Colleton County Fire-Rescue
23/November/2013 – Station 2 Awards Dinner
Station 2 personnel held an awards dinner to commemorate the progress of the Fire Service in the Jacksonboro Community over the last 45 years. The Station was recently renovated and had an addition constructed. The dinner served as an open house as well. The event was conducted at Fire Station 2 on Clinic Drive in Jacksonboro. Current firefighters recognized Mr. Moses Gibson, one of the original founding members who helped bring fire services to the community in 1968 following a fatal fire where three people lost their lives. Several former firefighters and their families were also recognized. Members of the County Council and Fire-Rescue Commission also attended. The Jacksonboro Fire Department was established shortly after the fatal fire on Polite Road with the first Fire Truck being placed in service in 1969. It was housed in a block building on Drew Lane and later moved to the current location on Clinic Drive in a building that was once used as a community center. Station 2 Firefighters added four bays to the building in the late 1990s after the County formed Fire-Rescue from the 16 volunteer fire districts. The interior of the station received some badly needed renovations and a two room addition during this past summer. Capt. Shane Ruston and Lt. Brian Drew led the presentations. Mr. Billy Stallings of Jacksonboro prepared the delicious meal. Approximately 40 people were in attendance.
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