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15/February/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A doublewide mobile home received heavy damage in a mid-afternoon fire Friday 15-February. At 12:19, 9-1-1 received reports of smoke and flames coming from the home located at 5426 Jefferies Hwy. Engine 19 arrived five minutes later to find heavy smoke conditions and flames coming from under the residence from all sides and heavy fire conditions on the back porch. Some passer-bys hooked to a vehicle and drug it away from the burning house. Click here for more information.

14/February/2019 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

Firefighter-Paramedics quickly gained control of a fire in a residence at 339 Cane Street Thursday afternoon 14-February. At 15:17, several callers to 9-1-1 reported a fire at the residence. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find heavy black smoke coming from the front of the doublewide mobile home and large amount of flames across the rear of the structure. Crews deployed two handlines to the building with one crew knocking down the flames across the back porch and the second crew making entry through the front door. Click here for more information.

14/February/2019 – Bleeding Control Training Cottageville Elem

Fire-Rescue personnel conducted another Active Shooter and Bleeding Control Training Session for the teachers and staff at Cottageville Elem School Thursday, 14-February. The training aims to educate the first people on the scene how to properly manage bleeding injuries and improve their skills during an active shooter incident. Fire-Rescue is working with the School District to train the teachers, bus drivers and other staff members. Bleeding Control Kits have been placed in the schools. The kits were purchased by the School District and Fire-Rescue through two separate grants. Click here for more information.

09/February/2019 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A Ruffin home was heavily damaged in a mid-afternoon fire at 827 Norris Drive Saturday 09-February. At 14:46, 9-1-1 was notified of a fire in the kitchen of the singlewide mobile home. The occupant advised they heard a pop and then noticed fire coming from an outlet in the kitchen. The fire quickly spread through the wall into the kitchen and living area. Fire-Rescue units arrived minutes later to find heavy smoke conditions with flames visible from both sides of the mobile home. Click here for more information.

08-February-2019 – Second Group of CCMS PNT visits the EOC

The second half of the Colleton County Middle School 6th Grade students visited the newly refurbished County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Friday morning 08-February. Deputy Fire Chief Dr. David Greene and Captain Janet Laney conducted the tour of the facility explaining the operations during an emergency or disaster and how the Center utilizes representatives from area agencies and businesses to meet the needs of the Community during a large scale event. Click here for more information.

02/February/2019 – CERT Basic Training – “C” Shift

Six people completed the Colleton County Fire-Rescue Emergency Management Division's (EMD) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training on 02-February.  Julie Dimitrov instructed the course.  On the last day of class, students put into action what they learned throughout the course. With the assistance of Fire-Rescue staff and Explorers at Station 19, the class participated in a mock cribbing exercise, extinguished a fire, worked together to carry a victim in a blanket, and worked through triage scenarios. Click here for more information.

02/February/2019 – MVC with Air Evac – “C” Shift

A 12 year old boy was critically injured in an ATV accident near Islandton Saturday afternoon 02-February at 13:18. The accident occurred in a wooded area off of the 2900 block of Polk Road. The child received multiple traumatic injuries including a severe head injury. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated him on the scene and requested the C.A.R.E. Flight medical helicopter to meet the ambulance at Bells Crossroads. Firefighters set up a landing zone in the field in front of Bells Elementary School. Click here for more information.

27/January/2019 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

A two car, high speed MVC sent three people to the hospital Sunday evening 27-January. At 18:31, two passenger vehicles collided at the intersection of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy17-A) and McDanieltown Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped, however the injured person was able to exit the vehicle prior to the arrival of First Responders. Three off duty Fire-Rescue Paramedics who were traveling south on Cottageville Hwy. witnessed the accident and stopped to render aid. Two Fire-Rescue ambulances were assigned to the incident. Click here for more information.

19/January/2019 – Stabbing Incident – “A” Shift

An adult male was stabbed twice during an altercation in the 300 block of Keegan Drive Saturday evening 19-January at 18:53. The man was treated at the scene for the non-life threatening injuries, then transported to the ED at Colleton Medical Center by Fire-Rescue Medic 19. Sheriff’s Deputies working the scene arrested the suspect after he drove back by the scene and was identified by bystanders. He was taken the Colleton County Detention Center. Click here for more information.

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