Colleton County Fire-Rescue

April 2014

29/April/2014 – Fall with Air Evac – “C” shift

A 53 year old man received suspected life threatening injuries after falling approximately 20 feet through the roof of an business at 1203 North Jefferies Blvd. The man landed on a fork lift and struck his head on a transmission. He was conscious but complained of pain from multiple traumatic injuries. Firefighter-Paramedics called for a medical helicopter while they immobilized the man and treated his injuries. Click here for more information.

29/April/2014 – Four Wheeler Accident with Air Evac – “C” shift

A 48 year old woman received critical injuries in a four wheeler accident Tuesday afternoon 29-April. Witnesses advised the woman fell from a four wheeler and then the vehicle rolled on top of her. A piece of metal struck her abdomen. Firefighters from Station # 2 arrived quickly and began treating the woman and controlling her bleeding. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to KC Campbell for passing Engineer testing and obtaining the rank of Engineer/Paramedic. 

24/April/2014 – MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

A 31 year old Beaufort woman suffered multiple traumatic injuries following a single car MVC at the northbound 43 mile marker on I-95 Thursday afternoon. The woman’s 1999 Ford Explorer left the roadway at a high rate of speed before striking several large trees in the median. Click here for more information.

23/April/2014 – MVC with entrapment – “A” Shift

A single vehicle accident on I-95 sent two people to the hospital Wednesday afternoon 23-April. At 14:36, Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the 40 mile marker northbound for an over-turned vehicle which was down an embankment. Engine 13 and Medic 13 arrived to find the Ford Pick-up truck lying on the driver’s side with heavy damage approximately 15 feet below the highway. Click here for more information.

20/April/2014 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

A single vehicle, high speed MVC sent four people to the hospital Sunday morning 20-April. The accident occurred at 8:44 on Sniders Highway near Schoolhouse Road, when a Ford pickup truck left the roadway and rolled over several times. The occupants were wearing seatbelts and the children were restrained in safety seats. Click here for more information.

12/April/2014 – Lowcountry Regional Airport Annual Air Show

The Lowcountry Regional Airport hosted their annual Wings and Wheels air show Saturday 12-April. The event was attended by several thousand spectators. The crowds were treated to aerial acrobatics, vintage, modern and experimental aircraft and an antique car show. Click here for more information.

11/April/2014 – High Speed MVC with Air Evac – “A” Shift

A 35 year old male suffered multiple traumatic injuries in a high speed motorcycle crash Friday afternoon 11-April. The incident was reported at 15:56 when a motorist found the man lying in a ditch in the 4100 block of Featherbed Road north of the Neyles Community. Click here for more information.
4/7/2014- We wish to congratulate Firefighter-EMT Robert McAlhaney and his wife Leslie on the birth of their son Robert Jace who was born on Monday 7-April at 16:38. Jace weighed 8 lbs 10 oz and was 20 inches long. Click here for more information. 

11/April/2014 – Structure Fire – “B” Shift

A Walterboro man narrowly escaped a house fire Friday morning 11-April. At 06:12, 9-1-1 received several reports of a well involved fire at a residence located at 410 Country Lane. Engine 26 arrived to find a singlewide mobile home with an addition and attached garage approximately 60% involved. Click here for more information.

10/April/2014 – Structure & Woods Fire – “B” Shift

At 17:24, Thursday afternoon 10-April, a neighbor reported a woods fire near the 100 block of Bentley Drive. Engine 19 arrived to find an approximately 1 acre woods fire with two outside storage buildings well involved with three residential dwellings threatened. A structural assignment was then dispatched to the incident. Click here for more information.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue will be conducting Pre-Employment Testing (PET) on May 6-8, 2014.  If you are interested in a position with Colleton County Fire-Rescue, please complete an application as soon as possible.  Click
here to see more information regarding the application process. 

06/April/2014 – Structure Fire – “A” Shift

A one story workshop was heavily damaged in a mid-afternoon fire at 210 Oxford Road, Sunday 06-April. Several callers reported the fire at 17:14. Responding firefighters could see a column of thick black smoke from two miles away. First arriving units found a single story wood frame shop with an attached awning well involved. A second wooden structure near the building was also smoking. Click here for more information.

04 and 05 April - Safe Kids Fair – “B” and “C” shifts

The annual Safe Kids Safety Fair was held at the National Guard Armory Friday and Saturday from 09:00 to 13:00. All third grade students were brought to the fair on Friday morning to rotate through the exhibits. The event is sponsored by the Safe Kids Coalition from Colleton Medical Center. Displays included, Colleton Medical Center, School Bus Safety, Gun Safety, ATV Safety, the Sheriff’s Office, 9-1-1 Communications, Coastal Electric, an animal farm, animal safety and Fire-Rescue.  Click here for more information.  

01/April/2014 – Mutual Aid Structure Fire – “B” Shift

Fire-Rescue sent eight personnel on a mutual aid request to assist Allendale County Fire Department with overhaul of a large commercial facility located at 9918 Bufords Bridge Highway in Fairfax. The company which is operated by Georgia Pacific, manufactures OSB boards. The fire occurred in a wood chip holding building which is several stories high. Click here for more information.

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