Colleton County Fire-Rescue


It is my extreme pleasure to invite you to the S.C. Fire Academy on September 16, 2009 to observe a portion of our Helicopter Rescue Technician Class.  This premier class is the final step in a two year process to train and prepare the first ever S.C. Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team, also known as, SC-HART.

SC-HART is a collaborative effort between the State Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (SC-TF1) under the direction of S.C. LLR, Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Army National Guard Aviation Unit based at McEntire.  This program will provide this state with professional rescuers from SC-TF1 and highly-trained pilots and crew members from the Army National Guard and make them a cohesive unit capable of performing helicopter rescue using the UH-60 Blackhawk.  

On September 16, we will be performing land-based, rescue operations on the Fire Academy grounds.  Please come join us for a program briefing and a aviation rescue demonstration so you can get a “sneak peak” at this program as it develops into a well-needed state asset.  

When:              Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where:             Urban Search and Rescue Head Quarters (Building #22)

Located at the S.C. Fire Academy, 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia

SC 29203

RSVP:              Daniel McManus