Colleton County Fire-Rescue

March 2013

31-March-2013 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A David Street home was destroyed in an early morning fire Sunday 31-March at 06:24. Firefighters arrived within minutes after the dispatch to find the single story brick veneer dwelling at 118 David Street approximately 75% involved. The roof on the south portion of the home had already collapsed. Engine 19 initially used a deck gun to knock down the fire... click here for additional information. 


30-March-2013 – MVC with Ejection – “C” Shift

An adult male received non-life threatening traumatic injuries after he was ejected from a high speed crash on Peirce Road, Saturday morning 30-March. At 01:02  9-1-1 Operators were notified of the accident on Peirce Road near the intersection of Serendipity Lane approximately seven miles north of Cottageville. The northbound Ford pickup truck left the roadway and flipped over... click here for additional information.


Attention All Personnel - Anyone who has not already completed a physical and TB test this calendar year or does not have one scheduled this week, should arrange to attend the make-up session on Monday, April 15th at 08:00 hours at Station 19.  Healthcare questionnaires can be completed at 

25/March/2013 – MVC with Cardiac Arrest – “B” Shift

Engine 26 and Medic 26 responded to a high speed single vehicle MVC on Ruffin Road west of Big Hill Road Monday afternoon 25-March at 14:48. The eastbound small Chevrolet pickup truck left the roadway on a straight section of the secondary road, crossed over into the westbound lane before striking a driveway culvert. Click here for additional information.  


The Departmental Directives have been updated and published.  Click here for more information (requires login).

20/March/2013 – Structure Fires – “C” Shift

 At 18:44 on Wednesday the 20th of March, a structure fire was reported in the area of Sutton Acres Lane north of Cottageville. Engine 11 located the fire at 1021 Wesley Chapel Ave, which was actually involving two buildings and approximately ½ acre of brush. Both structures had been unoccupied for some time and undergrowth around the buildings presented some access problems. Click here for more information.


19/March/2013 – MVC with ejection & Air Evac – “B” Shift

A high speed roll-over accident in the 4300 block of Jefferies Highway sent one person to a Trauma Center Tuesday afternoon 19-March. The accident was reported at 17:49 when a Ford Explorer lost control and flipped over in the roadway. The 25 year old female driver was ejected from the small SUV and then the vehicle roll-over on top of her. She suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Click here for more information.


19/March/2013 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac - “B” Shift

A 54 year old truck driver was critically injured in a single vehicle accident on I-95 at the 55 mile marker northbound, Tuesday afternoon 19-March at 14:07. The International flatbed truck left the roadway just before a bridge and entered a wooded area knocking down several trees. The truck received massive damage, which crushed the cab and heavily entrapped the driver. Click here for additional information.


16/March/2013 – ATV Accident with Air Evac – “B” Shift

A two year old girl was injured after she was reportedly run over by an ATV in the Green Pond area Saturday afternoon. Details of the incident are sketchy. 9-1-1 operators received a call from the girl’s father who reported the incident and was transporting the unconscious child by POV traveling north on Green Pond Highway enroute to the hospital. Click here for additional information. 


16/March/2013 – Woods Fires – “B” Shift

High winds and dry conditions kept Firefighters and Forestry Wardens busy Saturday afternoon 16-March. The Forestry Commission had issued a Red Flag Alert for the region. The first of the two larger fires occurred at 13:27 in the 11600 block of Augusta Hwy. A person with a debris fire lost control of the of it in the 25 mph winds. The fire burned into a cleared portion of land entering a swamp. Click here for more information.


16/March/2013 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac - “A” Shift

A high speed single car MVC sent one woman to the Trauma Center Saturday morning 16-March at 00:46. The northbound 1995 Nissan left the roadway in a curve and struck several trees. The small car received heavy damage trapping the adult female passenger in the wreckage. The male driver, who was at the scene when Fire-Rescue units arrived, fled the scene. Click here for additional information.


We congratulate Firefighter Dave Rosen and his family on the birth of their son Mavn Meti, on 13-March. Mavn was born at 14:58 and weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces. Both the baby and mother are doing fine.

10/March/2013 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A singlewide mobile home was heavily damaged by an early evening fire at 2590 Burlington Road Sunday 10-March at 19:16. Engine 19 arrived to find the building approximately 30% involved. Firefighters deployed two 1-3/4 handlines and had the bulk of the fire knocked down within five minutes. Crews made a search of the residence through heavy smoke but there was no one at home. Click here for more information.


