house. Click here for more information.

14/February/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

Firefighter-Paramedics quickly gained control of a fire in a residence at 339 Cane Street Thursday afternoon 14-February. At 15:17, several callers to 9-1-1 reported a fire at the residence. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find heavy black smoke coming from the front of the doublewide mobile home and large amount of flames across the rear of the structure. Crews deployed two handlines to the building with one crew knocking down the flames across the back porch and the second crew making entry through the front door. Click here for more information.

14/February/2019 – Bleeding Control Training Cottageville Elem

Fire-Rescue personnel conducted another Active Shooter and Bleeding Control Training Session for the teachers and staff at Cottageville Elem School Thursday, 14-February. The training aims to educate the first people on the scene how to properly manage bleeding injuries and improve their skills during an active shooter incident. Fire-Rescue is working with the School District to train the teachers, bus drivers and other staff members. Bleeding Control Kits have been placed in the schools. The kits were purchased by the School District and Fire-Rescue through two separate grants. Click here for more information.

09/February/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A Ruffin home was heavily damaged in a mid-afternoon fire at 827 Norris Drive Saturday 09-February. At 14:46, 9-1-1 was notified of a fire in the kitchen of the singlewide mobile home. The occupant advised they heard a pop and then noticed fire coming from an outlet in the kitchen. The fire quickly spread through the wall into the kitchen and living area. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke conditions with flames visible from both sides of the mobile home. Click here for more information.

08-February-2019 – Second Group of CCMS PNT visits the EOC

The second half of the Colleton County Middle School 6th Grade students visited the newly refurbished County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Friday morning 08-February. Deputy Fire Chief Dr. David Greene and Captain Janet Laney conducted the tour of the facility explaining the operations during an emergency or disaster and how the Center utilizes representatives from area agencies and businesses to meet the needs of the Community during a large scale event. Click here for more information.

02/February/2019 – CERT Basic Training – “C” Shift

Six people completed the Colleton County Fire-Rescue Emergency Management Division's (EMD) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training on 02-February.  Julie Dimitrov instructed the course.  On the last day of class, students put into action what they learned throughout the course. With the assistance of Fire-Rescue staff and Explorers at Station 19, the class participated in a mock cribbing exercise, extinguished a fire, worked together to carry a victim in a blanket, and worked through triage scenarios. Click here for more information.

02/February/2019 – MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

A 12 year old boy was critically injured in an ATV accident near Islandton Saturday afternoon 02-February at 13:18. The accident occurred in a wooded area off of the 2900 block of Polk Road. The child received multiple traumatic injuries including a severe head injury. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated him on the scene and requested the C.A.R.E. Flight medical helicopter to meet the ambulance at Bells Crossroads. Firefighters set up a landing zone in the field in front of Bells Elementary School. Click here for more information.

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