Colleton County Fire-Rescue

March 2021

28/March/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "A" Shift

Two SC women were injured in a single vehicle, high speed MVC on Interstate 95 near the 47 mile marker northbound Sunday morning 28-March at 05:07. A caller to 9-1-1 reported the accident but did not stop and could not provide information regarding injuries. Medic 13 arrived about 8 minutes later to find a heavily damaged mini-van in the median and partially in the inside lane. They found the female driver entrapped and requested a Rescue Unit. Firefighter-Paramedics began treating the two women, who were both wearing seatbelts. Click here for more information.
26/March/2021 - Camper Fire - "B" Shift

At 12:23 Thursday afternoon 26-March, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a camper fire on Dantzler Ln. Engine 1 arrived minutes later to find the small camper, which was used as residence, fully involved. Crews deployed two hand lines to extinguish the fire and quickly had it under control. A canine inside the camper perished. Firefighters located the dog and buried the canine for the resident. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Click here for more information.
25/March/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "B" shift

A 56 yr old Georgia man was critically injured in a single vehicle accident on I-95 near the 54 mile marker northbound Thursday afternoon 25-March. At 12:34, Colleton 9-1-1 began receiving multiple reports of the high speed MVC. Callers advised the northbound pickup truck left the roadway, drove over the cable barrier, struck two large trees, then flipped over several times before landing back in the travel lanes blocking northbound traffic. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find the 2014 Ford F-150 upright in the roadway with heavy damage. Click here for more information.
23/March/2021 - Woods Fire - "C" Shift

Fire-Rescue and the Forestry Commission responded to three separate, intentionally set woods fires involving nearly 50 acres, Tuesday afternoon 23-March in the Springtown area in Northern Colleton County. A passerby notified 9-1-1 of the first fire near the corner of Can City Road and Powder Horn Rd that was endangering several mobile homes. First arriving Firefighters found a large fast moving multi-acre fire involving approximately ten acres near several mobile homes. Engine 7, Engine 17, Engine 36 and Tender 5 positioned near those homes, deploying multiple hand lines to protect them. Click here for more information.
22/March/2021 - Fatal Shooting Incident - "B" Shift

An adult male was shot in the parking lot of Druid Hills II Apartments Monday evening 23-March. A 21:38, 9-1-1 received reports of the shooting. Walterboro Police and Fire-Rescue units were on the scene within minutes. Firefighter-Paramedics found the man unconscious and not breathing with a critical injury to the head and severe bleeding. Crews worked at the scene to maintain his airway and control the profuse bleeding. Crews intubated the patient, started two IVs and administered whole blood before departing the scene. The CARE Flight helicopter was placed on standby. Click here for more information.
14/March/2021 - MVC with Air Evac - "C" Shift

An adult male was severely injured when his Toyota Preius collided with a Ford F-150 pickup truck at the intersection of Bells Hwy and Briarwood Rd Sunday afternoon 14-March at 18:51. The Preus received heavy damage with over one foot of intrusion into the passenger space. The man suffered multiple injuries. He was quickly treated at the scene, then transported emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 19 to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter.  Click here for more information.
14/March/2021 - We offer condolences to Firefighter-Paramedic Michael Sanders and his family on the death of his grandfather, Reverend William Chatham who passed away Saturday. Services will be held at the Sandy Dam United Methodist Church, Wednesday 17-March. The family will receive visitors at 14:30 and the service will follow at 15:00. Please remember the Family in your prayers.
13/March/2021 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

A Cottageville family was displaced following a fire that destroyed their home Saturday morning 13-March at 08:55. The fire occurred at 154 Amber Ct. It appeared the fire started in a utility building next the home and spread to the single wide mobile home. Fire-Rescue was dispatched to a report of the utility building being on fire. The first arriving units found the approx. 12x12 utility building fully engulfed with the nearby mobile home approximately 65% involved. An adult male was climbing out of a small window when firefighters arrived. Click here for more information.
11/March/2021 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

