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We are hiring and have increased hourly rates!

Firefighter/Paramedic ($19.50/hr = +$68,000/yr)
Firefighter/EMT ($13.92/hr = +$50,000/yr)

Our next pre-employment testing is on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
Apply by emailing your resume and certifications to
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19/June/2021 - Neyles Community Vaccine Clinic

Fire-Rescue's CERT members assisted with the Neyles Community COVID 19 Vaccine Clinic held Saturday 19-June. Headed up by CERT Coordinator Adrienne Stokes, Hurricane Safety information and preparation materials were distributed to citizens during the event. CERT members were on scene to answer questions and assist the public.  On June 9th, CERT members also distributed hurricane safety information to parents at Hendersonville Elementary School as they picked up their children from school.  Click here for more information.
19/June/2021 - High Speed MVC - "C" Shift

Two northbound tractor trailers collided on I-95 near the 46 mile marker just south of the Rest Area Saturday morning 19-June at 02:51. One truck entered the median at a high rate of speed and struck several trees causing the truck to spin and roll over in the median. The trailer came apart, spilling the load of watermelons onto the highway and into the median. The second truck was able to stop in the breakdown lane. The driver of the overturned truck received substantial injuries to his legs. He was treated at the scene by Fire-Rescue, then transported to Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more information.
17/June/2021 - MVC with Fire - "B" Shift

A 20 yr old Summerville man received injuries in a single vehicle accident in the 8000 block of Charleston Hwy (SC Hwy 64) just west of the Neyles Community Thursday 17-June at 12:27. The westbound passenger car dropped off of the right shoulder, over-corrected and crossed to the eastbound shoulder where it struck a tree and caught fire. The male driver who was wearing a seatbelt, was able to escape from the car. Bystanders assisted the man until Firefighter-Paramedics arrived.  Click here for more information.
  17/June/2021 - Birth Announcement

We congratulate Firefighter-Paramedic Zachery Evans and his wife Brittani on the birth of their first child, Deklan Cash Evans, who was born on 17-June. Deklan weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches. Both baby and mom are doing fine.  
16/June/2021 - Birth Announcement

We congratulate Firefighter-EMT Rusty Sullivan and his wife Tiffany on the birth of their son and third child, Owen who was born 16-June at 03:41. Owen weighed 8 pounds and was 19-3/4 inches. Both are doing well and Owen's sisters were upset they could not stay all day with their new brother. 
13/June/2021 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire in the 500 block of Bonnie Doone Road Sunday evening 13-June at 19:40. An off-duty firefighter was driving past the home when the incident was dispatched. He reported smoke coming from the double wide mobile home and fire in the utility room. He and the homeowner used buckets of water to douse the flames, extinguishing the fire and containing it to the utility room. Engine 19 arrived about 7 minutes later. Firefighters removed smoldering debris from the clothes dryer and performed overhaul in the room of origin. Click here for more information.
12-June-2021 / Medical Air Evac - "C" Shift

An adult male suffered a critical medical emergency at a residence in the 500 block of Perkins Path in Jacksonboro Saturday afternoon 12-June at 14:32. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated the man at the scene, then transported him in Medic 6 to the field in front of Jacksonboro Baptist Church to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter. The man was transferred to the Flight Crew and flown to MUSC in Charleston. Click here for more information.
12/June/2021 - Firehood Foundation Walk

Crews from Stations 2 and 6 assisted Firefighter Tom "Bull" Hill and his group of walkers as they traversed Colleton County, walking 17 miles of ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy 17) from Beaufort County to Charleston County Saturday 12-June & Sunday 13-June. Hill's Memorial Walk, Carrying My Brother's Burden, is part of his non-profit foundation to bring attention to Public Safety employees' illnesses which include PTSD and suicide.  Click
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03/June/2021 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment - "C" Shift

Three people were injured, one fatally, in a single vehicle MVC at the intersection of Augusta Hwy. (SC Hwy 61) and Round O Road east of Canadys Thursday evening 03-June at 22:04. A Chrysler minivan traveling north on Round O Road, ran through a stop sign, crossed Augusta Hwy and collided with an oak tree. The minivan received heavy damage to the passenger side, trapping the front seat passenger. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find an adult female and male walking near the vehicle. The unrestrained passenger was not breathing and had no signs of life. Click here for more information.
01/June/2021 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A family of six safely escaped a fire that destroyed their home in the 100 block of Platinum Street Tuesday morning 01-June. At 00:02, 9-1-1 was notified of the fire with the caller advising someone banged on their door advising the house was on fire. The occupants told Firefighters the dogs woke them up and they discovered the fire burning across the front porch. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find the doublewide mobile home approximately 70% involved. Engine 19 deployed multiple hand lines to the building to combat the fire. Click here for more information.

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