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17/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

Two adult males received suspected life threatening injuries in a single car crash in the 3000 block of Charleston Hwy (SC Hwy 64), just east of Brittlebank Road, Friday evening 17-October. At 20:45, 9-1-1 received several reports of the accident advising a person was trapped and the car was on fire. Engine 24 arrived minutes later to find the Cadillac off the south side of the highway in a ditch. Click here for more information.
There will be a number of informational presentations on Ebola Hemorrhagic Virus (EHV).  Click here for more information and a schedule of the presentations.
We wish to congratulate Firefighter-Paramedic Brent Ellis on successfully obtaining Paramedic Certification. This one year training program requires a great commitment on behalf of the employee. Ellis completed the course at Lowcountry Regional EMS Council in Charleston.

07/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment, Air Evac & HazMat – “B” Shift

A 49 year old Walterboro woman was severely injured in a high speed MVC in the 1400 block of Confederate Highway (SC Hwy 641) Tuesday afternoon 07-October. At 15:28, 9-1-1 began receiving reports of an overturned tractor trailer with one person ejected. Callers advised the truck was on top of the patient. Click here for more information.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue is honored to once again be a partner host for the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Services live from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.  The Candlelight Service will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1800-1930 EDT.  The Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 0930-1200 EDT.  Click here to view the page that will carry the broadcast.

06/October/2014 – Fatal MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “A” shift

A 62 year old Colleton County man passed away at the MUSC Trauma Center following a motor vehicle accident on Robertson Blvd at Howe Ct. The accident was reported at 14:32 Monday afternoon 06-October. A caller notified 9-1-1 that a vehicle had left the roadway and was stuck in a culvert pipe. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the Nissan pickup truck in a concrete draining pipe under Howe Court. Click here for more information.

02/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment – “C” shift

An adult female received non-life threatening, multiple traumatic injuries in a single vehicle roll-over accident Thursday afternoon 02-October at 15:18. The woman was driving a Dodge pickup truck pulling a camping trailer northbound on I-95 near the 67 mile marker, when the trailer began swaying. This caused the pickup truck to lose control and over-turn.  The camper disintegrated into a pile of rubble as the pickup truck landed on the debris blocking one northbound lane. Click here for more information.
10/01/2014- Fire Prevention

Fire-Rescue began the month long Fire Prevention and Life Safety Education in the schools on 01-October. This year’s activities began at Black Street Early Development Center with the K-4 and K-5 programs.  The program actually runs throughout the year with presentations and demonstrations for all age groups, but a concentrated effort to teach the younger school aged children coincides with National Fire Prevention Week during October. Click here for more information.


01/October/2014 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

At 10:16 01-Oct, Firefighter-EMT Paul Bagley was returning home after a 24-hour shift. As he traveled along a rural stretch of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) he noticed heavy black smoke in the distance. Bagley determined the smoke was off of Youmans Lane, a dead end dirt road, and went to investigate. He found a singlewide mobile at the end of the road, fully involved and almost completely destroyed. Click here for more information.

28/September/2014 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

An 18 year old male was critically injured in a high speed MVC which occurred in the 1500 block of Maple Ridge Road Sunday afternoon 28-Sept at 14:29. An attentive resident’s persistence is credited with finding the teenager who was trapped in the wreckage, some 50 feet off of the roadway in the woods. Click here for more information.

28/Sept/2014 – Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

One person died and five others were injured in a shooting incident that occurred at 29 Sandy Dam Lane east of Walterboro Sunday morning, 28-Sept. At 06:42, 9-1-1 Dispatchers began receiving partial information about a person being shot at this location. While units were enroute, additional information was obtained indicating two people were shot. Click here for more information.

21/September/2014 – MVC with Burns – “A” Shift

A 43 year old Georgia man received first and second degree burns to his legs after his motorcycle caught fire Sunday afternoon 21-Sept at 13:39. The man was traveling southbound on I-95 near the 55 mile marker, when he noticed his motorcycle was burning. As he attempted to stop the bike on the median side of the Interstate, his pants also caught on fire. Click here for more information.
We wish to offer condolences to County Administrator Kevin Griffin and his family. Mr. Griffin’s mother Ms. Thomasine Brice passed away yesterday, 16-September. The visitation will be held Wednesday, 17-September at Dukes Harley Funeral Home in Orangeburg from 18:00 to 20:00. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 on Thursday at First Baptist Church in St. Matthews.  Please remember the family in your prayers.
We wish to offer condolences to the Polk Family and the Islandton Community. Everett Polk, who served as Fire Chief of the Islandton Fire Department (Stations 10 and 15) for more than 20 years, passed away last night. Visitation will be held at Herndon’s Funeral Home on Bells Hwy. in Walterboro Thursday 18-September from 18:00 to 21:00. The funeral service will be conducted at Rice Patch Church on Sniders Highway in Islandton Friday 19-September at 11:00. We thank Chief Polk for his many years of dedicated service to Colleton County and the residents of the Islandton Community. Please remember the family in your prayers.
The 2014 Fire Prevention Schedule has been finalized.  Click here to view the schedule.

13/Sept/2014 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

Two people were injured in a head-on collision in the 14000 block of Cottageville Highway Saturday evening 13-Sept at 21:32. The two passenger cars collided in the west bound lane on the dark rainy stretch of rural highway. The driver of a Pontiac Grand Am was entrapment. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the highway littered with debris and a Mercedes convertible blocking the highway. Click here for more information.

13/Sept/2014 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

At 18:06 Saturday 13-Sept, Fire-Rescue units were sent to 2257 Mount Carmel Road for a structure fire. Engine 26 arrived within two minutes to encounter a locked gate. Firefighters used bolt cutters to gain access, then drove down a long driveway to find a large three story residential dwelling with moderate smoke coming from all eaves around the building. Click here for more information.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue will be conducting Pre-Employment Testing (PET) on November 19-21, 2014.  Interested Firefighter/EMT's and Firefighter/Paramedics should visit the employment page for additional information.

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