Colleton County Fire-Rescue

November 2013

We will be holding shift drills for the full-time personnel on Monday, December 16th; Tuesday, December 17th, and Wednesday, December 18th between the hours of 0900 and 1700 at Station 19.  Additionally, countywide drill will be held on Thursday, December 19th at 19:00 hours at Station 19.  All personnel are invited to any of these drills. 800 MHz portable radios will be distributed to individuals during these four drills. 
YOU MUST REGISTER BY DECEMBER 12TH AT 17:00 HOURS FOR THESE DRILLS if you would like to have your radio issued during those drills.  Each radio is issued to a specific individual.  You must also bring your county issued portable radio and charger to the drill.  If you do not pre-register and do not bring your county issued portable radio to the drill, you will not be issued a new 800 MHz portable radio.  Registration can be accomplished through the Quicklinks on this website, emailing, or contacting the training division at 538-6849.
We wish to congratulate Firefighter Paul Bagley on successfully passing the NREMT written and practical exam. 

26/November/2013 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A 30x30 outdoor building used for storage and a screened in cooker was destroyed in a mid-afternoon fire at 237 Leisure Lane at Bennetts Point. The homeowner returned to his residence to find the building in flames. Firefighters deployed two 1-3/4 handlines to extinguish the fire. The nearby home was not damaged. Click here for more information.

25/November/2013 – Decorating the Courthouse

Firefighters assisted Clerk of Court Pat Grant with decorating the Courthouse for the upcoming Christmas holidays. Firefighter-Paramedic Pam Berry directed the crews. Berry has guided our department with the project for the last five years. Click here for more information.

24/November/2013 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

A 48 year old Savannah woman survived a high speed MVC on I-95 near the 41 mile marker northbound. The woman reported that she may have fallen asleep before leaving the roadway Sunday afternoon 24-November at 15:20. Her Ford Expedition SUV struck the guard taking out approximately 50 to 75 of the safety device, before flipping over multiple times. Click here for more information.

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. Click here for more information.

23/November/2013 – Fatal MVC – “B” shift

A Hendersonville man was found deceased in a pickup truck following a moderate speed collision. The Chevrolet pickup was travelling southbound on Green Pond Highway when it left the roadway just south of Ritter Road. The truck struck the northbound ditch bank twice before coming to rest. Firefighter-Paramedics found the adult male across the front seats without any signs of life. Click here for more information.

22/November/2013 – Mutual Aid to Structure Fire Yemassee FD – “A” Shift

Fire-Rescue responded as mutual aid to the Town of Yemassee Fire Department Friday evening 22-November. At 23:08, Yemassee requested a Tender to assist with a fire at Dixie Poly Drum located on Hill Road off of Yemassee Highway. The large plastics manufacturing facility was well involved. Two two-story buildings were heavily damaged in the fire. Click here for more information.

22/November/2013 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A vacant residence was moderately damaged after a yard debris fire spread to the building Friday afternoon 22-November at 15:56. The yard fire caught the siding of the building on fire in two places, then advanced up the walls into the attic. The fire also spread into the adjacent woods and endangered a mobile home on the property. Click here for more information.

20/November/2013 – Truck vs Moped with Air Evac – “B” Shift

A 47 year old man received a possible head injury after his moped was struck by a truck on Charleston Highway near Brittlebank Road after dark Wednesday evening 20-November. The man was thrown into the windshield of the truck and presented with an altered LOC. He was treated and immobilized at the scene. Click here for more information.

20/November/2013 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A Futrell Lane home was heavily damaged in a mid-afternoon fire Wednesday 20-November. At 14:29, neighbors notified 9-1-1 that they could see smoke and flames coming from the singlewide mobile home and the yard was on fire. Engine 5 arrived minutes later to find the mobile home 50% involved. Click here for additional information.

20/November/2013 – Fatal Shooting Incident – “A” Shift 

Fire-Rescue and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 12 Brights Court for a shooting incident Wednesday morning 20-November at 04:44. Deputies cleared the scene and found the 30 year old man lying unconscious, face down in the front yard. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly began treating the man who received gunshot wounds to the head and torso. Click here for more information.

