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We have been notified by SCDOT that they will be replacing the bridge on Red Oak Road over Sandy Run Creek (at Red Oak Nursery) beginning 29-October. This location is just north of Timber Bay Drive. The road will be closed until 08-January. Traffic will be detoured. Please plan accordingly.

17/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “C” Shift

Two adult males received suspected life threatening injuries in a single car crash in the 3000 block of Charleston Hwy (SC Hwy 64), just east of Brittlebank Road, Friday evening 17-October. At 20:45, 9-1-1 received several reports of the accident advising a person was trapped and the car was on fire. Engine 24 arrived minutes later to find the Cadillac off the south side of the highway in a ditch. Click here for more information.
There will be a number of informational presentations on Ebola Hemorrhagic Virus (EHV).  Click here for more information and a schedule of the presentations.
We wish to congratulate Firefighter-Paramedic Brent Ellis on successfully obtaining Paramedic Certification. This one year training program requires a great commitment on behalf of the employee. Ellis completed the course at Lowcountry Regional EMS Council in Charleston.

07/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment, Air Evac & HazMat – “B” Shift

A 49 year old Walterboro woman was severely injured in a high speed MVC in the 1400 block of Confederate Highway (SC Hwy 641) Tuesday afternoon 07-October. At 15:28, 9-1-1 began receiving reports of an overturned tractor trailer with one person ejected. Callers advised the truck was on top of the patient. Click here for more information.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue is honored to once again be a partner host for the 2014 National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Services live from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, MD.  The Candlelight Service will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 1800-1930 EDT.  The Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 0930-1200 EDT.  Click here to view the page that will carry the broadcast.

06/October/2014 – Fatal MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “A” shift

A 62 year old Colleton County man passed away at the MUSC Trauma Center following a motor vehicle accident on Robertson Blvd at Howe Ct. The accident was reported at 14:32 Monday afternoon 06-October. A caller notified 9-1-1 that a vehicle had left the roadway and was stuck in a culvert pipe. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find the Nissan pickup truck in a concrete draining pipe under Howe Court. Click here for more information.

02/October/2014 – MVC with entrapment – “C” shift

An adult female received non-life threatening, multiple traumatic injuries in a single vehicle roll-over accident Thursday afternoon 02-October at 15:18. The woman was driving a Dodge pickup truck pulling a camping trailer northbound on I-95 near the 67 mile marker, when the trailer began swaying. This caused the pickup truck to lose control and over-turn.  The camper disintegrated into a pile of rubble as the pickup truck landed on the debris blocking one northbound lane. Click here for more information.
10/01/2014- Fire Prevention

Fire-Rescue began the month long Fire Prevention and Life Safety Education in the schools on 01-October. This year’s activities began at Black Street Early Development Center with the K-4 and K-5 programs.  The program actually runs throughout the year with presentations and demonstrations for all age groups, but a concentrated effort to teach the younger school aged children coincides with National Fire Prevention Week during October. Click here for more information.


01/October/2014 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

At 10:16 01-Oct, Firefighter-EMT Paul Bagley was returning home after a 24-hour shift. As he traveled along a rural stretch of Augusta Hwy (SC Hwy 61) he noticed heavy black smoke in the distance. Bagley determined the smoke was off of Youmans Lane, a dead end dirt road, and went to investigate. He found a singlewide mobile at the end of the road, fully involved and almost completely destroyed. Click here for more information.

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