Colleton County Fire-Rescue

June 2019

29/June/2019 – MVC with ejection & Air Evac – “C” Shift 

A Colleton County teen was critically injured in a single vehicle MVC Saturday morning 29-June. At 05:37 an off duty Colleton Firefighter drove past the location and saw the damaged Toyota pickup truck off of the roadway. He stopped to investigate and found the patient laying on the ground near the heavily damaged truck. He reported the accident to 9-1-1 and rendered aid to the patient until Medic 26 arrived a few minutes later. The patient was semi-conscious with multiple traumatic injuries and severe respiratory problems. Click here for more information.

27/June/2019 – Fatal MVC with Fire – “B” Shift

A 28 year old man died from multiple traumatic injuries after his motorcycle collided head-on with a Honda passenger car in the 5400 block of Charleston Highway (SC Hwy 64) Thursday afternoon 27-June at 16:50. Witnesses advised the east bound motorcycle crossed the center line and struck the west bound Honda, exploding into a fire ball on impact. The motorcycle driver was ejected into the roadway. The Honda received heavy damage with the front passenger suffering minor injuries. She was treated at the scene by Fire-Rescue Medic 19, then transported to Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more information.

26/June/2019 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift 

A vacant residence was heavily damaged Wednesday morning from a suspicious fire. At 06:45, a passing motorist reported seeing smoke and flames coming from a mobile home located at 129 Harlequin Lane. Engine 9 arrived to find an approximately 80% involved singlewide mobile home on fire. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines to the building and saved one room. The remainder of the structure was destroyed, with one end having the floor burned completely away.  Crews worked about an hour to completely extinguish the fire, but had the bulk of the flames under control within 15 minutes. Click here for more information.

25/June/2019 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

An adult female was critically injured in a single vehicle MVC in the 2100 block of Confederate Hwy (SC Hwy 641) Tuesday morning 25-June at 09:19. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a ditch embankment and several trees injuring the female driver. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated her multiple traumatic injuries at the scene, then rapidly transported her to the ED at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro to be stabilized. She was later flown by the C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter to the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital. Click here for more information.

21/June/2019 – Camper Fire – “A” Shift

A camper used as a residence and an attached structure were destroyed in an afternoon fire Friday 21-June. At 14:48, a person driving on Bama Road reported seeing a building on fire that was well off of the road. Engine 9 arrived to find the structure well involved and already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to extinguish the fire and protect exposures on the property. Crews had the incident under control in approximately 15 minutes and canceled other responding apparatus. They remained at the location performing overhaul for one and half hours. Click here for more information.
5/31/2019 - Hurricane Season begins on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and ends on November 30, 2019.  The National Hurricane Center has predicted that the Atlantic Basin of the United States will experience an average hurricane season this year with 9-15 named storms, 4-8 hurricanes, and 2-4 major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher).  However, the National Weather Service reminds us that, “It Only Takes One Storm to strike your area to make it a bad season!”  As weather normally follows patterns, it is important to note that our area has experienced two major storms in the last six decades.  The first was Hurricane Hugo in 1989 (30 years ago) and the second was Hurricane Gracie in 1959 (30 years before Hugo).  Despite these facts, you should not use weather patterns or predictions to guide your level of preparedness.  You should be prepared each and every year in the event a storm impacts Colleton County.  Click here for more information.

10/June/2019 - Funeral Announcement  

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Station # 12 Lieutenant Eugene “Gene” Brown. Gene has been a dedicated member of the County Fire-Rescue Service for nearly three decades, serving from the Neyles Community. His wife, Lula, also served as the Neyles Fire Dept Treasurer before the creation of Fire-Rescue in 1994. A visitation will be held at Koger’s Mortuary, 508 South Jefferies Blvd. in Walterboro Tuesday 11-June from 17:00 to 19:00. The funeral service will be held at Aimwell Presbyterian Church, 8925 Charleston Hwy (Neyles Crossroads) Wednesday 12-June at 11:00. Gene’s positive attitude, smiling face, hard work and many contributions to Fire-Rescue and the people of Colleton County will be greatly missed. Please remember Gene and his family in your prayers.

6/4/2019 - Click here to view an article about MUSC recognizing Firefighter/Paramedics Dias, Dukes, and Potts during National EMS Week.

02/June/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A Drain Road home was heavily damaged in an evening fire Sunday night 02-June. At 22:40, the homeowner returned home to find smoke and flames coming from one end of the singlewide mobile home. He called 9-1-1 and attempted to extinguish the fire until Fire-Rescue units arrived, but was driven out of the structure by the extreme heat and smoke. Engine 7 reported the residence was approximately 30% involved on their arrival. Firefighters deployed two handlines, made entry through the front door and conducted an aggressive interior attack on the blaze. Click here for more information.

02/June/2019 – MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift

A high speed MVC resulted in a single car MVC at the intersection of Quail Drive and Mount Carmel Road Sunday morning 02-June at 0036. The small silver Impala was attempting to elude Walterboro Police Officers as it traveled north on Mount Carmel Road at a high rate of speed. The Impala made a turn on to Quail Drive about ½ mile outside the City Limit, lost control and overturned in a ditch, trapping both occupants. Walterboro Police and Sheriff Deputies were on the scene immediately following the crash. Police Officers were able to free the female occupant and assist her from the car. Click here for more information.

01/June/2019 – Fatal MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift

A Hampton County woman was killed and two other people injured in a two vehicle MVC on ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy 17) north of Balchem Lane near the community of Green Pond Saturday night 01-June. Colleton 9-1-1  received the first report of the collision at 22:29. Fire-Rescue units from Station # 6 in Green Pond arrived minutes later to find a heavily damaged Chevrolet S10 pickup truck over turned in the roadway. A small Porsche was off the right hand side of the highway in the ditch with moderate damage. Click here for more information.

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