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We wish to offer condolences to County Administrator Kevin Griffin and his family. Mr. Griffin’s mother Ms. Thomasine Brice passed away yesterday, 16-September. The visitation will be held Wednesday, 17-September at Dukes Harley Funeral Home in Orangeburg from 18:00 to 20:00. The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 on Thursday at First Baptist Church in St. Matthews.  Please remember the family in your prayers.

We wish to offer condolences to the Polk Family and the Islandton Community. Everett Polk, who served as Fire Chief of the Islandton Fire Department (Stations 10 and 15) for more than 20 years, passed away last night. Visitation will be held at Herndon’s Funeral Home on Bells Hwy. in Walterboro Thursday 18-September from 18:00 to 21:00. The funeral service will be conducted at Rice Patch Church on Sniders Highway in Islandton Friday 19-September at 11:00. We thank Chief Polk for his many years of dedicated service to Colleton County and the residents of the Islandton Community. Please remember the family in your prayers.
The 2014 Fire Prevention Schedule has been finalized.  Click here to view the schedule.

13/Sept/2014 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

Two people were injured in a head-on collision in the 14000 block of Cottageville Highway Saturday evening 13-Sept at 21:32. The two passenger cars collided in the west bound lane on the dark rainy stretch of rural highway. The driver of a Pontiac Grand Am was entrapment. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the highway littered with debris and a Mercedes convertible blocking the highway. Click here for more information.

13/Sept/2014 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

At 18:06 Saturday 13-Sept, Fire-Rescue units were sent to 2257 Mount Carmel Road for a structure fire. Engine 26 arrived within two minutes to encounter a locked gate. Firefighters used bolt cutters to gain access, then drove down a long driveway to find a large three story residential dwelling with moderate smoke coming from all eaves around the building. Click here for more information.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue will be conducting Pre-Employment Testing (PET) on November 19-21, 2014.  Interested Firefighter/EMT's and Firefighter/Paramedics should visit the employment page for additional information.

03/September/2014 – School Bus MVC – “A” Shift

A loaded Lowcountry Community Action Agency school bus lost control in the 8500 block of Cottageville Highway (US Hwy 17-A) Wednesday morning 03-September. The accident was reported at 08:36 after the bus left the roadway and drove down an embankment stopping in the ditch. The bus received minor damage. Engine 9 and Medic 9 arrived to find three adults and twenty seven pre-K children in the grassy area next to the highway. Click here for more information.

03/September/2014 – Traumatic Injury with Air Evac – “C” Shift

A deer hunter was severely injured after falling approximately 20 feet from a deer stand Wednesday morning 03-September. At 07:34 Fire-Rescue was notified of the incident off of Lodge Highway (SC Hwy 217) near Lumber Road (SC Hwy 362). Engine 7 and Medic 18 arrived near the location and was taken by 4x4 pickup truck approximately one mile into the woods. Click here for more information.

02/September/2014 – Traumatic Injury with Air Evac – “C” Shift

An adult male was seriously injured after falling approximately 20 feet while loading a truck off of the 22000 block of Bells Highway Tuesday morning 02-September at 10:28. Medic 18 arrived to the field and had to be taken to the patient in a pickup truck. The man was found unconscious. A medical helicopter was requested and a landing zone was established at the baseball field in the Town of Lodge. Click here for more information.

01/September/2014 - MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift

Two people were injured after a small car collided with a full sized pickup truck in the intersection of Robertson Blvd and Cottageville Highway Monday 01-Sept at 12:49. The car was struck in the passenger side doors with approximately 8 inches of intrusion. The driver was removed from the vehicle with full spinal precautions, but rescuers had difficulty extricating the passenger. Click here for more information.
Congratulations for Captain Josh Thomas on the birth of his daughter.  Harley Anastasia Marie Thomas was born on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 13:41 hours at Colleton Medical Center.  She was 19.5 inches long and weighed 7 lbs, 3 oz.  All are doing well.  Click here for more information.

26/August/2014 – Structure Fires – “A” Shift 

Two homes were damaged and one work shop destroyed in an early morning fire that started at 160 Boone Street in the Country Estates Subdivision Tuesday morning 26-August. At 1:45, 9-1-1 Operators began receiving reports of the fire in a work shop and a home located behind the work shop. Car 118 arrived to find the 20x40 block work shop fully involved and a single story residential dwelling approximately 30% involved. Click here for more information.
ALL PERSONNEL: The Colleton County School District has identified some unsafe areas at the Cottageville Elementary School landing zone.  Click here to see the information.

19/August/2014 – MVC with ejections & 2 Air Evacs – “A” Shift

Eight people were injured, two critically in a single car high speed roll over collision in the 10100 block of Lowcountry Highway north of Memory Drive Tuesday evening 19-August at 21:48. The north bound 2001 Chevrolet Suburban left the roadway and overturned multiple times ejecting two occupants. The SUV came to rest on its wheels in a corn field on the dark stretch of rural highway. Click here for more information.

16/August/2014 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “A” Shift

A 26 year old man received severe multi-traumatic injuries in a high speed single car MVC in the 600 block of Chestnut Drive Saturday, 16-August. At 11:47, 9-1-1 Operators received several calls reporting a small in the ditch at this location, with a man trapped inside. Engine 19 and Medic 19 arrived  four minutes later to discover the Honda Prelude with heavy damage. Click here for more information.

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