Colleton County Fire-Rescue


05/August/2013 Medical Incident with Air Evacuation C Shift

Incident 13-04281 An adult male suffered a medical emergency at a residence on Katie Bridge Road 05-Augusut at 20:15. Medic 1 arrived minutes later but was unable to access the residence due to the poor road conditions. Recent heavy rains have made many county roads impassable. Crews walked and carried equipment into the residence. After Firefighter-Paramedics treated the patient, the ED Physician ordered the patient to be flown to the Medical University in Charleston for specialized treatment. LifeNet 4 was contact and flew to a field approximately 2-1/2 miles from the scene. The patient was placed on the stretcher, which was loaded in the back of 4x4 pickup truck, so he could be moved back to the ambulance. He was then transported to the field at the corner of Peniel Road and Hendersonville Highway to meet with the helicopter. The patient was transferred to the Flight Crew without incident, then flown to MUSC.

Engine 1, Medic 1 and Battalion 1 responded. Battalion Chief Dan Barb served as Incident Commander.