Colleton County Fire-Rescue

September 2009


Anyone interested in taking Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course, please contact the Training Division (843) 538-6849, NO LATER THAN 1 November 2009. This will be a night class. If there are enough students to hold a class, dates and times will be announced.    

9/29/2009- Structure Fire

Stations 5, 17, 19 and 26 responded to a house fire at 312 Cottonwood Lane at 0835, Tuesday 29-September. On arrival Engine 19 reported the doublewide mobile home had already burned completely down and was no longer on fire. All responding units except Tender 26, Medic 19 and Battalion 1 were canceled. The homeowner had stopped by to check on the residence and found it had burned down during the night. Click here for more information.


9/29/2009- Fundamentals of Basic Firefighting Course

Fourteen Colleton County firefighters tested for the 1152 Basic Firefighter Exam held at the Summerville Burn Building in Summerville, Saturday 19, Sept 09. The students in the Course came from Colleton, Beaufort, Charleston and Bamberg Counties, representing five fire departments. The Course was taught over the last six weeks at Station # 19 north of Walterboro. The 1152 Course provides basic training in several firefighting skills which include Fire Streams, Hose, SCBA, Fire attack and ladders. Click here for more information.  


9/29/2009- Memorial Services for Life Care Helicopter

The memorial service for the crew of Carolina Life Care 417AE are as follows... Sunday October 4th 2009 at 2pm  - Coastal Carolina Brooks Stadium - 540 University Blvd.- Conway SC 29529 

Overflow parking will be available at Horry-Georgetown Technical College on the corner of Highway 501 and University Blvd.


The Colleton County Law Officer Memorial 2009 Honor Ride will be held November 1st.  Click here for more information.

9/21/2009- Structure Fire

Station 27 and Battalion 1 assisted the City of Walterboro Public Safety with a well involved house fire at 211 Blanchard Street Monday evening at 1943. Walterboro Engine 1 and County units Medic 27, Battalion 1 and Truck 11 arrived at the same time to find heavy fire conditions with the front of the single story residential dwelling well involved. County and City personnel made a quick knock down with one 1-3/4 handline. Click here for more information.


9/21/2009- Motor Vehicle Collision with Air Evacuation

Stations 1, 26 and 27 responded to an over-turned pickup truck in the 8300 block of Mount Carmel Road at 2122 Monday evening. The truck was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway road, over corrected and lost control. The truck over-turned possibly two times ejecting the driver, who was not wearing a seat belt. Firefighter-Paramedics found the 36 year old Smoaks man lying in the roadway suffering from multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.


9/17/2009- Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment

Station 19 responded to an over-turned vehicle at the intersection of Jefferies Hwy and Dandridge Road Thursday morning 17-September at 0710. The two car accident tied up busy school traffic on Jefferies Hwy for about 30 minutes. The driver of the small pickup truck receive relatively minor injuries, but was unable to exit his pickup truck. Firefighters used an axe to remove the windshield and extricate the man.  Click here more more info.



Colleton County Fire-Rescue is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.  Click here for more information.

9/17/2009- Ambulance Addition

Wednesday night, 16-August, County Council met in a special session to address our ambulance needs. This meeting involved the Fire-Rescue Commission and Officials from Colleton Medical Center. County Council was very supportive of the work our agency is performing and has authorized the Fire-Rescue Commission to purchase and staff an additional ALS ambulance. Click here for more information.



Firefighter/Paramedic Steve Sanders is hosting a Bar-B-Que to which all Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel are invited.  Click here for more information.

9/14/2009- Training Opportunity

Tommies Auto & Diesel is hosting a WreckMaster level 2/3, which is the first level in becoming a WreckMaster.  Pre-registration is required.  Click here for more information.

