Colleton County Fire-Rescue
Fire-Rescue participated in
the Relay for Life again this year. We were tasked with operating the
concession stand for the annual event. The Relay for Life is designed to
raise money for Cancer research and similar events are held across the
country each year in support of the American Cancer Society.
Preparations begin each year nearly as soon as the event ends. It is a
massive coordinated effort with local individuals pulling together
resources and teams, all of who raise money for the cause. Fire Marshal
Roger Johnston, Bridget Martinson from Headquarters and Firefighter-EMT
Robbie McAlhaney spent several months collecting donated drinks, food
and candy to operate the concession stand. Their wives also greatly
assisted. Firefighter-EMT Michael Banks assisted with cooking hamburgers
while Firefighter Brandon Broach, Lt. Joey Campbell and several other
personnel operated the dunking booth. Everyone’s wives and/or husbands
also pitched in with some of the kids volunteering for duty in the
dunking booth. Asst. Chief Greene gave some incentive to raise
over $1000 dollars, offering his hair and mustache as rewards. The crew
surpassed their goal, so off came the hair and mustache.
The team was grateful
to Huddle House of Orangeburg for donating hamburgers, Walterboro’s
Cash and Carry for donating water and drinks, and several
firefighter’s and their families who donated drinks and/or candy. The
team collected $1,038.78.