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20/February/2024 - SCDOT Announces Detour Notice

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will detour traffic on Sniders Highway (SC63), starting Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 1, 2024. Click here for the detour map.
20/February/2024 - Condolences

Fire-Rescue offers condolences to Courtney Snelgrove, and her family on the passing of her father, Robert S. Walters, Jr. Mr. Walters entered into rest on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at the age of 77. The family will receive visitors Thursday, February 22, 2024 starting at 11 am followed by the funeral service at 12. The services will be held at Sandy Valley Baptist Church in Warner Robins, GA. Please keep the Walters, and Snelgrove family in your prayers.

16/February/2024 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

Firefighters saved a Red Comet Rd home following a fire that caused heavy damage to the kitchen. At 16:05 Friday afternoon 16-Feb, 9-1-1 received a report that the home was on fire. Engine 1 arrived to find heavy smoke conditions from the eaves on all sides of the single story residential dwelling. Firefighter-Paramedics made entry through the front door and quickly had the fire under control. The fire originated on the stove and burned into the cabinets and had breached the ceiling entering the attic space. Click here for additional information.
13/February/2024 - Semi Truck MVC with Fire - "C" Shift

North and Southbound Interstate 95 between Exit 53 and Exit 57 was closed for ten hours Tuesday morning 13-February. 9-1-1 was notified at 01:03 of a tractor trailer truck striking the southbound bridge near mile marker 55. The callers advised the truck was on fire and the cattle trailer went off into the river. Engine 26 and Medic 26 arrived to find the cab and chassis of the truck fully involved. The rear of the truck was hanging over the side of the bridge. Crews could see a portion of the cattle trailer submerged in the river. Click here for additional information.
11/February/2024 - Fall with Air Evac - "B" Shift

An adult male was flown to a Trauma Center after he fell and became unconscious Sunday afternoon 11-February at 16:47. The man was staying at a motel in the 1100 block of Sniders Hwy (SC Hwy 63). Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man at the scene and requested a medical helicopter. He was transported in Fire-Rescue Medic 1 to the helipad at Colleton Medical Center, then transferred to the flight crew of CARE Flight. Click here for additional information.  
06/February/2024 - Fatal MVC with Entrapment

A Summerville woman perished and two other people were injured, in a two vehicle head-on collision in the 14300 block of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) east of the Town of Cottageville Tuesday evening 06-February. At 21:11, 9-1-1 received several reports of the accident. Fire-Rescue Units arrived to find the highway blocked. A Lincoln with heavy damage was blocking the southbound lane. A Safelite delivery cargo van was overturned on the northbound shoulder. Debris littered the highway. The adult female driver of Lincoln was deceased and trapped in the wreckage. Click here for additional information.
01/February/2024 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

A family of seven was displaced following an early morning fire in a mobile home in the 800 block of Norris Drive Thursday 01-February at 06:00. A family member found a back bedroom on fire and safely exited the home with five children. Engine 18 arrived a short time later to find fire and smoke visible from the residence. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to the building and made entry through the front door. Water supply was conducted with Tenders. Crews took about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control and were on the scene performing overhaul for 2-1/2 hours. Click here for additional information.
31/January/2024 - MVC with injuries - "C" Shift

An adult male was transported to Colleton Medical Center with a possible head injury following a two car MVC at the intersection of Bells Hwy and Briarwood Circle Wednesday afternoon 31-January at 12:13. The man was treated at the scene prior to transport. The Walterboro Police Dept. is investigating the accident. Click here for additional information.
31/January/2024 - MVC with Fire - "B" Shift

A multi-vehicle MVC occurred on I-95 at the 53 mile marker southbound, Wednesday morning 31-January at 05:28. A semi-truck collided with a small car carrier causing heavy damage to both vehicles. They came to rest in the outside lane and breakdown lane, with debris littering the southbound lanes. A Ford Transit van being hauled on the car carrier was dislodged and heavily damaged. The van landed on the shoulder. The Dodge pickup truck, car carrier trailer and the two other vehicles being hauled were damaged as well. Click here for more information.
29/January/2024 - Fatal Shooting Incident - "A" Shift

At 21:32, Sheriff's Deputies and Fire-Rescue were sent to the area of Round O Road just south of Ferret Lane for an unconscious male in a pickup truck Monday evening 29-January. The caller indicated the vehicle was in the woods and the man may have been shot. Units were clearing up from another incident about two miles away and arrived quickly. Click here for additional information.
29/January/2024 - Condolences

We offer condolences to Captain Joseph Holmes and his family on the passing of his mother, Judith Holmes. Ms. Holmes was one of the first EMTs/Paramedics certified in SC and served diligently with the Hilton Head Island Rescue Squad back when hearses served as ambulances. 

