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24/May/2015 – Burn Patient with Air Evac – “C” Shift

A two year old girl suffered third degree burns to her feet in an accident off of Camp Buddy Road Sunday afternoon 24-May at 12:04. The child’s mother reported some family members had been camping the previous night and she returned to the location Sunday morning. The child was playing with other children when she accidently ran through hot coals left from a camp fire the night before. The mother drove the girl toward Walterboro and met Medic 19 on Cottageville Highway (US Hwy 17-A) near Featherbed Road. Click here for more information.

24/May/2015 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A mobile home was destroyed in an early morning fire at 41 Turtle Court Sunday 24-May. At 05:45 the incident was reported to 9-1-1. Engine 9 arrived to find the doublewide mobile home fully involved. The roof and most of the walls had already burned away. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two 1-3/4” handlines to combat the fire. The remaining wall studs collapsed shortly after crews arrived. The home was located on a rural dead end street near the Edisto River about five miles east of Cottageville. Click here for more information.

23/May/2015 – High Speed MVC – “B” Shift

A 70 year old man narrowly missed being struck by a vehicle Saturday morning 23-May at Toby’s Bluff Bait and Tackle Shop in Islandton. At 11:04, the man was performing yard work around the exterior of the building located at 17600 Sniders Hwy, when a Mercury Monarch attempted to turn on to Dopson Road from Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63) at a high rate of speed. The man heard the tires squealing as the car slide sideways. Click here for more information.

22/May/2015 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A passing motorist reported a home burning Friday evening 22-May at 3541 Azalea Patch Road. At 22:15, the first caller to 9-1-1 advised the home was well involved with flames coming through the roof. Firefighters arrived minutes later to find the ranch style home approximately 80 percent involved and most of the roof had already collapsed. A large workshop behind the home was being threatened. Click here for more information.

21-May-2015 – School Bus vs Car MVC – “C” Shift

A loaded school bus and a small pick-up truck collided head-on near the intersection of Rehoboth Road (SC Hwy 651) and Addison Road Thursday afternoon 21-May at 16:01. Fire-Rescue responded with two Engines, three Ambulances and one First Paramedic Response vehicle. The roadway in the vicinity of the accident was blocked due to the accident. There were over thirty students on the bus, but only seven complained of minor, non-life threatening injuries. Click here for more information.

18-23 May – Annual Pumper Testing

Our Logistics Division with the help of several off-duty personnel conducted annual pumper testing the week of 18 May through 23 May. The crew began at 07:00 each day running nearly until dark. They relocated and/or transported 43 Engines, Quints and the ARFF during the week. All units passed with only a few adjustments required by Fleet Management. Asst. Chief Stallings grilled out for those assisting each day so they did not have to leave the test pit. Click here for more information.

20 & 22 May - EMS Week Luncheons

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 20-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 on the hospital grounds. Click here for more information.

19/May/2015 – MVC with Entrapment & Air Evac – “A” Shift

Two people were injured in a high speed single car MVC in the 4900 block of Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) near Nursery Lane Tuesday afternoon 19-May at 13:55. The northbound Explorer left the roadway, then struck a ditch bank on the southbound side of the road. The car began to flip over, but struck a tree crushing the roof and trapping the passenger. Click here for more information.

19/May/2015 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift 

A 20 year old female was transported to Colleton Medical Center after her car was struck in the driver’s side by a tractor trailer causing heavy damage. The accident occurred at the intersection of Bells Hwy and Mt. Carmel Road Tuesday morning 19-May at 11:57. The patient suffered non-life threatening injuries, but was unable to exit the vehicle due to the damage. Click here for more information.

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