Colleton County Fire-Rescue

September 2019

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

At 10:51 Saturday morning 28-September, a 58 yr. old male ran to a residence in the 14300 block of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) complaining of a gunshot wound to his leg. He advised a person drove him to an area on Porcupine Ln and shot him. The bullet struck a pocket knife in his pants, shattering the knife, but deflecting the round. The man received a non-life threatening injury to his leg. He was able to run from the incident location to obtain help. Click here for more information.

24/September/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A fire in the pallet kiln at the 48/40 Solutions Pallet Plant located at 312 Upchurch Lane, heavily damaged the building as well as destroying several hundred wooden pallets. At 13:42, 9-1-1 was notified of the fire. Engine 26 arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke bellowing from the rear of the structure. Shortly after arrival, a portion of the roof failed. A structural response was requested for additional personnel and equipment. Click here for more information.

24/September/2019 – MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

A adult male was critically injured after he was ejected from a SUV in the 12900 block of Bennetts Point Road Tuesday afternoon 24-September at 13:04. The man’s vehicle suffered a suspected mechanical failure causing the Chevrolet Suburban to lose control and roll over into the marsh. The man was ejected onto the pavement and Firefighter-Paramedics found him lying in the roadway with multiple traumatic injuries and a head injury. He was treated at the scene. A medical helicopter was requested. Click here for more information.

23/September/2019 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “B” Shift

Four people were injured in a four vehicle accident in the 4800 block of Sniders Hwy. (SC Hwy 63) at Cane Street Monday evening 23-September at 19:45. A northbound Toyota Corolla collided at a high rate of speed with a stopped Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck that was turning on to Cane Street. Both vehicles were pushed into the southbound lane where they struck the side of a southbound Dodge van, before stopping in the ditch. Click here for more information.

21/September/2019 – Vehicle and Woods Fire – “C” Shift

A vehicle was destroyed and several acres of woods burned after a pickup truck caught fire at a hunting club off of Three Mile Road Saturday morning 21-September. The driver of the pickup truck was hunting with several friends when his truck became struck in the mud along a power line. In the process of trying to move the vehicle, the truck set the surrounding dry grass on fire. The occupants used water and a fire extinguisher in an effort to extinguish the fire. Click here for more information.

20/September/2019 – MVC with Air Evac – “B” Shift

Five Georgia residents, including three children, were injured in a single car, high speed MVC in the 4600 block of Sunrise Road (SC Hwy 217) near the intersection of Yamacraw Drive Friday afternoon 20-September at 16:12. The sedan was traveling northbound on Sunrise Road and failed to negotiate a curve. The car left the roadway, struck a concrete culvert before colliding with several trees. The car received heavy damage in the collision. The two restrained adults in the front of the vehicle suffered fractures and other traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

20/September/2019 – Fatal MVC – “B” Shift

Incident # 19-06558 – A 70 year old Reevesville woman died from injuries received in a two vehicle MVC in the 900 block of Robertson Blvd Friday morning 20-Sept. At 11:12, an eastbound passenger car collided head-on with a westbound pickup truck in front of Duke’s Bar-B-Que Restaurant. Both vehicles received heavy damage. The woman was quickly removed from the car with full spinal precautions, then transported emergent two blocks to Colleton Medical Center. She went into cardiac arrest shortly after arrival. The hospital staffed worked diligently to revive the patient, but she did not survive her injuries. The driver of the pickup truck received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by Fire-Rescue to CMC. The Walterboro Police Dept is investigating the crash.  Engine 19, Medic 19, Medic 26 responded.

9/15/2019- Colleton County Fire-Rescue will be participating in the "Guns n' Hoses" Blood Drive and Family Event at the Colleton County Sheriff's Office (394 Mable T. Willis Blvd., Walterboro) on October 3rd and 4th and we need your help!  Click here for more information.
9/15/2019- Are you interested in joining our team?  It is not too late to sign up for our INTERIM Pre-Employment Testing Session that will be held next week (September 25 - 27, 2019).  Click here for more information.

