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

A two car garage was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday morning 02-May. At 00:18, Fire-Rescue was notified of the incident at 1016 Lowcountry Hwy.(US Hwy 21)  Engine 13 arrived two minutes later to find the single story building well involved. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to the building to battle the blaze. A nearby residential dwelling and a vehicle were also endangered, but crews were able to protect them both. It took approximately 20 minutes to gain control of the fire. Firefighters were on the scene for three hours. Click here for more information. 
Colleton County Fire-Rescue will be holding pre-employment testing (PET) to fill two full-time Firefighter/Paramedic positions (24/48 shifts) and one full-time Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter only (must obtain EMT within one year) assigned to D-shift (Monday through Friday, 0800-1800).  Applications must be sent in through the SC Works office.  Click here for more information.  If you have submitted your application and have not received a phone call scheduling you for testing, please contact Fire-Rescue headquarters at (843) 539-1960.

26/April/2016 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

A single vehicle MVC sent two adult females to the hospital Tuesday afternoon 26-April. At approximately 18:27, a southbound Ford pickup left the roadway on Rehoboth Road (SC Hwy 651) at Van Dyke Road. The truck flipped over several times before coming to rest on the driver’s side. Both occupants were trapped in the wreckage. It is believed the driver suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash. Crews from Station # 9, located a mile from the scene, arrived within minutes. Click here for more information.

26/April/2016 – MVC with Air Evac – “B” Shift

An adult male was critically injured after he failed to negotiate a curve and crashed his motorcycle Tuesday afternoon 26-April at 18:11. The man was running from Walterboro Police units and fled south on Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) reaching speeds in the triple digits prior to the crash. He turned west on to Brick Chimney Road and lost control in the 700 block. The man was ejected from the motorcycle and thrown into the woods. The motorcycle landed approximately 120 feet west and caught fire. Click here for more information.

18/April/2016 - Fatal Shooting Incident – “B” Shift

An adult male was fatally shot at 126 Lewis Street Monday morning 18-April. At 00:27, 9-1-1 received reports of gun fire at the location. Walterboro Police units arrived within minutes and secured the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics found the male victim with multiple wounds inside the home. He had no signs of life. WPD and the Coroner’s Office are investigating the incident. Colleton County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted with scene control. Click here for more information.  

16/April/2016 – MVC with Entrapment – “A” Shift

Two vehicles collided head-on in the 3800 block of Charleston Hwy (SC Hwy 64) Saturday evening 16-April. Callers notified 9-1-1 at 20:11 advising one person was trapped in the wreckage. Fire-Rescue arrived to find both passenger cars on the east bound shoulder with front end heavy damage. The male driver of the Malibu suffered life threatening injuries and quickly stabilized at the scene. He was rapidly transported to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical in Summerville in Medic 19 with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board to assist with his care. Click here for more information.

16/April/2015 – Lowcountry Regional Airport Annual Air Show 

The Lowcountry Regional Airport hosted their annual Wings and Wheels air and antique automobile show Saturday 16-April. The weather was beautiful and the event was attended by several thousand spectators. The crowds were treated to vintage aircraft, aerobatics, para-troopers, vintage, modern and experimental aircraft and an antique car show. Stations 19, 24 and LifeNet 4 covered the event. Click here for more information.

Our condolences go out to Captain Roger Johnston on the death of his mother-in-law.  Melanie Elaine Bouchette McClure, 52, of Rowesville, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 at her residence.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Memorial Church of the Nazarene in Orangeburg, with the Rev. Billy Williams and the Rev. Kevin Sprague. Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Memorial Church of the Nazarene, 569 Berry St. in Orangeburg. Memorials may be made to Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 1012 Whitman St., Orangeburg, SC 29115.
15/April/2016- We wish to congratulate Firefighter/Paramedic Brian Bishop and his wife Whitney on the birth of their son.  Seth Connor Bishop was born on 4/14/2016 weighing 8.2 pounds and 20.75" long.  Both Whitney and Seth are doing great.

10/April/2016 – Car vs Building – “A” Shift

A woman and four children were transported to Colleton Medical Center after a minivan ran into the 100 building at Lincoln Apartments, 404 Witsell Street, Sunday afternoon 10-April. At 13:47, 9-1-1 received a report of the accident reporting the woman and children were trapped in the van. Walterboro Police Officers arrived quickly and determined no one was trapped. After Medic 1 arrived, they began treating the injured and requested a second Medic Unit due to the number of patients. Click here for more information.

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