A Red Oak family was displaced following a fire that heavily damaged their home Thursday morning 11-March. At 11:09, 9-1-1 received several reports of an explosion with a house on fire in the 5000 block of Red Oak Road. One of the callers reported there were two people trapped inside. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke conditions in a double wide mobile home at 5031 Red Oak Rd. Fire was venting from the eaves on the southside of the structure. All occupants were safely out of the building. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines and entered the structure. Click here for more information.
11/March/2021 - Single Vehicle MVC - "C" Shift

An eastbound passenger car crossed both eastbound lanes of Bells Hwy and collided with a sign in front of Planters Trace Thursday morning 11-March at 09:27. It is believed the adult female driver suffered a medical emergency just prior to the crash. An off-duty nurse was traveling behind the woman when the accident occurred. When other motorists stopped to assist the woman was unconscious inside the car. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived a short time later and found the woman in cardiac arrest. Resuscitative efforts were conducted at the scene and during the short transport to Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more info.
10/March/2021 - Structure Fire w/Canine Resuscitation - "B" Shift

City of Walterboro Firefighters responded to a working structure fire at 518 Klein St in the City Wednesday morning 10-March at 11:50. Arriving units found heavy smoke conditions coming from the rear of a single story residential structure. City Firefighters made an interior attack on the fire saving the home and rescued two canines about ten minutes apart. The second dog was limp and semi-conscious when it was brought outside, having been in the smoke filled home longer than the first. County Firefighter-Paramedics who were standing by for the fire with Fire-Rescue Medic 1, went to work on the animals using equipment in their Fido Bag. 
Each Fido Bag contains specially designed oxygen administration equipment. A Fido Bag is carried on every Ambulance/Medic Unit in the Fire-Rescue fleet. County Firefighter-Paramedics worked on the first canine for about ten minutes, until the second more serious pup was rescued. They worked on the second dog for about thirty minutes until the dog was breathing better and able to stand on his own. Both canines survived the ordeal. Click here for more information.
06/March/2021 - ATV Accident - "A" Shift

Three children were injured in a ATV accident in the 800 block of Fleming Rd Saturday afternoon 06-March at 16:35. The ATV was traveling on Fleming Rd when the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned, ejecting all three occupants. A 13 yr.old male was unconscious for a short period after the crash. Two juvenile females suffered non-life threatening injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics treated all three at the scene, then transported the patients in stable condition to the Children's Trauma Center at MUSC.  Click here for more information. 
06-March-2021 -

The 10th Annual Emergency Services Softball Tournament was held on the 6th of March.  This is a Charity softball tournament sponsored by Fire Rescue to benefit Carolina Children's Charity and SC Burned Children's Fund. The City of Charleston Fire Department won the tournament with St. John's Fire District taking second place.  Other participants were Colleton County Fire Rescue, Dorchester County Fire Rescue, James Island Fire Department and Jasper County Fire Rescue.  The tournament raised $1,630 to be split between the two charities. Click here for more information.
Our condolences go out to Firefighters Hal Causey and Bryan Henderson on the death of their father, Hal Lamar Causey, Sr.  Mr. Causey passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.  There will be a visitation today, Sunday, March 7th from 4-6 PM at Brice Herndon Funeral Home in Walterboro.  Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
Congratulations to Firefighter/Flight-Paramedic Brandon Broach for obtaining his FP-C Certification as a Certified Flight Paramedic.  Broach is assigned as the backup flight paramedic for C.A.R.E. Flight on B-Shift.
01/March/2021 - MVC with Air Evac - "B" Shift

A Ridgeway SC man was critically injured after he was struck by a pickup truck on I-95 Monday afternoon 01-March at 18:18. The 68 yr.old man was traveling northbound on a Yamaha Motorcycle and crashed the motorcycle near the 42 mile marker. The motorcycle skidded to the grass shoulder, but the driver remained in the roadway. A northbound Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck attempted to stop, but drove over the man causing critical, multiple traumatic injuries. Bystanders provided first aid prior to the arrival of Fire-Rescue units. Click here for more info.

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