Visitation will be held Friday evening 02-February at Sauls Funeral Home from 17:00 to 19:00. Funeral services will be conducted at the Ridgeland Baptist Church Saturday 03-February at 10:30, with a short visitation Saturday at 10:00. 

Please remember their family in your prayers. 
27/January/2024 - MVC with Air Evac - "A" Shift

An adult male was critically injured in a single vehicle motorcycle accident in the 3800 block of Lowcountry Hwy. (US Hwy 21) near Plum Tree Ln. Saturday afternoon 27-January. At 16:10, the south bound Suzuki motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed, when it failed to negotiate a curve. The motorcycle crossed into the northbound ditch, struck a driveway culvert and flipped over several times, ejecting the driver. Click here for additional information.
27/January/2024 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

An approximately 40' x 25' garage/workshop in the 1400 block of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) was heavily damaged in an afternoon fire Saturday 27-January at 12:40. The occupants were at home when the fire occurred and advised they heard a pop and the dogs began barking. Upon investigation, they found the garage on fire. Fire-Rescue units arrived quickly and deployed several handlines to the building. Click here for additional information.
24/January/2024 - Shooting Incident - "B" Shift

An adult male was airlifted to a Trauma Center following a shooting incident at the Corner Store in 8800 block of Hendersonville Hwy (US Hwy 17-A) Thursday afternoon 24-January at 15:35. Sheriff's Deputies and Firefighter-Paramedics responded to the location and began treating the individual. He was transported in Fire-Rescue Medic 13 to the bus loop at Hendersonville Elementary School, then transferred to the Flightcrew of CARE Flight. Click here for additional information.
22/January/2024 - Structure Fires - "B" Shift

Two mobile homes were destroyed in an early morning fire in the 100 block of Michelle Lane south of Cottageville, Monday morning 22-January. At 00:51, a resident who lives off of Bama Rd, called 9-1-1 reporting a building on fire on Michelle Lane. She advised she could see flames through the woods. Engine 9 arrived to find two singlewide mobile homes fully involved. The roof on each had already collapsed and the surrounding woods were on fire. Firefighters had problems reaching the buildings, which were located well off of the road. Click here for addtional information.
21/January/2024 - MVC - "B" Shift

A vehicle accident at the intersection of Hampton St and Widgeon Rd sent three people to area hospitals and blocked Hampton Street for 40 minutes. The accident occurred at 13:04 when a pickup truck and a small car collided. The adult female driver of the passenger car suffered multiple traumatic injuries. She was transported emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 19 to the Trauma Center at MUSC. Two occupants of the pickup truck were transported by Medic 1 to Colleton Medical Center. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Click here for additonal information.
14/January/2024 - Martin Luther King Parade

Fire-Rescue was one of many agencies participating in the annual Martin Luther King Day parade to honor the life and achievements of the late Reverend Doctor King. Engine 27 and Medic 1 participated in the parade which followed a route north on Jefferies Blvd through downtown Walterboro. Spectators line Jefferies Blvd for the event. Click here for additional information.
14/January/2024 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

A Catholic Hill residence received substantial damage in an early morning fire Sunday 14-January. At 07:55, a passing motorist noticed flames coming from a home in the 100 block of Clover Hill Road and called 9-1-1. Engine 6 arrived 5 minutes later to find a singlewide mobile home approximately 30% involved, with heavy fire and smoke showing. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines and quickly knocked down the flames. Crews entered the structure through the front door and finished extinguishing the fire. The home had a heavy fire load and crews had problems accessing the back of the structure. Click here for more information. 
14/January/2024 - Shooting Incident - "C" Shift

Two juveniles were injured in a drive-by shooting incident in the 200 block of Able Street Sunday morning 14-January at 02:27. The mobile home was shot several times with rounds entering the living space. A 14 year old male and a 16 year old male were both indoors and struck in the legs. Fortunately neither suffered a life threatening injury. Sheriff's Deputies cleared the scene, then Firefighter-Paramedics treated both patients at the home. They were transported to Colleton Medical Center for further care. Click here for additional information.

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