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24/August/2016 – Carolina Children’s Charity

The Carolina Children’s Charity sponsored a meal for Colleton County Firefighters for their continued support in assisting with the fund raising efforts for the organization. The meal was donated by the Kickin’ Chicken Restaurant, Roper St Francis Hospital and the Charity Board of Directors. The event was held at Station # 19 on Wednesday afternoon 24-August. Firefighters enjoyed a generous meal and all on duty crews and several volunteer firefighters participated. Click here for more information.

24/August/2016 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

An adult female received non-life threatening injuries after her vehicle collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 95 near the 40 mile marker northbound, Wednesday afternoon 24-August at 16:13. The driver’s side of the Chevrolet Impala suffered heavy damage, as well as the Kenworth truck receiving substantial damage to the chassis. Firefighter-Paramedics found the car in the breakdown lane just north of the Combahee River Bridge. Crews began treating her injuries prior to the extrication. Firefighters used Holmatro Hydraulic Tools to remove both driver’s side doors and the “B” post. Click here for more information.

22/August/2016 – Industrial Rescue – “C” Shift 

An adult male received injuries to his arm after he was caught between two rollers at an industrial plant on Industrial Road Monday 22-August at 16:17. The man’s arm was pinched between large rollers. Co-workers used a large steel bar to relieve pressure on his extremity and assisted firefighters during the incident. Firefighter-Paramedics carried a large amount of equipment into the plant. They used Holmatro Hydraulic tools, Holmatro High Pressure Air Bags and hand tools to disassemble and displace portions of the machine. Click here for more info.

14/August/2016 – Car vs Tree MVC – “A” Shift 

A 74 year old Hampton woman was critically injured in a single car high speed MVC in the 13000 block of Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63) Sunday evening 14-August. Initial reports to 9-1-1 indicated the car left the roadway and struck a large pine tree trapping the occupants. Bystanders were able to force open the passenger door and remove the female passenger prior to the arrival of Fire-Rescue. She was in cardiac arrest. Engine 15 arrived quickly and Firefighters began CPR. Click here for more information.

13/August/2016 – Moped vs Pickup Truck MVC – “C” Shift

An adult male was severely injured after his moped was struck by a pickup truck in the 14600 block of Bells Hwy (SC Hwy 64) Saturday afternoon 13-August at 12:09. Both vehicles were traveling west bound on Bells Hwy, when the slower moving moped was struck from behind. The small cycle received moderate damage and driver suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics found the man lying on the ground with moped on top of him. Click here for more information.

13/August/2016 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

Firefighters saved a Cottageville home early Saturday morning 13-August. At 02:59, 9-1-1 received a report from the homeowner that the residence was on fire. Engine 9 arrived at 11408 Cottageville Hwy. to find heavy charged black smoke coming from the eaves on all sides of the building with flames visible from the roof at the rear of the single story wood frame structure. Crews deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and found most of the fire was in the attic. Access to the attic was limited, but firefighters pulled the tongue and grove ceiling in several areas to extinguish the flames. Click here for more information.

12/August/2016 – MVC with Overturned Vehicle – “A” Shift

Four people were injured in a two vehicle MVC at the intersection of Bells Hwy and Upchurch Lane in front of Zaxby’s Restaurant Friday evening 12-August. At 20:54, an Infiniti QX4 SUV and a Ford Pickup truck collided causing the SUV to overturn blocking the two west bound lanes of Bells Hwy. Three teenagers in the SUV complained of injuries, with two being transported to Colleton Medical Center. One person in the pickup truck received minor injuries and denied ambulance transportation.  Click here for more information.

10/August/2016 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

An adult male received life threatening injuries after his vehicle crashed into the wooded median on Interstate 95 near the 56 mile marker, Wednesday morning 10-August at 01:33. The southbound Mercedes lost control at a high rate of speed, entered the median and struck several trees. The car then overturned trapping the driver. Battalion 1 arrived to find the vehicle with heavy damage, down an embankment on its side. Click here for more information.

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