Colleton County Fire-Rescue

July 2020

29/July/2020 MVC with entrapment & Air Evac C Shift

Three Florida teenagers were injured in a single car, high speed MVC on Interstate 95 near the 61 mile marker southbound Wednesday afternoon 29-July at 15:43. The three were traveling southbound in a 1998 Jeep Cherokee when the vehicle dropped off of the left shoulder, then over corrected and entered the wooded median. The Jeep slid sideways and began to flip over when it struck several trees impacting at the passenger door. Click here for more information.

22/July/2020 Mutual Aid Structure Fire B Shift

Fire-Rescue responded as mutual aid to the City of Walterboro for a structure fire at 709 Hampton Street Wednesday evening 22-July at 20:49. City Fire units arrived to find a two story garage apartment behind the residence fully involved as well as a separate two car garage also fully involved. Three vehicles inside the buildings were on fire, a large boat in the neighboring yard was ablaze and a small outbuilding on the property behind the structure was also on fire. Three adjacent homes on Hampton Street were already off gassing and a fourth structure on Charles Street, behind the fire building was also endangered. Click here for more information.

22/July/2020 Structure Fire B Shift

A suspected electrical fire damaged a mobile home at 101 Lightning Bug Lane Wednesday afternoon 22-July at 17:04. The property owner was performing work on the building when the fire occurred. Engine 26 arrived to find smoke coming a singlewide mobile home. The fire burned inside a room containing the water heater and spread under the home. Crews deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and quickly brought the fire under control. Damage was limited. Crews used a PPV Fan to clear smoke from inside the structure. Click here for more information.

22/July/2020 Motorhome Fire B Shift

Four show dogs and a cat perished in a motorhome fire on Interstate 95 at the 68 mile marker northbound Wednesday morning 22-July. At 10:30, 9-1-1 began receiving multiple reports of a motorhome ablaze near the 68 exit ramp. The occupants were enroute to a dog show and were transporting several show dogs in the vehicle. They were able to save eight of the animals, before conditions prohibited them from reentering the burning vehicle. Click here for more information.
On Monday July 27, 2020, Carolina Bridge Company will begin mobilizing equipment to begin construction of the new US-21 bridge over Sandy Run Creek.  The project is located about 1 mile north of the US-21 (Low Country Highway) and Catterton Lane intersection and about 6 miles south of Sniders Crossroads on US-21.  Construction will be ongoing for the next 14 or so months.  There will be some lane closures throughout the duration of the project during various phases of the project.  Please exercise caution and expect possible delays while travelling through this area.

19/July/2020 Structure Fire B Shift

A single family dwelling was destroyed in an afternoon fire at 169 Driggers Lane Sunday 19-July. At 16:52, 9-1-1 received a report of the structure fire with the caller advising the home was well involved. Engine 19 arrived  minutes later to find the single story wood structure fully involved. The roof collapsed shortly after the arrival of Fire-Rescue. The sole occupant was not in the building. Crews deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to combat the fire and had the bulk of the fire knocked down within 15 minutes. Click here for more information.

16/July/2020 Fatal MVC with ejection and Entrapment B Shift

Three people were killed in a two vehicle head-on collision on Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) just south of Ritter Road Thursday afternoon 16-July at 13:09. A northbound Honda Odyssey mini-van traveling at a high rate of speed, crossed into the southbound lane in a curve striking a northbound Mercedes head-on. Both vehicles received heavy damage. The Honda rolled over on its side and the Mercedes overturned. The 19 yr. old male driver of the Honda was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the minivan. Click here for more information.

15/July/2020 MVC with Air Evac A Shift

An 53 year old male was critically injured after his moped ran into the back of pickup truck in the 7600 block of Sidneys Road Wednesday afternoon 15-July at 16:29. The man received multiple traumatic injuries including a head injury. He was not wearing a helmet. Firefighter-Paramedics treated him at the scene, then transported him in Fire-Rescue Medic 19 to a nearby field to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter. He was transferred to the Flight Crew, then flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Hospital in North Charleston. Click here for more information.

15/July/2020 Fatal Structure Fire A Shift

Fire-Rescue units responded to a structure fire in a detached garage/workshop behind the residence of 211 Iris Drive north of Walterboro, Wednesday morning 15-July at 10:03. Medic 26 arrived within minutes to find light smoke coming from the single story wooden building. The homeowner advised he saw smoke coming from the structure, called 9-1-1 and was using a garden hose to slow the spread of the fire. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one 1-3/4 handline from Engine 19, entered the building through a rear door and quickly knocked down the remaining fire, containing it to the room of origin. Click here for more information.
7/7/2020 - Birth Announcement

Congratulations to Station 9 Firefighter Dewayne Jacques, Jr. (DJ) on the birth of his daughter, Mallory Katelynn.  She was born on 7/6/2020 at 11:53 pm and weighed in at 8 lbs, 3 oz and was 20 inches long.  Both Mallory and her mother Tiffany are doing well.
04/July/2020 Water Rescue A Shift 

A July 4th outing turned tragic when a small boat collided with a piling on the Edisto River south of the ACE Basin Parkway Bridge (US Hwy 17) at Jacksonboro Saturday morning at 00:54. The boat was traveling in the dark river after midnight when it struck a wooden piling ejecting the boat operator into the water and critically injuring an adult female. The female was unconscious following the impact. The other two adults searched the area for the missing driver, who was not wearing a life jacket, without success and they notified Colleton 9-1-1. Click here for more information.
7/2/2020- We are hiring!  Colleton County Fire-Rescue will conduct pre-employment testing on August 12-14, 2020.  August 12th will be the physical ability requirement test (PART) practice day, August 13th will be the mandatory test day, and August 14th will be used for oral interviews, if necessary.  If you are a talented, caring and professional Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT, or Firefighter/Paramedic, join our team.  Apply by sending your resume and letter of interest to jobs@colletoncounty.orgMore information available at
7/1/2020- Emergency ordinances in the City of Walterboro, Town of Edisto Beach, and unincorporated Colleton County went into effect this morning (7/1/2020) at 6:00 AM.  More information is available at
7/1/2020- We wish to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Storm Hadwin for successfully obtaining his National Registry Paramedic Certification.

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