Colleton County Fire-Rescue

October 2019

31/October/2019 – High Speed MVC – “A” Shift

Five people were injured in a two vehicle high speed MVC at the intersection of Cottageville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) and Coolers Dairy Road Thursday evening 31-October at 18:59. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find a Toyota Camry with heavy damage off the roadway in a yard. The vehicle had jumped the ditch, crossed a small field and struck an oak tree. The second vehicle, a Honda Accord, was found north of the accident in the ditch. Three Fire-Rescue Ambulances responded to the incident. Click here for more information.
31/October/2019 – Trunk or Treat

Fire-Rescue as well as several other agencies participated in the Trunk or Treat event held at the Sheriff’s Office on Mable T. Willis Blvd. The alternate Trick or Treat event was sponsored by Sheriff Strickland and his staff. It was well attended with hundreds of adults and children in costume lined up at the decorated vehicles to collect treats. The weather was good and fortunately the thunderstorms held off until after the candy was gone. Click here for more information.

30/October/2019 – Fatal MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift

A SC man was killed and a 24 yr old NC man injured in a head-on collision on I-95 northbound near the 62 mile marker Wednesday afternoon 30-October at 15:35. Prior to the collision, 9-1-1 and the Highway Patrol had received reports of a black vehicle traveling south in the northbound lanes on I-95. Both agencies had Law Enforcement Officers responding to the vicinity. Meanwhile, two northbound tractor trailer drivers stopped their vehicles side by side near the 65 mile marker and were able to stop the southbound black BMW. Click here for more information.

28/October/2019 – Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

A 48 year old female was critically injured in a shooting incident at 64 Steeplechase Dr. at 22:07 Monday evening 28-October. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. The woman was inside her mobile home when a bullet pierced the residence and struck her. The bullet struck her in the torso. She suffered life threatening injuries. She was quickly treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics who placed a medical helicopter on standby. She was transported emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 19 to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more information.

25/October/2019 – Multi-vehicle MVC – “A” Shift

Eight people were injured in a three vehicle MVC at Sniders Crossroads, the intersection of Lowcountry Hwy  (US Hwy 21) and Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63), Friday afternoon 25-October at 16:21. A south bound Dodge Caravan traveling on Lowcountry Hwy, was attempting to elude Law Enforcement, when it ran through the four way stop and struck two vehicles. Four adults and a teenager in the Caravan received non-life threatening injuries. Four were transported by Fire-Rescue ambulances to Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more information.

25/October/2019 – Birth Announcement

Engineer-Paramedic K.C. Campbell and his wife Bray welcome the birth of their second son, Kallen Arthur. Kallen was born Friday 25-October at 12:58. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. Both mom and Kallen are doing well. Dad reports that he and big brother Bryer are both doing fine too.

October-2019 / Fire Prevention – All shifts

The month long Fire Prevention Education Program is winding down as Firefighter-Paramedics visit all of the County schools in an effort to educate the students on Fire Safety. The County Fire Marshal’s Office conducts the classes throughout the county. Due to the large number of schools and students, the effort lasts the entire month. The preschoolers learned many safety skills including how to Stop, Drop and Roll if their clothes were to catch on fire and about the importance of smoke detectors and exit drills in the home. Click here for more information.

23/October/2019 – MVC with Air Evac – “B” Shift

Two men were critically injured following a head-on collision on Thunderbolt Dr and Tuskegee Airman Dr Wednesday morning 23-October at 09:17. A southbound loaded log truck collided with a northbound GMC Dump Truck in the intersection. The log truck overturned spilling the load of logs in the roadway. One log penetrated the cab and possibly struck the driver. The northbound dump truck was flipped backwards and caught fire. Several workers who were on break at the nearby Floralife factory heard the crash and ran to the scene. Click here for more information.

10/21/2019 - Colleton County Fire-Rescue will conduct its regularly scheduled pre-employment testing (PET) on November 20-22, 2019.  Apply by emailing your resume and certificates to .  Click here for more information.

20/October/2019 – Burn Patient with Air Evac – “B” Shift

A 10 year old girl received severe burns after a pot of boiling water spilled on her in the kitchen of her home on Dragonfly Lane Sunday evening 20-October at 19:19. Firefighter-Paramedics responded to the home and treated the young patient. They requested a medical helicopter, then transported her to Bells Elementary School in Fire-Rescue Medic 7 to meet with the C.A.R.E. Flight helicopter. Other crew members set up a Landing Zone for the helicopter in the front field at the school. Click here for more information.

19/October/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A singlewide mobile was destroyed in an early morning fire at 469 Gaines Circle north of Cottageville Saturday morning 19-October. At 01:12, a neighbor called 9-1-1 advising they could see flames through the woods. Fire-Rescue units stationed in Cottageville arrived a short time later to find the singlewide mobile home fully involved. The residence had been burning undetected for some time and most of the structure had already collapsed. The home was located at the end of Gaines Circle down a narrow single lane driveway. Click here for more information.

11/October/2019 – School Bus MVC – “A” Shift

A school bus and a van collided on Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) near the intersection of Huckleberry Hill Ln Friday morning 11-October at 06:49. No one in the van was injured. Two adults, the bus driver and monitor, as well as two children requested to be transported to Colleton Medical Center for evaluation. Traffic on Augusta Hwy was blocked for a short period and down to one lane until the accident could be cleared. Click here for more information.

10/October/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Risher’s Deer Processing Facility at 120 Yearling Lane south of Walterboro suffered moderate damage from a fire that destroyed a walk in freezer and portions of the roof Thursday afternoon 10-October. A 14:40, 9-1-1 received two reports of the fire, one from the occupants and one from a neighbor, reporting smoke in the building and coming from the roof. The occupants were able to safety exit the building. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke conditions from the one story commercial structure. Click here for more information.

08/October/2019 – Flu Shots     

Fire-Rescue will be providing flu shots for any personnel wishing to be vaccinated. The flu shots are provided at no charge. A nurse will be administering them on Monday and Tuesday 21 and 22 October in the conference room at Headquarters.

05/October/2019 – MVC – “B” Shift

Five people were injured in a two car MVC at the intersection of Confederate Hwy (SC Hwy 641) and Broxton Bridge Hwy (US Hwy 601) Saturday morning 05-October at 11:09. The vehicles, a small SUV and a full sized pickup truck collided in the intersection. The pickup truck overturned. One person required ambulance transportation to Colleton Medical Center. The remaining four people decided to seek medical attention at a later time. Traffic at the busy intersection was down to one lane in all four directions until the vehicles could be removed. Click here for more information.

3 & 4/October/2019 – Blood Drive

The Guns and Hoses Blood Drive was held at the new Sheriff’s Office Complex Thursday and Friday 3&4 October. Participants were able to donate on the behalf of Law Enforcement or a Fire Department. LE took the prize with the most donations. A total of 67 units of blood were donated over the two days. The Blood Drive was in cooperation with The Blood Connection, a local blood products supplier. Click here for more information.

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