23/August/2015 Tractor Trailer MVC A
A MVC involving three tractor trailers blocked northbound I-95 near
the 67 mile marker Sunday afternoon 23-August at 17:17. Engine 26
and Medic 1 encountered backed up traffic several miles south of the
accident. On arrival they discovered two tractor trailers
jack-knifed, one blocking the outside lane and one blocking both
travel lanes. A third tractor trailer had been struck in the side
and was stuck in the soft grassy shoulder. Click
here for more information.
Our condolences go out to Firefighter/Paramedic Alex Koontz for the death of
his father, Vernon. He will be cremated, with a wake with Family and
friends in Canton, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations
to your local hospice or compassionate care center. Please keep Firefighter/Paramedic Koontz and his family in your thoughts and
Congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Joseph Holmes for completing his
NREMT-Paramedic Written and Practical Examinations and obtaining his
Paramedic Certification. We wish him the best for this new chapter in
his fire service career.
19/August/2015 MVC w Roll Over C Shift
A 50 yr. old man was seriously injured when the dump truck he was
driving over-turned in the 7200 block of Round O Road at Harlequin
Lane Wednesday morning 19-August at 11:23. The truck was southbound
on Round O Road when the driver advised a north bound vehicle force
him off the road in a curve. The truck dropped off of the shoulder
and lost control while returning to the roadway. The large
International dump truck flipped completely over, spilling its load
and coming to rest on its wheels. Click here
for more information.
19/August/2015 Fatal MVC with Double
Entrapment B Shift
An early morning, two car accident in the 8900 block of Charleston
Highway (SC Hwy 64) claimed the life of a 51 year old man and
critically injured a 27 year old Walterboro woman. The accident was
reported at 05:49, Wednesday morning 19-August just east of
Featherbed Road (Neyles Crossroads). Apparently a west bound 2008
Impala lost control in a curve and began sliding sideways. The
Impala was struck in the drivers side by an east bound Pontiac
Bonneville. Click here for more
8/17/2015- Funeral arrangements from Elaine Harvey
Visitation will be held at Herndon Funeral Home in Varnville, Tuesday
evening 18-August from 18:00 to 20:00. The funeral Home is located at 1074
Yemassee Hwy, Varnville. 803-943-5016
The Funeral Services will be held in the chapel at the Funeral Home on
Wednesday at 14:00.
Sadly, retired Firefighter-Paramedic Elaine Harvey passed away this morning.
She was with her family and passed away peacefully at her home following a
long illness. We will provide funeral arrangements as we receive them.
Please remember her family in your prayers.
The Department wishes to congratulate Firefighter-Paramedic David
Goins & Monica McCrackin on the birth of their son Spencer Paul
Goins. Spencer was born on 6-August. He weighed 8.1 pounds and was
21 inches. All members of the family are doing great.
10/August/2015 MVC w/entrapment & Air Evac
A 24 year old Brunson woman was critically injured in a high speed
MVC on Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63) east of Jonas Road Monday afternoon
10-August. At 15:35, 9-1-1 Dispatchers in both Colleton and Hampton
Counties began receiving reports of the crash. Several callers gave
different locations reporting the incident along a two mile stretch
of SC Hwy 63 in both Counties. Emergency units from both Colleton
and Hampton went to the scene. Colleton Engine 15 arrived to find a
Kia SUV with massive damage against a tree. Click
here for more information.
08/August/2015 MVC w/entrapment & Air Evac /
A 76 year old man received suspected life
threatening injuries in a high speed, single car accident on Green
Pond Highway (SC Hwy 303) at the intersection of Wood Road. The
accident occurred Saturday evening 08-August at 18:39. The small car
left the roadway and struck an oak tree head-on causing heavy damage
to the car and trapping the driver. The tree intruded almost to the
fire wall. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later to find the
man semi-conscious. Click here for more
08/August/2015 Shooting Incident with Air
Evac A Shift
A 37 year old Islandton woman was injured
during a domestic dispute at 3466 Adnah Church Road, Saturday
evening 08-August. At 17:45, the woman received a single GSW to the
neck, which exited through her upper back. She had the external
bleeding control with a towel when Firefighter-Paramedics arrived.
Medic 18s crew quickly treated her at the scene and requested a
medical helicopter. Click here for more
05/August/2015 MVC with Air Evac A Shift
Three people were injured in a two vehicle, high speed MVC on
Jacksonboro Road approximately Ό mile south of Round O Road
Wednesday afternoon 5-August. At 16:23, the two pickup trucks
collided in a construction zone. Engine 9 and Medic 9 arrived
minutes later to find the roadway blocked and three people in the
larger truck complaining of injuries. A second ambulance and medical
helicopter were requested. Click here for
01/August/2015 Fatal MVC with Entrapment
A 48 year old Green Pond man died in a single car MVC Saturday
morning 01-August on Clover Hill Road approximately Ύ of a mile east
of Wisteria Road. The east bound Lincoln left the roadway at a high
rate of speed, hit an embankment and several trees which caused the
car to flip over. The driver was ejected from the car.
Firefighter-Paramedics were notified of the accident at 05:05 and
arrived minutes later. They found the car in the ditch laying on its
roof. Click here for more information.
We congratulate Firefighter II-Paramedic Jason Benton for obtaining his
National Registry Paramedic certification. Benton graduated from Rescue
Training in Savannah Georgia in June and successfully completed testing on
30-July. We wish him the best for this new chapter in his fire service
29/July/2015 Mutual Aid Structure Fire C
Stations 4 and 15 responded as mutual aid to Hampton County for a
multi-alarm, multiple structure, equipment, and vehicle fires at 375
Gilbert Road off of Salkehatchie Road on Wednesday afternoon
29-July. The request was received at 15:21 for apparatus and
personnel. Witnesses advised a woman set a farm house and most of
the structures on the property ablaze. Click
here for more information.