Colleton County Fire-Rescue

August 2010

8/29/2010- Funeral Notice

We have been notified by the Pine Ridge Fire Department (Berkeley County) that former Deputy Chief Jeffery Thompson has passed away. Since many members of our department reside in or near Berkeley County, we are posting this information.  Click here for more information.


Squad 26 has been relocated to Station 7 and renumbered Squad 7.

8/23/2010- Structure Fire (B-shift)

Stations 2, 6, 9, 12, 21 and 27 responded to a structure fire at 152 Mamie Lane in the Jacksonboro Community, Monday evening 23-August at 22:35. Engine 2 arrived to find heavy smoke showing with fire venting through the roof of the single story family dwelling. Crews deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to combat the flames.  Click here for additional information.



Click here to view the latest department video featuring Omniflight.

8/18/2010- Shooting Incident (C-shift)

Station 18  responded to a shooting incident at 1283 Red Root Road Wednesday morning 18-August at 1127. A 26 year old male received a non-life threatening wound to the thigh during a domestic dispute. Sheriff’s Deputies secured the scene and Firefighter-Paramedics found the man in the yard. Click here for additional information.



There have been some last minute vacancies in the 3330 - Auto Extrication course in the Recruit Firefighter Training Program currently being held.  The course will be held Wednesday, August 18 and Friday, August 20 from 0900-1800 both days.  Any personnel interested in attending this course should contact the training division (538-6849) immediately.

8/14/2010- Double Shooting Incident (B-shift)

Stations 9 and 19 responded to a double shooting incident at 261 Griffith Acres Drive in the Town of Cottageville Saturday afternoon, 14-August at 4:41 PM. 9-1-1 Dispatchers advised the victims were driven to this location which was not where the incident occurred. Engine 9 and Medic 9 arrived to advise of two critically injured patients. Click here for additional information.


8/14/2010- Haz Mat Incident/Bomb Scare (B-shift)

Stations 9 and 19 responded to a possible explosives scare in the 300 block of Rehoboth Road near Lightsey Quarters Court Saturday morning 14-August at 0901. Crews received a report of a large box on the side of the road with an orange explosives placard on the side. Fire-Rescue and Law Enforcement agencies blocked off the busy road. Click here for additional information.


8/9/2010- Mutual Aid Structure Fire (C-shift)

Walterboro Public Safety and Colleton County Fire-Rescue responded to a well involved large garage fire at 703 Carn Street Monday evening, 9-August at 1947. The garage included a work shop, four parking slots and was attached to the residence. Walterboro Engine 3 arrived to find the building well involved with fire rapidly reaching the residence. Click here for additional information.



The Volunteer Firefighter Recruit School Schedule has been finalized.  Click here to view the letter regarding training changes from Chief McRoy.  Click here to view the Volunteer Firefighter Recruit School Schedule.  Any volunteer personnel interested in attending the recruit school should contact the Training Division at Station 19 (538-6849) as soon as possible to obtain applications.  Course space is extremely limited.

8/5/2010- MVC/MCI with Ejections & Air Evacuation (A-shift)

Stations 1, 6, 8, 13, 18, 19 and 26 responded to a high speed, single vehicle MVC on I-95 at the 42 mile marker northbound, Wednesday evening 4-August at 1927. The accident occurred about 15 miles south of Walterboro near the Hampton County line. Car 11 and Medic 1 arrived to find a full sized Dodge van with heavy damage near the wood line. Click here for additional information.


8/4/2010- MVC with Ejection and Air Evacuation (C-shift)

Stations 1, 19 and 26 responded to a two vehicle high speed MVC on I-95 at the 62 mile marker northbound at 0136 Wednesday morning 4-August. Apparently a northbound Hyundai Sonata struck the rear of a construction trailer being towed by a mid 90s Ford Pick-up truck, causing the pick-up truck to lose control and crash into the median. Click here for additional information.