14/September/2019 – MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift

A mini-van and Lexus sedan collided head-on in a curve in the 2000 block of Burlington Road Saturday morning 14-Sept at 08:26. The low speed MVC injured five people with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the mini-van was trapped in the wreckage. Firefighters arrived to find the roadway blocked by the two cars. The adult male in the mini-van was freed after crews removed the passenger door using Holmatro Rescue Tools from Engine 19. Click here for more information.

14/September – Funeral Announcement

It is with sadness that we report the death of Thomas Tumbleston, former Volunteer Captain of Station # 8 in Hendersonville. Mr. Tumbleston served at Station # 8 for several decades, the last few years as Station Captain. He was an active Emergency Medical Technician until his retirement in 2007 serving many in Colleton County. Funeral Services are scheduled for 16:00 on Tuesday 17-September at the Chapel at Herndon Funeral Home 1193 Bells Hwy in Walterboro.  A visitation will be held Monday evening at the funeral home from 18:00 to 20:00. Please remember the Tumbleston family in your prayers.

08/September/2019 – Fatal MVC – “C” Shift

A 24 yr old Walterboro woman died from multiple traumatic injuries after she was ejected from a car in the 10700 block of Round O Road, approx. 4/10 of a mile south of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) at Round O Crossroads. The accident occurred Sunday morning 08-September and was reported at 01:23. The small Honda sedan was traveling south on Round O Road at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway and struck several trees. The engine was thrown from the vehicle as the car began to flip over several times before coming to rest on its roof in the southbound ditch. Click here for more information.

07/September/2019 – Evac Deployment Hurricane Dorian

Colleton County Fire-Rescue’s air medical partner, Med-trans Corp., deployed 10 rotor aircraft and one fixed wing to the Lowcountry Regional Airport in preparation for the evacuation of medical patients during Hurricane Dorian. The crews were originally staged in Florida but moved north up the coast as the storm’s path moved north. Med-Trans brought a mobile command post to coordinate their efforts. Click here for more information.

02-Sept through 6-Sept – Shelter Operations

With the approach of Hurricane Dorian, came a State of Emergency declaration by Governor Henry McMaster which ultimately resulted in a coastal evacuation and the opening of an emergency shelter at Colleton County High School. The shelter is operated by the Red Cross and supplemented by personnel from Fire-Rescue, the Sheriff’s Office, National Guard, School District and SLED. At the peak of the storm, the shelter had 119 residents. The shelter is a safe place to weather the storm, but it lacks many of the comforts of home. Firefighter-Paramedics and Deputies are assigned to the shelter to insure a smooth operation and to assist those staying there. Click here for more information.

04/September/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A Ruffin home suffered substantial damage following a kitchen fire Wednesday evening 04-Septmeber at 21:44. The fire occurred during heavy rains and high winds of the approaching Hurricane Dorian. The mother was awaken by the smoke and found the fire in the kitchen. She was able to get everyone out of the residence before calling 9-1-1. Fire-Rescue was upstaffed due to the approaching storm and had extra personnel on duty. Engine 7 arrived to find heavy smoke visible, with flames coming from two sides of the residence. Click here for more information.
9/6/2019- Colleton County's Emergency Operations Center will return to Operational Condition 3 (Normal Operations) at 11:00 AM today.  Click here for more information.
9/5/2019- Governor McMaster has lifted the evacuation order for Colleton County.  Click here for more information.
9/4/2019 - 2:00 PM - Colleton County Officials have provided another update on Hurricane Dorian.  Click here to view the information.
9/4/2019- Colleton County Officials have provided another update on Hurricane Dorian.  Click here to view the information.
9/3/2019- Colleton County Officials have provided an update to the information regarding Hurricane Dorian.  Click here to view the information.
9/2/2019- As a reminder, Governor McMaster has ordered an evacuation of Colleton County Zones A and B.  Click here to view a list of roads in Zone A and click here to view a list of roads in Zone B.  You can also go to and in the top left portion of the map, there is a place to enter your address so see if you are in a zone.
9/2/2019- Colleton County has provided the following updates.  Click here for more information.
9/1/2019- Governor Orders Evacuation of Portions of Colleton County
At 6:30 PM, Governor McMaster announced an executive order that includes evacuation of Zones A and B in Colleton County.  Click
here for more information.

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