9/13/2009- Shooting

Stations 26 and 27 responded to a shooting incident at the corner of Mallard Lane and Coot Lane 0045, Sunday morning 13-September. It is believed the man was shot at a residence on Pintail Court and ran to this location for assistance. It appeared the man received several gunshot wounds and a broken arm secondary to a GSW to the arm. Law Enforcement closed off the area and began searching for the shooter. Click here for more information.  


9/12/2009- Structure Fire

Stations 5, 9, 11 and 19 responded to a structure and woods fire in the 100 block of Prairie Lane at 1030 Saturday morning 12-September. A Sheriff’s Deputy noticed smoke in the area and upon investigating he located an approximately two acre woods fire at the corner of Augusta Hwy and Prairie Lane. As he drove down Prairie Lane, he found a singlewide mobile home that had already burned completely down and was no longer smoking. Click here for more information.


9/11/2009- Submerged Vehicle

Stations 9 and 27 responded to a submerged vehicle in the Edisto River at Mars Old Field Landing Friday evening 11-September at 1856. Weekend campers discovered the vehicle approximately 300 feet down river from the landing. A portion of the roof was visible just below the water. After inspection, it appeared the small SUV had been in the water for quite some time.  Click here for more information.


9/11/2009- September 11 Lunch

 Bobbi and Arnold Greene supplied their annual lasagna dinner for the crews working the September 11th shift. For eight years, they have provided the meal annually to the staff working this date in remembrance of the events surrounding that day and in honor of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty. Crews were rotated into Station 19 around lunch time and supervisors took meals out to the outlying stations and Edisto Island. Click here for more information.  


9/8/2009- Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment/Air Evac.

Stations 1, 18 and Walterboro Public Safety responded to a single car MVC in the 600 block of Heirs Corner Road in the City of Walterboro on Tuesday evening 8-Sept., at 1903.  A 1996 Buick Roadmaster, driven by a 19 year old male, was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed, when it failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a lighted school warning pole and overturned in the ditch in front of The Styling Villa.  Click here for more information.


9/8/2009- Structure/Vehicle/Woods Fire

Stations 5, 17, 19 and 26 responded to a structure fire at 2510 Three Mile Road at 1504, Tuesday 8-September. A caller reported seeing heavy smoke behind their residence located on Hickman Circle. They thought a building was on fire. Lt. Campbell in Truck 16 arrived about 5 minutes later to report a 20 X 30 workshop that was fully involved, with a rapidly moving woods fire and several pieces of equipment endangered. Click here for more information.


9/6/2009- Structure Fire

Stations 1, 19, 24, 26 and 27 responded to a kitchen fire at 210 Academy Road at Colleton Place, an assisted living facility across from Colleton Prep Academy, at 3:36 PM on Friday afternoon 4-September. Engine 26 arrived within minutes and found smoke inside the building, however the fire which had originated on a stove in the kitchen was already burned out.  Click here for more information.


9/6/2009- Lt. Richard Wood receives Order of the Palmetto

Lieutenant Richard Wood of Station # 6 was presented with the Order of the Palmetto during the County Council Meeting, Tuesday 1-September. The Order of the Palmetto is one of the highest civilian honors awarded by the Governor of South Carolina. It originated with Gov. John West who created the honor to recognize lifetime achievement and service. Click here for more information.



The South Carolina Fire Academy will be hosting a special demonstration on on September 16, 2009 for fire service personnel to observe a portion of their 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.  Click here to view the invitation from the Firefighter Mobilization Personnel.


Congratulations to Colleton County Fire-Rescue and Chief Barry McRoy for being chosen as photo contest winners in the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) 2009 Photo Contest.  Photo contest submissions are a major source of photographs that appear in IAFC-published materials and displayed worldwide on their website.  Click here for more information.


Congratulations to Lieutenant Jimmy Jacques and his wife Firefighter Ashleigh Jacques on the birth of their daughter Cayleigh Ann who was born at Summerville Medical Center last night.  Cayleigh was born at 7:09 PM and weighed in at 6 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19 inches long.  Both Cayleigh and Ashleigh are doing great.