Colleton County





In the picture above, a firefighter ascends a set of stairs while searching for a simulated fire during a drill in an acquired structure.

Battalion Chief Scott Feather ( - (843) 538-6849 extension 22

Battalion Chief Joseph Campbell ( - (843) 538-6849 extension 21


Colleton County Fire-Rescue's training encompasses preparation and review of all of the department's capabilities for approximately 260 volunteer and 70 career staff.  This means that training sessions include: fire suppression (NFPA 1001 Standard), IV therapy, technical rescue, drug calculations, search and rescue, chemical properties, advanced airway management, building construction, weapons of mass destruction identification, ropes and knots, fire extinguishers, management of traumatic injuries, underwater search and rescue, patient decontamination, mobile water supply, emergency vehicle driving, managing medical emergencies (DOT/NHSTA Curriculum), pump operations, and a myriad of other topics.


Colleton County Fire-Rescue maintains state of the art training mannequins and modern adjuncts to facilitate a hands on learning process.  Personnel are trained through the South Carolina Fire Academy which holds an IFSAC accreditation and maintains the most comprehensive state fire training facility in the United States (  Colleton County Fire-Rescue is also a state approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training facility and has hosted numerous EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic courses. 

Recent Classes

The following courses are a few that members of Colleton County Fire-Rescue have attended over the last year:


Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel serve as instructors teaching both in-house courses as well as courses for various outside agencies throughout the country.  Our instructors are credentialed through or have taught for:


American Heart Association 

Emergency Training Concepts      

International Society of Fire Service Instructors 

International Trauma Life Support 

Lowcountry Regional EMS Council 

National Association of EMS Educators 

National Fire Academy 

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians 

South Carolina DHEC EMS Division 

South Carolina Fire Academy 

South Carolina Fire Academy Online Catalog

South Carolina Fire Academy

Technical College of the Lowcountry