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20/September/2018 – Fatal MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

A tragic high speed multi-vehicle collision in the 6300 block of Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63) east of Brick Road, resulted in the deaths of two people and critically injured two Hampton County women. The accident was reported at 11:52, Thursday morning 20-September. Fire-Rescue units arrived six minutes later and could see a large column of black smoke from five miles away. Arriving units found a well involved tractor trailer off in the woods, a Toyota Avalon with heavy damage in the woods near the rear of the tractor trailer and a small crossover type vehicle about 75 feet west which as also on fire. Click here for more information.

20/September/2018 – MVC with Ejection – “B” Shift

A 29 year old Ridgeway SC woman was critically injured in a single car collision in the 200 block of Bells Hwy at Eddie Chasteen Drive Thursday morning 20-September at 00:53. The eastbound SUV failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a utility pole before overturning in the roadway blocking both eastbound lanes of Bells Hwy. Firefighter-Paramedics found the woman unconscious lying in the roadway approximately ten feet from the automobile. Click here for more information.

We congratulate Fire-Rescue’s Administrative Manager Melody Ellis and Captain Blaine Harrison on becoming grandparents. Their daughter, Emily, gave birth to a 5 pound, 15 ounce girl at Colleton Medical Center. Stella is 14 inches long. Both Emily and Stella are doing fine.  

15/Sept/2018 – MVCs – “A” Shift

Two people were injured, one critically, in separate MVCs Saturday evening 15-September. The first occurred on Jacksonboro Road near Parkers Ferry Road at 21:24 when a small car left the roadway and appeared to have overturned. The 33 year old female driver was ejected from the car and found approximately 20 feet from the automobile. She suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics found the vehicle with heavy damage in a wooded area near a bridge. Click here for more information.

07/Sept – 15/Sept/2018 – EOC-Evacuation Shelter Operations

As Hurricane Florence approached the SC Coast, early forecasts predicted the storm making landfall on the Charleston, Colleton and/or Beaufort County coastlines. The Colleton Emergency Operations Center was opened Friday 07-Sept with minimal staffing and went to full staffing Sunday 09-September with two separate Incident Management teams working 12 hour shifts. Governor McMaster ordered an evacuation of the coast as the State Government prepared for a statewide event. The new shelter location at Colleton County High School was opened Monday to accept evacuees. Click here for more information.

09/Sept/2018 – MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

Two men were injured, one critically, in a single vehicle roll-over accident in the 600 block of Langdale Road that occurred Sunday morning 09-September at 00:57. The car was traveling at a high rate of speed and attempting to elude Law Enforcement when it went off the road several times and overturned. One person was initially trapped in the wreckage, but Firefighter-Paramedics were able to extricate him without the use of power tools. Two Fire-Rescue Ambulances responded to the scene. Click here for more information.

08/September/2018 – Kitchen Fire – “C” Shift

A fire on the stove damaged the kitchen in a small apartment at 4605 Jefferies Hwy Saturday night 08-September. At 22:09, 9-1-1 Operators received a report of smoke in an apartment at this location. A few minutes later, a second caller reported smoke in a different apartment. Engine 19 arrived minutes later and found light smoke coming from the one story building that was once a roadside motel. Crews identified the apartment containing the smoke and forced entry through the front door. Click here for more information.

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