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25/May/2016 – High Speed MVC – “B” Shift 

A 46 year old Varnville woman was critically injured after her vehicle collided head-on with a loaded log truck on Sniders Hwy. (SC Hwy 63) at Schoolhouse Road. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon, 25-May at 14:28. Another tractor trailer was also involved. The Chevrolet pickup suffered heavy damage and caught fire with the woman inside. The truck driver used a portable fire extinguisher to douse the flames, while bystanders pulled the woman from the wreckage. Their quick actions contributing to saving her life.  Click here for more information.

20/May/2016 – First Responder Dinner

Local Girl Scout Troop 294 hosted a dinner for area First Responders on 20-May at Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church. The Troop prepared lasagna dinners with side plates and desserts. Meals were available for dine-in or to go. Dine-in patrons were served by the Girl Scouts!  Fire-Rescue stations were rotated through so all on-duty personnel could participate. Click here for more information.

5/19/2016- Message to All CCFR Personnel from Girl Scout Troop 294
We Stand Together - Girl Scout Troop 294 would like to invite all area First Responders to have dinner on us.  We will be serving lasagna dinner to all the men and women who help save lives and keep us safe.  Join us at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church (925 South Jefferies Blvd) from 5-7pm on Friday, May 20th, 2016.  We will be serving homemade lasagna, fresh corn, side salad, and fresh strawberry shortcake for dessert (with your choice of Tea, Lemonade, or bottled water).  Dine in with us or pick up a box and go!  For all CCFR, WPD, CCSO, and Dispatch.

19/May/2016 – MVC with ejection – “A” Shift 

A 50 year old Cottageville man was critically injured in a single car high speed MVC in the 4200 block of Rehoboth Road (SC Hwy 651) just south of Bazzle Road Thursday afternoon 19-May at 17:12. The southbound 2004 Ford Mustang lost control in a curve, over corrected and entered the northbound ditch. The car struck a driveway culvert, became airborne and flipped over at least once. The vehicle struck a small tree, breaking it in half before coming to rest on its roof. The driver was partially ejected through the rear window. Click here for more info.

18-May – EMS Week Luncheon at CMC

Colleton Medical Center and their staff provided a full course luncheon in honor of Pre-hospital Emergency Medical providers in conjunction with National EMS Week, Wednesday 18-May. Fire-Rescue, LifeNet, surrounding county EMS Departments, several private ambulance providers, Hospital Staff and Doctors attended. The Hospital Emergency Department Director, Christy Judy, coordinated the event which was held in the hospital due to rainy weather. The meal was prepared by the Hospital’s Chef. CMC CEO Brad Griffin also attended.  Click here for more information.

17/May/2016 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

Two adult males were injured in a high speed single car MVC in the 2700 block of Bells Hwy (SC Hwy 64) at Jones Swamp Road Tuesday evening 17-May at 18:55. According to a witness, the east bound Ford pickup truck lost control and flipped over multiple times. The truck came to rest up an embankment on the west bound side of the highway, lying on its roof. Engine 26 arrived to find the passenger on the ground near the road outside of the vehicle. The man crawled to the location following the collision. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

15/May/2016 – EMS Memorial Ceremony

Twenty Two Paramedics and EMT’s names were added to the State EMS Memorial in a ceremony held at the site near St. Mathews in Calhoun County Sunday afternoon 15-May. The event is coordinated throughout the year, but highlights a bike ride beginning in Beaufort where a rider for each name makes the three day trek thorough the Lowcountry. Fire and EMS units from each county escort the bike riders safely through their jurisdictions, providing rest stops along the route. A support team also accompanies the riders on their journey. Click here for more information.

14/May/2016 – MVC w Multiple Patients – “B” Shift

Two adults and four teenagers were injured in a two car collision at the intersection of Bells Hwy (SC Hwy 64) and Upchurch Lane Saturday evening 14-May. At 19:23 the compact car and minivan collided causing the min-van to flip over on its side. Fire-Rescue, Walterboro Police and Fire units responded. The two adults in the van were transported to Colleton Medical Center. Three of the teenagers ranging in age from 15 to 19 were transported to CMC, while a 19 year old male with significant injuries was transported by Fire-Rescue Medic 19 to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville. Click here for more info.

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

An 800 square foot barn was destroyed when an unattended debris fire was blown into a field in the 1100 block of Green Pond Hwy. Friday afternoon 13-May. At 14:40, multiple reports were made to 9-1-1 advising of the field and building fire. Engine 1 arrived minutes later to find the barn fully involved. The structure collapsed shorted after firefighters arrived. Crews deployed multiple handlines to extinguish the blaze. Water supply was handled with Tenders. Firefighters were on the scene for 1-1/2 hours.  Click here for more information.

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