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26/March/2015 – MVC with Traumatic Injuries – “C” Shift

A 42 year old man suffered critical injuries following a motorcycle MVC in the 5400 block of Pearce Road north of Cottageville at 02:10, 26-March. A motorist called 9-1-1 reporting that he found the man lying in the middle of the road. A motorcycle was found near the man. Medic 9 arrived to find the man unconscious lying in the middle of the roadway. It appeared the motorcycle had struck a deer. He suffered critical traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.

25/March/2015 – Structure Fire – “C” shift

A residence at 405 Lakeshore Drive suffered moderate damage from a fire in a bedroom, Wednesday afternoon 25-March at 18:38. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find smoke coming from the eaves of the single family dwelling. Firefighter-Paramedics made entry through the front door with one handline and encountered heavy smoke and heat conditions inside the structure. They made their way to the back of the home and quickly extinguished the fire in the back bedroom. Click here for more information.

25/March/2015 – Prom DUI Demo at High School

Fire-Rescue was one of several agencies who participated in a motor vehicle accident demonstration at Colleton County High School Wednesday morning 25-March at 10:00. The demo was held in the parking lot next to the stadium and was organized by the students to drive home the message about alcohol use while driving and the need to wear seat belts. Click here for more information.

23/March/2015 – MCI School Bus Accident – “C” Shift

Thirty One patients were treated at Colleton Medical Center after a loaded school bus over-turned in the 1100 block of St. Peters Road Monday morning 23-March. At 07:11, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the location for a reported over-turned school bus with entrapment. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find a large crowd in the roadway and a school bus laying on the passenger side in the ditch. A quick survey of the scene revealed that everyone was off of the bus. Click here for more information.

22/March/2015 – Fatal MVC – “C” Shift

A 27 year old Colleton County man lost his life due to injuries received in a single car crash on I-95 near the 47 mile marker northbound. He was the driver of a Volvo station wagon that left the roadway at a high rate of speed and struck several trees in the median. Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the location on Sunday afternoon 22-March at 18:12. Units arrived the find the car in the wooded median with heavy damage to the driver’s side. Click here for more information.

21/March/2015 - High Speed MVC - “B” Shift

A high speed tractor trailer MVC sent a 50 year old male to Colleton Medical Center Saturday morning 21-March at 08:55. The southbound tractor trailer left the roadway on I-95 near the 64 mile marker and entered the woods on the right shoulder causing heavy damage to the truck. The vehicle struck several pine trees, breaking them off. The entire load of milk was ejected through the front of the trailer littering the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived the find the cab covered with trees. Click here for more information.

20 and 21 March - Safe Kids Fair – “A” and “B” shifts

The annual Safe Kids Safety Fair was held at the National Guard Armory Friday and Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00. All third grade students were brought to the fair on Friday morning to rotate through the exhibits. The event is sponsored by the Safe Kids Coalition from Colleton Medical Center. Displays included, Colleton County Fire-Rescue, Colleton Medical Center... click here for more information.

19 & 20/March/2015 – Moped Accidents with a Fatality – “C”&”A” Shifts

One man died and another was critically injured in separated motor vehicle collisions involving mopeds Thursday and Friday. A 62 year old Green Pond man died Friday from injuries he sustained Thursday afternoon 19-March. At 14:19, Fire-Rescue was notified of a Moped that was struck by a car on ACE Basin Parkway (US Hwy. 17) at Wood Road. Station 6 is located one block from the scene and arrived one minute later. Click here for more information.

18/March/2015 - Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment - "B" Shift

A two car motor vehicle collision left four people injured and one trapped on Robertson Blvd at Rivers Street on Wednesday, 15-March at 17:11.  Initial reports indicated that the driver of one of the vehicles was trapped.  Engine 1 arrived to find two vehicles, both with heavy damage, approximately 100 yards from each other.  The driver of one of the vehicles was trapped.  Click here for more information.

15/March/2015 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

One firefighter was injured and a residential dwelling destroyed Sunday morning 15-March. At 01:15, Fire-Rescue was notified of a reported explosion and house fire at 461 Three Mile Road, north of Walterboro. Engine 19 arrived to the rural dirt road minutes later to find the single story wood frame dwelling fully involved. Click here for more information.

14/March/2015 – SEFS Cooking Completion

Colleton County Fire Rescue participated in the South Carolina Fire Academy’s “Southeastern Fire School Smoke and Fire – Cook Off”. Teams were judged on two categories, Pulled Pork and Chili. Teams began cooking at 08:00 to be judged at 16:30.  Ten teams registered but because of poor weather only five teams participated in the competition. Click here for more information.

13/March/2015 – Equipment Fire – “B” Shift

A routine fire alarm escalated to a structural response at 150 Cougar Nation Drive, Colleton County High School, Friday evening 13-March. At 22:08 during a heavy thunderstorm, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the 325,000 sq.ft. main facility for a fire alarm activation. When Engine 19 arrived, they were flagged down by a school official at the gym entrance and advised there was smoke in the building... click here for more information.
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