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We are hiring and have increased hourly rates!

Firefighter/Paramedic ($19.50/hr = +$68,000/yr)
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Our next pre-employment testing is on Thursday, December 2, 2021.
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10/25/2021-
We would like to congratulate Firefighter/EMT Demetrius Gilyard on passing his NREMT test and obtaining his EMT Certification.  Gilyard is assigned to the Station 15 rotation on D-Shift.
24/October/2021 - MVC with Entrapment - "B" Shift

A 31 yr old Summerville man was critically injured in a single vehicle, high speed MVC, in the 26300 block of August Hwy (SC Hwy 61) in the Maple Cane community Sunday evening 24-October at 23:22. Initial callers to 9-1-1, reported the vehicle was on fire and the driver was trapped. Fire-Rescue units arrived to find a Chevrolet pickup truck with heavy damage overturned at the wood line. Bystanders had extinguished the fire in the truck, but the engine, which was thrown 20 feet from the vehicle was still burning. The driver was still trapped in the wreckage. Click here for additional information.
22/October/2021 - Fatal Plane Crash - "C" Shift

At 16:04, Friday afternoon, Fire-Rescue received a report from the Lowcountry Regional Airport of a plane crash in the vicinity of Round O Road and Augusta Hwy., (SC Hwy 61). Engine 5, stationed about 1 mile from the location, arrived 3 minutes later and began searching for the aircraft in the thick wooded rural area. Five Sheriff's Deputy arrived a few minutes later and a nearby resident flagged them down near Lindsay Road, advising her husband was at the crash site in the woods and yelling for help. Click here for additional information.
21/October/2021 - Birth Announcement

We would like to congratulate Engineer-EMT James Vanadoe and his wife Beth on the birth of a daughter, Hazel Lillian, who was born 13-October at 02:45. Hazel arrived a little early at 29 weeks. She weighed 3 pounds, 3 ounces and is 16 inches long. Both mother and daughter are doing well. 
20/October/2021 - Car vs House MVC - "A" Shift

At 22:45 Wednesday evening 20-October a Summerville teenager failed to negotiate a curve in the 1300 block of Wichman Street and crashed into a house. The southbound Chevrolet Impala was traveling at a high rate of speed, entered the yard of one residence knocking down two brick pillars which caused the car to overturn. The upside down vehicle continued traveling south on its roof, through a fence and then collided with the house damaging the side porch. The 18 year old male received minor injuries and no one in either home was injured. Click here for additional information.
19/October/2021 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

A residential dwelling was destroyed in an early morning fire Tuesday, 19-October. At 00:56, a passing motorist called 9-1-1 to report flames coming out of all the windows of a home located at 9477 Augusta Hwy. (SC Hwy 61) in the Springtown Community. Engine 26 arrived to find the doublewide mobile home approximately 90% involved. Engine 26 used a deck gun to knock down the bulk of the flames, while other Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to extinguish the remaining fire. Crews worked for about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control...click here for additional information.
18-October-2021 - Funeral Notice

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Retired IDO Fire Chief Thomas Williams who passed away this morning 18-October. He was 91 years old. Chief Williams served as Fire Chief of the former Intercommunity  Development  Organization (IDO) Volunteer Fire Department stationed in the Jonesville Community in the early 1990s. The Department was incorporated into the County Fire-Rescue Program when the County consolidated the 16 volunteer fire departments into one agency in 1994. IDO became Station 13 and served the southern portion of Colleton County. Click here for more information.
16/October/2021 - Fall with Air Evac - "C" Shift

An adult female received multiple injuries resulting from a 20 feet fall from a deer stand, Saturday afternoon 16-October at 17:17. The incident occurred about 1/2 mile into the woods off of the 200 block of Moselle Road in the Islandton Community. Medic 18 was able to access the patient from a small dirt road into the property. The patient was treated at the scene, then transported out of the woods to meet with the CARE Flight helicopter at the Islandton baseball field. The patient was transferred to the Flight Crew without incident, then flown to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. Click here for more info.
15/October/2021 - Multi-vehicle MVC - "B" Shift

A tow-truck operator is lucky to be alive after his tow truck and a motorhome were struck by a tractor trailer on I-95 near the 45 mile marker southbound Friday evening 15-October at 23:35. The tow truck from Ridgeland had been called to remove a disabled motorhome from the breakdown lane on Interstate 95. The family of three, including an infant, had left the scene about 15 minutes prior to the accident. The tow truck operator was preparing to hook up to the motorhome when a southbound tractor trailer entered the breakdown lane, striking the motorhome and then the wrecker. Click here for additional information.
12-October-2021 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

Fire-Rescue responded to a suspicious fire at 2450 Robertson Blvd, the Classics Social Club, Tuesday morning 12-October. At 10:53 9-1-1 was advised of the fire in an apartment connected to the Club. Arriving units found smoke coming from the building but the fire had burned itself out. The fire damaged several rooms in the building, but once the accelerant used was consumed, the fire did not extend into the building. The fire was obviously set and may have been started during the night. SLED's Arson Unit was requested and responded to the scene. Click here for additional information.

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