Colleton County Fire-Rescue


23/July/2017 Traumatic Injury with Air Evac B Shift 

Incident # 17-05088 At 15:00 Sunday afternoon 23-July, Medic 18 was dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Beavers Pass Road south of Smoaks. A 63 year old male accidently chopped his foot with an axe while working in the yard causing severe damage and heavy bleeding. Firefighter-Paramedics placed C.A.R.E. Flight on standby while enroute to the location. Once on scene, the crew controlled the bleeding and bandaged the wound. They requested a scene landing and directed the helicopter to land at the Elementary School at Bells Crossroads. Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded to Bells Crossroads and established a landing zone in the front yard of the school. Medic 18 transported the patient to the school and transferred the patient to the Flight Crew without incident. The patient was flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston.

Medic 18, Battalion 1 and Car 112 responded. Battalion Chief Brent Dalton served as Incident Commander.