Colleton County Fire-Rescue

June 2010

6/29/2010- Hazardous Materials Incident (A-shift)

Stations 1 and 26 responded to a Hazardous Materials Incident on Mount Carmel Road at the intersection of Ruffin Road Tuesday evening 29-June, at 2211. Walterboro Public Safety Officers were involved in a high speed chase with a pickup truck on Mount Carmel Road when a large plastic storage box containing a liquid chemical was propelled at the patrol car. Click here for additional information.


6/26/2010- Motor Vehicle Collision (A/C Shifts)

An early morning vehicle collision sent four people to Colleton Medical Center. The high speed single car crash occurred at 0738, Saturday 26-June. Stations 1 and 26 responded to I-95 at the 50 mile marker south bound to find an over-turned Saturn in the median. The southbound station wagon left the roadway on the right shoulder.... click here for more information.


6/23/2010- Structure Fire (A-shift)

Stations 1, 4, 7, 18, 26 and 31 responded to a single family dwelling fire at 1590 Deliverance Road, Wednesday afternoon 23-June at 1428. Station 4 personnel who were working in the area arrived one minute after the call was dispatched. They reported heavy fire conditions, with flames already burning through the roof. Click here for more information.


6/22/2010- Motor Vehicle Collision (C-shift)

Stations 5 and 26 responded to a single high speed MVC in the 5200 block of Can City Road near Augusta Highway (SC Hwy. 61) Tuesday afternoon 22-June at 1619. The vehicle left the roadway and overturned in a ditch. Firefighter-Paramedics were able to access the 68 year old patient with little difficulty and stabilized him in the car. He was immobilized, treated at the scene and transported to Colleton Medical Center. Click here for more information.


6/21/2010- Station 23 Firefighter Retirement

Station 23 held a steak dinner Monday 21-June, at the fire house to honor veteran Firefighter Wayne Ackerman. After one and half decades of service, Ackerman is retiring from the fire service. Station # 23 Captain Doug Mixson, Jr. said, "Mr. Wayne has been with St. 23 since its inception more than a decade ago. Prior to that, he was a volunteer with Station 3. Click here for more information.



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6/18/2010- Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment (B-shift)

Stations 1, 5 and 19 responded to a high speed, single vehicle MVC in the 15600 block of Augusta Hwy just east of Round O Road near Canadys, Friday evening 18-June at 2304. A west bound 1997 Ford Explorer left the roadway while traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle entered the ditch, but the driver apparently over-corrected while bringing the small SUV back on the roadway. Click here for more information.


6/15/2010- Funeral Services for Tanya Lyons

Station # 5 Firefighter Trainee Tanya Lyons was laid to rest yesterday afternoon at the Smyly Cemetery outside of Ruffin. Ms. Lyons passed away at the Medical University of SC in Charleston after a short illness. The funeral services were held at Herndon Funeral Home located on Bells Hwy in Walterboro at 1100, 15-June. Click here for additional information.


6/15/2010- Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment (B-shift)

Stations 1, 4, 18 and 31 responded to a high speed two vehicle MVC in the 9300 block of Bells Highway, west of Thomas Road at 1518, Tuesday 15-June. Apparently an east bound Ford Expedition collided with a west bound Tractor Trailer hauling wood chips. The Expedition drove under the trailer striking the rear wheels. receiving heavy damage in the collision. Click here for additional information.


6/15/2010- Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment (B-shift)

Station 1 responded to a single car high speed MVC on Peniel Road near Baxter Lane Tuesday afternoon 15-June at 1225. A Ford Expedition lost control in a curve, causing the vehicle to spin around backwards. The SUV began to flip over, but struck several trees roof first causing heavy damage to the car, trapping the driver. Firefighter-Paramedics treated the man while inside the vehicle, stabilizing him during the extrication. Click here for more information.


6/14/2010- Motor Vehicle Collision with Fire (A-shift)

Station #26 responded to a high speed, single vehicle MVC on I-95 at the 55 mile marker southbound, Monday afternoon, 14-June at 1244. The southbound Chevrolet pickup truck lost control and struck the guard rail. The truck flipped over at least once, coming to rest on it’s wheels before catching on fire. All three occupants, which included two children were wearing seatbelts. Click here for additional information.



We have been informed by Captain Randy Langdale of Station 5 that volunteer firefighter Tanya Lyons has passed away following a short illness. She had been hospitalized at MUSC. Ms. Lyons has three children and joined the Fire Department in January of this year. Visitation for Firefighter Tanya Lyons will be held at Herndon Funeral Home on Bells Highway from 1800 to 2000 Monday evening 14-June. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning 15-June in the Chapel at Herndon Funeral Home at 1100.  All Fire-Rescue personnel in attendance will serve as honorary pallbearers. Herndon Funeral Home staff ask that Fire-Rescue personnel assemble at the chapel at 1040, so they can be seated together.  A Tanya Lyons Memorial Fund has been established at First Federal Bank in order to assist family members with the costs associated with the funeral.

6/13/2010- Structure Fire (C-shift)

Stations 1, 19, 24 and 26 responded to a structure fire at 156 Kimbrell Street at the Meadow Creek Apartment Complex, Sunday morning 13-June at 1055. First arriving units found light smoke coming the apartment on the “B” side of the affected building. Upon inspection, it was determined the fire was out. The resident had been cooking breakfast... click here for additional information.



We would like to congratulate Firefighter Brian Bishop and his fiancé Whitney Gates on the birth of their daughter Heidi Lynn Bishop. Heidi weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces. She was 19-1/2 inches. Both mom and baby are doing fine.

6/8/2010- Shooting (A-shift)

Station # 1 responded to a shooting incident at 1014 Gadsden Loop at 2230, Tuesday night 8-June. The 30 year old female received a single gunshot wound to her left leg. She was found lying in the front yard of her residence. After Sheriff’s Deputies cleared the scene, Firefighter-Paramedics treated the woman for a non-life threatening injury.  Click here for additional information.


6/7/2010- Structure Fire (C-shift)

Stations 1, 19, 26 and 27 responded to a building fire at 228 Red Comet Road Monday evening, 7-June at 2225. The fire occurred in a large garage, game room type building that also contained an apartment. The building was located behind a residence. On arrival firefighters found several civilians throwing buckets of water on the flames which were burning in the interior walls, ceiling and on the roof.  Click here for additional information.


6/5/2010- Drowning (A-shift)

Colleton and Dorchester County emergency personnel and State DNR officers responded to the Colleton State Park on the Edisto River for a drowning incident, Saturday afternoon 5-June. 9-1-1 was notified at 1331 reporting an adult and a child had gone under the water and were missing. The child was later found safe before units arrived.  Click here for additional information.



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