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01/October/2022 - Shooting Incident - "B" Shift

An adult male received a gunshot wound to the ankle and foot during a gathering in the 300 block of Little Elbow Rd Saturday afternoon 01-October. The man was treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics, then transported to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center by Fire-Rescue Medic 1. Medic 26 also responded and stood by at the scene as Sheriff's Deputies searched for the suspect. No other injuries were reported. Click here for additional information.
25/September through 01/October - Hurricane Ian

During the last week of September and the early October, the EOC was staffed to manage the effects of Hurricane Ian. After battering Florida as a high Category four storm, Ian reemerged in the Atlantic and formed as a Category 1 storm. Impacts were forecast to strike anywhere along the SC Coast. The storm made landfall near Georgetown, well north of Colleton County. We saw very little damage from the storm. The EOC received 72 reports of damage from Hurricane Ian.  One of those damage reports involved a residence, but fortunately, there were no injuries.  Click here for additional information. 
22/September/2022 - Shooting Incident - "B" Shift

Fire-Rescue and Walterboro Police responded to North Lemacks St and Wiley St for a shooting incident Thursday evening 22-September at 20:21. WPD arrived and found an adult male with a gunshot wound to the foot. He was treated at the scene by Firefighter-Paramedics, then transported by Fire-Rescue Medic 1 to Colleton Medical Center. He was in stable condition. The Walterboro Police Department is investigating the incident.  Click here for additional information.

We wish to congratulate FF/EMT Andrew McCaskill on successfully obtaining his NREMT-B certification. FF/EMT Andrew McCaskill is assigned to D-Shift.
20/September/2022 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

An Edisto River house was destroyed in an afternoon fire in the 3700 block of Cannon Road Tuesday 20-Sept at 16:47. A neighbor called 9-1-1 and reported seeing the building on fire through the woods. The home was located approximately 150 feet off of the roadway behind heavy brush and woods. Engine 19 arrived to find the single story wood frame dwelling fully involved. The roof and walls on one side of the building had already collapsed. Firefighters had problems accessing the property, but located a small path through the woods. Click here for additional information.
20/September/2022 - High Speed MVC - "C" Shift

 Four people were transported to Colleton Medical Center following a collision between a SUV and a semi-truck on I-95 at the 40 mile marker southbound near the Combahee River Tuesday afternoon 20-September at 15:39. According to a witness, the Chevrolet Suburban collided with the rear of the Semi, striking the rear tires. The Suburban was propelled into the back of the cab, then rolled off of the truck, overturning on the bridge. The four occupants in the SUV were able to crawl out of the sun roof opening and received non-life threatening injuries. Click here for additional information.
20/September/2022 - Structure Fire - "C" Shift

At 14:13 on Tuesday 20-Sept., a resident on Joyland Ln notified 9-1-1 of a house on fire on Alton Way. The caller advised they could see the roof on fire through the woods. Engine 9 arrived a few minutes later to find a double wide mobile home well involved. The roof had already collapsed and fire was coming from all of the windows. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines and  knocked the fire down with the deck gun. After approximately 20 minutes, crews were able to enter the dwelling and extinguish the remaining fire. Click here for additional information.
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19/September/2022 - Structure Fire - "A" Shift

At 00:08, Station # 19 was dispatched to a reported woods fire near the intersection of Burlington Road and Nunuville Road. On arrival, Engine 19 found a one story residential dwelling and a detached two car garage fully involved in the 1000 block of Nunuville Road. They requested a structural response for additional units. Engine 19 used the deck gun to knock down some of the flames. The roof on both buildings had already collapsed prior to Fire-Rescue Units arriving, indicating the fire had been burning for a while before anyone discovered the fire. Click here for additional information.
17/September/2022 - Shooting Incident - "B" Shift

An adult male was critically injured in a shooting incident at 1941 Sidneys Road at the Northside Pak-a-sak Convenience Store Friday afternoon 16-September at 16:54. The victim was struck several times. Following the shooting, the victim's vehicle struck the fuel pumps. Sheriff's Deputies arrived quickly and secured the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man at the scene, then transported him emergent in Fire-Rescue Medic 19 with additional personnel on board to assist with his care. Click here for additional information.
16/September/2022 - MIOB Academy

Fire-Rescue hosted the first ever Mile In Our Boots (MIOB) Academy at Station 19 from September 16th through the 18th.  Sponsored by the South Carolina Firefighters Association Firefighter Assistance Support Team (FAST).  A multitude of Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement instructors provided behavioral health clinicians with information and training exercises.  This helps the clinicians better understand the job of a Firefighter, EMT/Paramedic, and Law Enforcement officer, which helps them to better help responders with their behavioral health.  Click here for more information.
14/September/2022 - Shooting Incident - "C" Shift

An adult male suffered fatal injuries in a shooting incident in the 100 block of Madison Street Wednesday evening 14-September. 9-1-1 received reports of a person being shot at 21:58. Sheriff's Deputies arrived quickly and cleared the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics found the man unconscious with no signs of life. The Coroner's Office was notified and responded to the scene. The Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. Click here for additional information.
13/September/2022 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

A singlewide mobile home was destroyed in a midday fire on Smoak Rd at the intersection of Our Dream Lane. 9-1-1 was notified by a passerby at 11:51 that the building was well involved. Engine 19 arrived to find the fully involved structure. Engine 19 used the deck gun to knock down the heavy fire, while Firefighter-Paramedics deployed two handlines to the building. Crews had the bulk of the fire knocked down within 15 minutes, but were on the scene for two hours performing overhaul. Law Enforcement advised a man had been living in the building, but no one was found to be at home. Click here for additional information.
11/September/2022 - Structure Fire - "B" Shift

Fire-Rescue responded to a well involved residential fire at 01:31 Sunday morning 11-Sept. A neighbor called 9-1-1 reporting the home was on fire. Engine 9 arrived minutes later to find the doublewide mobile home already destroyed. The home had been burning undetected for some time. Only some stubs remained standing. All of the walls and the roof had already collapsed. Firefighter-Paramedics deployed multiple handlines to the building and worked on overhauling the remains of the building for about two hours. Click here for additional information.
10/September/2020 - Fatal Auto Pedestrian MVC - "A" Shift

An adult male died from injuries he received after he was struck by a car on Industrial Road at the intersection of Lakeshore Dr Saturday morning 10-Sept at 01:31. The victim was wearing all black clothing and appeared to have been struck in the travel lane. It had been raining earlier. The suspect vehicle, possibly a Honda passenger car, fled the scene. Sheriff's Deputies found the man unconscious, lying in the roadway, after a neighbor called 9-1-1. The man suffered multiple traumatic injuries and Firefighter-Paramedics determined he had no signs of life. Click here for additional information.
06/September/2022 - Shooting Incident - "A" Shift

An adult male died from a gunshot wound during a reported home invasion in the 26200 block of Cottageville Hwy. (US Hwy 17-A) east of Cottageville Tuesday evening 06-September. Sheriff's Deputies and Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the location at 22:35, Sheriff's Deputies arrived quickly and cleared the scene. Firefighter-Paramedics found the victim unconscious with no signs of life. The Coroner's Office was notified and responded to the scene. The suspect reportedly fled the scene in the victim's car, a black 2011 Honda Accord displaying SC Plate UXD445.  Click here for additional information.

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