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08/November/2018 - Stop The Bleed Training 

Fire-Rescue continued with its Bleeding Control (BCON) training in conjunction with the Colleton County School District.  Training was conducted at Colleton County High School on the afternoon of November 8, 2018.  Over 75 teachers, administrators, and staff participated in the training and learned basic bleeding control techniques.  Click here for more information.

03/November/2018 – Fatal MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

A 39 year old man suffered fatal injuries after he was struck by two vehicles in the 1900 block of Bells Hwy near the Super 8 Motel, Friday evening 2-November at 19:05. According to witnesses, the man was riding a bicycle and entered the east bound travel lanes. He was struck by an east bound car, fell from the bike and was run over by a second vehicle. Bystanders provided aid until Firefighter-Paramedics arrived a few minutes later. Fire-Rescue found the man unconscious in the roadway with multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

15/October/2018 – CARE Flight Demo

Flight Paramedic Jordan Eaddy and the C.A.R.E. Flight Team conducted a demo at the Hampton County High School on 15-October. Eaddy, who graduated from the High School, shared the important role of the medical helicopter in pre-hospital medical care, especially in rural communities. Click here for more information.

11/2/2018- Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 2:00 AM at which time you should set your clocks back one hour.  Colleton County Fire-Rescue would like to remind you that when you change your clocks, you should also change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  On average, families have less than three minutes from the time the first smoke alarm sounds to escape a fire.  House fires kill an average of seven people every day.  Thirty seconds and nine volts can save your life!  Change your clocks, change your batteries.
10/30/2018- We are hiring!  Are you a talented, caring and professional Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT, or Firefighter/Paramedic?  Join our team!  Colleton County Fire-Rescue is conducting Pre-Employment Testing (PET) on November 28-30, 2018.  Click here for more information.

29/October/2018 – Fall Injury with Air Evac – “C” Shift

An adult male received life threatening injuries after he fell one story from some scaffolding while working on a roof. The incident occurred Monday afternoon 29-October in the 300 block of Live Oak Street at approx. 14:03. A family member found the man unconscious and called 9-1-1. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived a short time later. The man had regained consciousness but suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Crews treated the man at the scene, then transported him emergent to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more information.

29/October/2018 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A residence at 515 Rivers Street suffered heavy fire damage in a mid-morning incident. The fire was reported at 08:55, Monday morning 29-October. Engine 1 arrived to find the single story, wooden residence with heavy smoke visible from all sides of the building. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed one handline to the building and made entry through the front door. They found the fire in the kitchen located at the rear of the home. Interior crews spent approximately 10 minutes bringing the fire under control and were on the scene for two hours. Click here for more information.

26-October-2018 – Birth Announcement              

We wish to congratulate Captain Brian Rowe for becoming a grandfather (AGAIN). Captain’s Rowes daughter Alex gave birth to Amelia Grace Fergen Friday. Amelia weighed 8 pounds and 9 ounces. Both Amelia andAlex are doing fine.

25/October/2018 – Camper Fire – “B” Shift

A camper, that was used as a residence,  was destroyed in an evening fire in the 1100 block of Treu Street Thursday 25-October. At 19:24, 9-1-1 Operators received reports of the fire advising the camper had flames coming from the inside. Engine 19 arrived a few minutes later to find the camper fully involved. A nearby pickup truck and several piles of stored materials were also burning. Firefighters deployed several handlines to combat the fire. Crews had the fire knocked down within 20 minutes, but were on the scene for 2-1/2 hours performing overhaul. Click here for more information.

24/October/2018 – Stop the Bleed Training

Colleton County Fire-Rescue, in cooperation with the Colleton County School District, began training teachers and other school staff on bleeding control and emergency measures Wednesday 24-October. The first training session was held at the Middle School after students had left for the day. The training primarily addresses bleeding control and the use of tourniquets for school staff members, since they would be the first on the scene of an emergency at a school facility. Click here for more information.
10/24/2018- Congratulations to Captain Jack Wimberly and his wife Angela on the birth of their son, Easton Joseph.  Easton was born on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 13:46.  He weighed in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 20 inches long.  Both mom and baby are doing well.

13/October/2018 – Fatal MVC with Air Evac – “B” Shift

A 46 yr. old man died from injuries received in a single car, high speed MVC in the 3300 block of McDanieltown Road north of Cottageville Saturday evening 13-October. The accident was reported at 22:40 after the north bound Volkswagen Passat left the roadway, struck a tree and flipped over several times. A passerby drove up on the accident and reported it to 9-1-1. Firefighter-Paramedics stationed in Cottageville, arrived minutes later to find the passenger car blocking one lane of McDanieltown Rd. Click here for more information.

13/October/2018 – ATV Accident with Air Evac – “A” Shift

A 23 year old female received multiple traumatic injuries and a head injury following an ATV accident in the 500 block of Nunuville Road Saturday morning 13-October at 04:12. The circumstances of the accident are being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office, but the female patient came off of the ATV and landed on the pavement. Firefighter-Paramedics found the woman semi-conscious. Click here for more information.

12/October/2018 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift 

A double wide mobile home suffered heavy damage during a morning fire in the 100 block of Claudia Court in Jacksonboro, Friday 12-October at 08:58. Engine 2 reporting seeing a large column of black smoke when leaving the fire station located ½ mile away. Upon arrival, crews reported smoke and flames visible from the building. Firefighters deployed multiple handlines to combat the fire. The residence received substantial damage. No one was home when the fire occurred and not injuries were reported. Click here for more information.

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