10/March/2013 – MVC with Air Evacuation – “B” Shift    

An adult male was critically injured when his motorcycle collided head-on with a car in the 1800 block of Bells Highway. The east bound motorcycle struck the front of a vehicle that was exiting a restaurant, ejecting the motorcycle’s driver. He received multiple traumatic injuries, including a severe leg injury. He was not wearing a helmet. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly treated his injuries... click here for more information.


09/March/2013 – Burn Patients with Air Evacuation – “A” Shift

Five people were injured, two critically, in an explosion that occurred at 3098 Rehoboth Road north of Cottageville at 23:18 Saturday evening 09-March. Several teenagers and young adults advised they had been cleaning some property most of the day and were burning the yard debris when the explosion in the burn pit occurred. Click here for additional information.


09/March/2013 – Emergency Services Softball Tournament

The 2nd Annual Emergency Services Softball Tournament was held Saturday 09-March-2013 at the Colleton County Recreation Center.  Nine teams competed in the all day tournament.  A total of $2,510.00 was raised, which is to be split between the Carolina Children's Charity and the MUSC's Burned Children's Fund.  Burton Fire District took the tournament championship... click here for additional information.  


07/March/2013 – Structure Fire – “A” and “B” Shifts

A mid morning structure fire destroyed an approximately 2800 square foot home, a small pickup truck and a workshop at 3194 Ritter Road in the Catholic Hill Community. The fire was reported at 07:53 Thursday 07-March. A Sheriff’s Deputy arrived on the scene within minutes of the dispatch, reporting the flames where already through the roof. Click here for additional information. 


06/March/2013 – MCI MVC with Air Evac. – “A” Shift

A two vehicle, near head-on collision on ACE Basin Parkway (US Highway 17) injured nine people Wednesday afternoon 06-March. The accident site was located approximately two miles south of the Green Pond Community (SC Hwy 303). At approximately 13:31, a north bound Dodge mini-van crossed the center line into the southbound lane on a two lane, straight stretch of the highway. Click here for more information. 


06/March/2013 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

A singlewide mobile home was heavily damaged in an early morning fire at 41 Huberts Lane in the Green Pond Community, Wednesday morning 6-March. 9-1-1 Operators received the report of the fire at 01:28 reporting smoke and flames coming from the home. Engine 6 and Medic 6 arrived four minutes later to find the home fully involved. Click here for additional information.


05/March/2013 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

Firefighters responded to a doublewide mobile fire at 2214 Scuffletown Road Tuesday afternoon 5-March at 15:02. Units arrived to find smoke coming from the dwelling and fire in the attic space. Crews deployed multiple handlines and contained the fire to the kitchen and attic. The fire began on the exterior of the home in an area on the back porch. It spread up the back wall and into the attic. Click here for more information.


05/March/2013 – Structure Fire – “C” Shift

Firefighters were sent to 541 Sullivan’s Ferry Road Tuesday morning for what was reported to be a shed on fire. Engine 9 and Medic 9 arrived to find an approximately 3 acre grass and woods fire with a well involved singlewide mobile home in the back of a field. The mobile home was being used as a storage building for antiques and presented some access problems. Click here for additional information. 


OSHA Classes for 2013 have been completed and Physicals have commenced.  If you have not scheduled an appointment for your OSHA mandated annual physical or did not complete a fit test, you must call Fire-Rescue Headquarters by Friday, March 8, 2013 to schedule an appointment.  The deadline for obtaining Fire Brigade Clearance forms and TB test results is April 30, 2013.

02-March-2013 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

At 03:59, Saturday morning 02-March, 9-1-1 received a report of a house on fire at 45 Leroys Place off of Can City Road. Engine 26 arrived to remote area, approximately seven minutes later to find the doublewide mobile fully involved. The roof, the back wall and most of the floor had already collapsed. The neighbors advised the homeowner was out of town. Click here for additional information.


Congratulations to Firefighter-EMT Jason Benton on the birth of his son Jordan Lee who was born Thursday evening 21-February at 21:54. Jordan is 19-1/2 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Both baby and mother are doing fine.

01-March-2013 / Dr. Seuss Presentation

In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Forest Hills Elementary School held a Dr. Seuss Day, where public officials read Dr. Seuss books to the children in various class rooms. Fire-Rescue presented to the first and second grades in the auditorium, projecting the “Cat in the Hat” on a large screen. Click here for additional information. 


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