19/November/2013 – Stabbing Incident w/Air Evac – “A” Shift

A 34 year old man received critical injuries in a stabbing incident that occurred at 107 Mincey Street Tuesday evening 19-November at 22:49. Responders found the man lying on the edge of the roadway. Firefighter-Paramedics discovered the man had a single stab wound to the upper chest and was having difficulty breathing. Click here for more information.

17/November/2013 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

Incident 3 13-06290 - Firefighters saved a home from being destroyed Sunday evening 17-November at 58 Cross Court. A neighbor notified 9-1-1 of smoke coming from the house at 23:18. When Firefighters arrived 5 minutes later, flames were shooting out of two windows at the rear of the residence. Click here for more information.

17/November/2013 – MVC with Fire – “B” Shift

A 21 year old man received multiple traumatic injuries in a single car MVC on Tuskegee Airman Drive at Purple Heart Drive Sunday afternoon 17-November at 13:19. The 2014 Honda Crosstour, left the roadway then struck a tree. The car received heavy damage and was smoking. Another motorist, Ernest (Bubba) Smyly drove up on the accident and stopped to assist. Click here for more information.

14/November/2013 – High Speed MVC – “B” Shift

Three people were injured in a two vehicle high speed MVC at the intersection of Augusta Highway and Rehoboth Road Thursday evening 14-November. The accident was reported at 19:59 after a Mitsubishi Lancer drove through a stop sign and was struck by an east bound Ford Pickup Truck. The pickup left the roadway, struck several large trees and caught fire. Click here for additional information.
Retired Chief Ashton Syfrett has compiled a history of the rural fire department in Colleton County.  Click
here for more information.
ALL CCFR PERSONNEL: Countywide Drills will be held on Saturday, November 16th at 08:30 hours at Station 19 and Thursday, November 21st at 19:00 hours at Station 19.  The training topic will be Search and Rescue.  The training division would like to prepare necessary food and instructors for the number of personnel attending.  You can register by emailing the training division at , contacting the training division at 538-6849, or click on the "Drill Registration" option from the CCFR website quicklinks.

13/November/2013 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A fire on the stove, spread outside the residence at 1802 Sidneys Road Wednesday afternoon 13-November at 12:22. The occupant had been cooking when the food burned setting fire to the cabinets and stove. The flames exited the home through the vent over the stove and caused damage to the exterior of the building. Click here for more information.

13/November/2013 – MVC with Entrapment – “C” Shift

A mother and two children were transported to Colleton Medical Center Wednesday morning 13-November following a three car MVC in the intersection of Jefferies Highway and Tuskegee Airman Drive. At 07:10, a Pontiac Sunfire and Chevrolet Pickup Truck collided head-on sustaining heavy damage. Click here for more information.
We wish to congratulate Firefighter-EMT Will Worrell on obtaining EMT certification. Worrell successfully completed the NREMT testing process last week.  

09 & 10 November, 2013 - Lowcountry Fire and EMS Weekend

Colleton County Fire-Rescue hosted the first Lowcountry Fire & EMS Weekend at the Colleton Job Center and Fire-Rescue Station 19 on Thunderbolt Drive on November 9th & 10th. This training opportunity was a first of its kind in the State of South Carolina bringing both fire service and Emergency Medical related topics to one location. Click here for more information.
Myrtle Avant, the Grandmother of Melodie Ellis, Fire-Rescues’ Admin. Asst at HQ, passed away Friday morning. We offer condolences to Melodie and her family. Visitation will be held at Parker Rhoden Funeral Home on Paul Street in Walterboro, Saturday evening from 18:00 to 20:00. The funeral service will be conducted Sunday at the Funeral Home at 14:00, with a burial service held at Sandy Dam Methodist Church on Charleston Highway.
CCFR will be hosting an EMT Course beginning January 16, 2014.  If you are interested, please contact the training division at
(843) 538-6849 or .

03/November/2013 – Traumatic Injury with Air Evac – “C” Shift

A 26 year old male received multiple traumatic injuries in an altercation in the 100 block of Winter Drive, Sunday 03-November. At 14:40 Law Enforcement responded to the location and found the injured man. Firefighter-Paramedics responded to the scene, treated the man’s injuries and requested a medical helicopter. Click here for more information.

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